“…This is a fact: A broken heart hurts worse than a broken leg. The pain of lost love is that itch, that horror that no drug can touch. Except one. Sweet, ever-loving booze, and plenty of it. Booze is your friend. You already new that, but now more than ever. When you really need a friend in a high place to hear you as you pray for the salvation of your soul, reach to the top shelf for a hand up from Jameson or Maker’s Mark.
“I don’t have a drinking problem. ‘Cept when I can’t get a drink.” – Τom Waits
If you need some reassurance that it’s really all for the better, place your palm to the middle shelf and slap five to Wild Turkey and Jim Beam. If you want to cuss and moan about what a stinking lying bitch whore she is, lick your knuckles and brawl ‘til you’re broke with Evan Williams and Old Crow. This is a crucial time in your life. It is a test of strength and will.
“Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.” – Tom Waits
Can you be strong enough to overcome the crippling foe? Can you be resilient enough to withstand an urge to go back into situations that cause you pain? Yes. But you’re going to need help. Enter Whiskey and Rock ’n Roll. These faithful comrades will stand by your side and pick you up when you fall down. You must face each day with a full flask in your pocket and a song blaring in your head. This is the essential task you must perform in the long rite of taming a monster…”
“The piano has been drinking not me” – Tom Waits