Get Drunk And Be Somebody - song and lyrics by Toby Keith | Spotify

About the Song

Toby Keith’s “Get Drunk and Be Somebody”, a song that throws back to simpler times, dusty bars, and maybe a touch of youthful bravado. Released in 2005, it became an instant hit, resonating with folks who appreciated Keith’s signature blend of country twang and down-home storytelling. Now, if you’re like me, and remember when cassettes were cool and dial-up internet felt like lightning speed, this song might bring back a few memories. But even if you’re younger, there’s something undeniably appealing about the raw energy and relatable themes found in this toe-tapping tune.

“Get Drunk and Be Somebody” isn’t your typical love ballad or weep-into-your-beer country song. No, it’s got a bit of a mischievous glint in its eye, a playful defiance against the ordinary. It tells the story of a small-town dreamer, someone who feels stuck and yearns for something more. The narrator sees the “big shots” rolling through town, flashing their fancy cars and living the high life, and he thinks, “Hey, why not me?” Maybe a few drinks embolden him, maybe it’s just the yearning for something bigger, but he throws caution to the wind and declares, “I’m gonna find a way to get outta this rut, even if it means raising a glass or two.”

Now, before you think this is just a glorification of reckless abandon, hold on. There’s a wink and a nudge in Keith’s delivery. He knows the dangers of overindulging, but he also understands the human desire to break free, to take a chance, even if it’s a little foolish. It’s about that youthful spirit, that “can-do” attitude that says, “I might not have much now, but I sure got dreams, and I ain’t giving up.”

So, whether you’re reminiscing about your own wild days or simply enjoying a good ol’ country story, “Get Drunk and Be Somebody” is a song that’ll have you tapping your foot and maybe even raising a glass (responsibly, of course!) to the dreamers, the risk-takers, and the folks who believe that even in a small town, there’s a chance to make something of yourself. Now, crank up the volume, and let Toby Keith take you on a journey where anything feels possible, even if it starts with a little liquid courage.