Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind

Jeep man 22 Jun 01 - 11:40 PM
Jeep man 23 Jun 01 - 12:16 PM
Murray MacLeod 23 Jun 01 - 11:37 PM
Bartholomew 23 Jun 01 - 11:43 PM
Sorcha 24 Jun 01 - 12:05 AM
Jeep man 24 Jun 01 - 10:31 PM
GUEST,Hanrod 09 Aug 09 - 09:18 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:




Subject: Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind
From: Jeep man
Date: 22 Jun 01 - 11:40 PM

Norman Blake does this song and if you havn't heard it, you should. He does a great job, but I don't rightly understand what the term Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind mean. (Deaf and blind to anything except whiskey)?

Your comments are most welcome. Jeep


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind
From: Jeep man
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 12:16 PM

Refresh. Help Guys. J


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 11:37 PM

The fourth verse of the song goes

All around this country
What d'you think I see ?
Lord, whisky, dope and women
They made a wreck of me.

I am inclined to think that Norman is suffering from terminal loss of hearing and vision brought about through overindulgence in the demon drink. That would fit in with the downbeat sentiments in the rest of the song.

Murray


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind
From: Bartholomew
Date: 23 Jun 01 - 11:43 PM

I would think it applies more metaphorically. I see it as the stage of alcoholism where you can't see that you have a problem and won't listen when someone tries to tell you.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 12:05 AM

Is there a reason this is a new thread instead of a continuation of this one???.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind
From: Jeep man
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 10:31 PM

My bad, Sorcha. Jeep


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whiskey Deaf and Whiskey Blind
From: GUEST,Hanrod
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 09:18 PM

Great song, and it means what it says. No need for any quasi-positive interpretations or sociological criticism; it is about life, which leaves us deaf and blind, with or without whiskey.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 23 February 2:14 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.