WHY AM I DRINKIN' (Merle Haggard) Merle Haggard - 1982 Hey, why am I drinkin' There's really no reason to quit And why am I thinkin' God knows I'm tryin' to forget And why does that woman Wanna stay on my mind night and day And why am I drinkin' Why am I hurtin' this way Is love just another word for misery And is love just another word for pain The question is is love really the answer And if so why is love so much to blame If love is what we're really after Then why am I runnin' away And why am I drinkin' Why am I hurtin' this way (Instrumental Break) If love is what we're really after Then why am I runnin' away And why am I drinkin' Why am I hurtin' this way Yes, honey, why am I drinkin' And why am I hurtin' this way (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2012)