“It was just the title – it was too catchy to not do. We thought that we could slow it down and give it to Tom Waits to do as a comedy song. A lot of these tunes – I Drink Alone, If You Don’t Start Drinkin’ – were originally intended for other artists. My first instinct isn't always that I've got to do a tune. A lot of times, I'm thinking, 'Who could really sing this thing...?'"
“The drinking thing is kind of funny in my career. In the 150 or so songs that we’ve released, only three pertain to drinking, and only two of them I wrote. But they’re the ones that people choose. So I’m thinking, ‘Hey, I don’t have a drinking problem – the world does!’” [Laughs]