Saturday, June 20, 2009

Love is like a bottle of gin, but a bottle of gin is not like love

Now that summer is here it is officially gin & tonic season. I suppose you can drink them any time of year, but there's something about a cool refreshing gin & tonic on a hot day.

Gin & tonics also make me think of this great little song by The Magnetic Fields called Love is like a bottle of gin, but a bottle of gin is not like love. Makes you feel kind of profound as you sip your summer away.

It makes you blind, it does you in
It makes you think you're pretty tough
It makes you prone to crime and sin
It makes you say things off the cuff
It's very small and made of glass
and grossly over-advertised
It turns a genius to an ass
and makes a fool think he is wise
It could make you regret your birth
or turn cartwheels in your best suit
It costs a lot more than it's worth
and yet there is no substitute
They keep it on a higher shelf
the older and more pure it grows
It has no color in itself
but it can make you see rainbows
You can find it on the Bowery
or you can find it at Elaine's 
It makes your words more flowery
It makes the sun shine, makes it rain
You just get out what they put in
and they never put in enough
Love is like a bottle of gin
but a bottle of gin is not like love


  1. Yes, 19 years after a bad run in with Gin, I am not finally able to drink the refreshing gin & tonic again. It really is a great summer drink. Especially now that it is in the 90s & humid!

  2. oh how i love that song. and oh how it makes me want a g+t, extra lime wedge, every time i hear it. and lots of times when i don't hear it. great post.