• Sara

Spill This Bottle

I started the idea to this song when I was sixteen. I had the hook "Spill this bottle, cause this bottle's spilling me". I think it came from watching all the cowboys in my hometown drink a few beers after a hard day's work and they would start telling their stories... especially at the town establishment : Wayne's (formerly Wayne & Layne's).

When the idea first came to me, I was writing it as a sad, slow ballad. A few years later it came to me to pick up the tempo and then the song just fell out. It has become one of my favorite songs I've written. It's my husband's favorite too. I love the way the recording turned out as well. It seems to BOAST the sounds of my upbringing. Roots matter to me and this song makes me proud.


Spill This Bottle

written by : Sara Douga


Six months ago he left me

And I'm still sitting here

Drinking on this whiskey

Crying the same ole tears


Just when I think I've come around, he walks back in my mind

And here I go telling the bar tender about my life.


Somebody spill this bottle

Cause this bottle's spilling me

Setting all our memories

And dreadful secrets free

My daddy, he would be

So ashamed of me

Spill this bottle

Cause this bottle's spilling me


Well I was raised to be

Strong and independent

Never let 'em see you cry

Only let 'em catch you grinning


But ever since he left me all my pride has gone astray

And I'm mounted on this bar stool, blabbering away


Somebody spill this bottle

Cause this bottle's spilling me

Setting all our memories

And dreadful secrets free

My daddy, he would be

So ashamed of me

Spill this bottle

Cause this bottle's spilling me


Jack, Jim Beam, a little Wild Turkey

Doesn't really matter, they all make me feel worthy

Of a little self pity party

Pour, poor pitiful me


Somebody spill this bottle

Cause this bottle's spilling me

Setting all our memories

And dreadful secrets free

My daddy, he would be

So ashamed of me

Spill this bottle

Cause this bottle's spilling me


Somebody spill this bottle

Cause this bottle's spilling me


© 2018 by Sara Douga