Anything seems better than
Going back to AA
How are we to admit we go to AA?
how are we to admit to a society
that appears to accept binge drinking
and irresponsible behaviour whilst drunk
on a regular basis
Perhaps I am not an alky
as most of my friends
behave the same way as I do?
Perhaps I am not that bad really
Perhaps I dont need to keep coming to meetings
Perhaps I got it wrong
Perhaps I just need to cut down abit
Yes I have tried before
and it worked for abit
So perhaps I'll try again
stopping for abit I mean
Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic.P31
what I want to say really is
that the thought of coming here
every week for the rest of my life
is just simply pants!
but i dont want to hurt your feelings
and even though life's really awful
you dont really know how bad it is
and i cant tell you, you wouldnt understand
Anyway my life revolves around bars etc
all my friends drink
how would I tell my mum?
how will I have fun again?
even though what I just experienced
was simply pants!
the thought of doing all this is much worse
yeh I have only been to one meeting
ok i'll come to another next week
We have shown how we got out from under. You say, "Yes, I’m willing. But am I to be consigned to a life where I shall be stupid, boring and glum, like some righteous people I see? I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I?P152
but I am not sure its for me
Yeh what I heard all makes sense
I did some of those things too
and felt those things
and said those things
Have you a sufficient substitute?" P152
Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead.P152
Music is The Mountain Goats