About the Song

Conway Twitty, a stalwart of classic country music, left an indelible mark on the genre with his rich baritone voice and heartfelt lyrics. One of his memorable tracks, “Up Comes The Bottle (Down Goes The Man)”, showcases Twitty’s ability to infuse emotion and storytelling into his music. Originally released in 1976 as part of his album “This Time I’ve Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me”, this song explores the theme of heartache and the destructive power of alcohol.

Penned by the talented songwriting duo of Earl Thomas Conley and Conway Twitty himself, “Up Comes The Bottle (Down Goes The Man)” delves into the struggles of a man grappling with the demons of addiction and its toll on his relationships. Through poignant lyrics and Twitty’s soulful delivery, the song strikes a chord with listeners, evoking empathy and introspection.

Upon its release, “Up Comes The Bottle (Down Goes The Man)” resonated with audiences, earning accolades and climbing the country music charts. Twitty’s raw vocals and the song’s poignant narrative captivated listeners, propelling it to the upper echelons of the music rankings.

Despite the passage of time, “Up Comes The Bottle (Down Goes The Man)” remains a poignant reminder of the human experience, touching on themes of love, loss, and redemption. Twitty’s enduring legacy lives on through timeless classics like this, continuing to inspire and resonate with fans of country music across generations.

So, whether you’re a longtime fan of Conway Twitty or discovering his music for the first time, “Up Comes The Bottle (Down Goes The Man)” offers a poignant glimpse into the depths of the human soul, reminding us of the power of music to heal, console, and uplift.

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Lyrics

Up comes the bottle and down goes the man
I can’t help him but I can understand
When up comes the bottle
And down, down, down goes the man
You may find him anywhere
There’s heartache and despair
With loneliness so heavy
You can feel it in the air
And the only thing that matters
Is the drink in his hand
Then up comes the bottle
And down, down, down goes the man
You can read between the lines
Of his withered face
See defeat in his eyes
That keeps searching every place
Just when he tells you he can quit
You see the tremble in his hands
Then up comes the bottle
And down, down, down goes the man
Up comes the bottle
And down goes the man
There’s just one thing can stop him
The love of my woman is all that can
For he loves her you see but she left him for me
I can’t help him but I can understand
When up comes the bottle
And down, down, down goes the man