He Stopped Loving Beer Today

by Half Pagan

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In honor of Dr. Homan's birthday, we wanted to share with you the song he wants everyone to sing at his funeral. Many friends and relatives of Half Pagan passed away in 2019. Dr. Homan, contemplating his own mortality, and with a tip of the cowboy hat to George Jones, who made the original song famous, and Bobby Braddock and Curly Putnam, who wrote the original song's lyrics and music. It might be the best sad song ever. Cheers!


He Stopped Loving Beer Today
Set to music of George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today”

He said I’ll love you till I die
Beer told him you’ll forget in time
I watched the years pass slowly by
Beer still preyed upon his mind

He kept a cold one by his wall
Got half drunk now and then
But he still loved beer through it all
Hoping he’d never run out again

They found some Dixies by his bed
Dated 1992
He had written out in red
Damnit beer I love you

Went to drink beer with my friend today
Oh but I didn’t see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I’d seen him without a beer

He stopped loving beer today
Friends poured 40 ouncers on the ground
Soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving beer today

You know beer came to see him one last time
Oh, we all wondered if beer would
And it kept running through my mind
Well, this time he’s over beer for good

He stopped loving beer today
They placed some beers inside his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving beer today


released January 26, 2019
Guitar, vocals, lyrics, production: Dr. Homan
Vocals: Editor B
Cello: Kalypso Homan
Bass, vocals, audio mastering: Mike Hogan

based on a composition by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putnam


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We're a rock band based in Bulbancha. You might call it New Orleans. Sometimes we do songs about cemetery picnics or the mythology of ancient Babylon. We're Half Pagan.

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