George Strait - Poison Lyrics




My first sip made me gag
And I thought I was gonna blow beets
But I took another and pretty soon brother
Sour mash started tasting sweet
Made me feel brave and strong
Bulletproof, like I could do no wrong
But I found out before too long
What I should've known

You can learn to love anything
Even a bird in a cage will sing a song
Even it's wrong
Even if it kills you in the end
You can learn to love anything
Trade your heart and soul for a ball and chain
Anything can bring you pleasure, even pain
Pick your poison
Poison
Pick your poison

Ruby lips hid a razor tongue
And a heart, blue as glacier ice
I was warned, but I was willing
To ignore everybody's advice
The more I gave, the more she took
She walked away without a second look
Just one more page from that great big book
On how

You can learn to love anything
Even a bird in a cage will sing a song
Even if it's wrong
Even if it kills you in the end
You can learn to love anything
Trade your heart and soul for a ball and chain
Anything can bring you pleasure, even pain
You can learn to love anything
A prison wall, a ball and chain
Anything can bring you pleasure, even pain
Pick your poison
Poison
(You can learn)
Pick your poison

Pick your poison
(You can learn)
Pick your poison
Poison
Poison
Pick your poison
Pick your poison





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  1. Janene Adkins

    John, you are my poison. When my time comes to leave this earth, your name will be the last thing to roll across my tongue and pass through my lips.

  2. Rodger Turner

    The man....King of country!!

  3. Jk M

    It don’t get no better than George Strait

  4. T-Mac 10

    “Even a bird in a cage will sing a song”.. that’ll make ya sit and think on some things there.

  5. Brenda Vanbuskirk

    Beautiful music..words are interesting..

  6. Calvin Youderian

    You all are missing the message..... he sees one of the struggles in the world..... addiction, whether it be drugs alcohol or whatever... he focuses on alcohol but it's all the same... and yes strait is the ki g but listen to the song....

  7. Broken Down Old Iron Acres

    Anyone else thought the first few notes sounded like 3 Doors Down- Not My Time?

  8. Shane Rogalski

    King George at his best.

  9. Jamie Liss

    Of course it's a good song. It's George Strait lol

  10. Nikki Mills

    King George! Now, forever, and always.

  11. Eddie Thompson

    I've been poisoned since 16

  12. Tx Twister

    Amazing song, King of Country

  13. Ericknowsbest !

    When this man sings a tune he hits a special spot in a certain type of man/women. We know who we are. Bless this hard working man George Strait!

  14. Hexxxed 69 Cherrypie

    WOW I LIKED ITTT...Never heard b4 is it NEW??? INTRESTING thing here; my FATHER had a hobby of building THOSE kinds of SHIPS that u c in bottles.....INTRESTING!!!!HE WAS ALSO AN ALCOHOLIC TILL THE END . . SAD BUT TRUE!!!✨🔠✨😱

  15. Vincent Chamberlain

    Long live the King!!!

  16. Bruce Titus

    Who the hell gives George Strait thumbs down.

  17. Lance West Coast

    King of country, one of the few who makes great songs and stories than most the shit that is out there now. Anyone who thumbs down this does not know good music or a great artist.

  18. Tammy M

    There's a reason he's King! I'm sadly disappointed that this song has less than 80,000 views in 8 days. Y'all he deserves better! It's George Strait!!

  19. Jeremy Smith

    Some of the deepest lyrics ever sang

  20. Wayne Carroll

    GOAT!!!

  21. Valerie Murdock

    I absolutely love George! He's what every country artist should be striving for!💋

  22. Jeremy Frossard

    Real country

  23. Tammy Powell

    JESUS IS COMING BACK SO VERY SOON 💯✅🎉😁👍🏻🙏🏻♥️🥰👰🎁♾

    Emmanuel-guildmaster black&yellow

    Tammy Powell I HOPE SO please come.

  24. Landrie Hankins

    Love this song but still trying to find the meaning in it...

    Raptor

    Whiskey and Women can bring you pleasure AND pain. But you still love it, even though it can be toxic. (My interpretation)

    Ami Matthews

    My take on it is that we love things even when they aren't best for us. We all have a "poison". Like a man, a drug, etc.

  25. Sandy Jimenez

    Love it just listened to it you rock george

  26. Caleb Hawkins

    😔 true stuff strait

  27. You Tell Me

    Thank you

  28. MANiFEST Paranormal

    I can almost hear Californication in the first few seconds of the song. :o

  29. Grant James

    The King of country 👑

  30. John Molina

    George Strait never disappoints

  31. Karla Van Winkle

    Amazing

  32. Brent R.

    Still killin it

  33. Joan Snyder

    😍❤❤❤

  34. Patrick Tisdale

    GEORGE STRAIGHT, ALWAYS AND FOREVER THE GREATEST!!!!

  35. James Brown

    Oh my gosh I think I'm going to barf.

  36. Sheldon Travis

    I now have a new favorite George Strait Song ♥️

  37. Joseph Willette

    George is the man

  38. Vicky Love

    Love love love ❤️ it

  39. Gregory Lee Trevino

    I'm here to make sure that GEORGE STRAIT will FOREVER BE THE KING OF TEXAS...that's my word and THAT'S HOW IT WILL ALWAZE BE...ALWAZE and BEYOND

  40. Cindy Wilburn

    I love anything the King of Country sings and I love him keep it up George

  41. Pj Burcham

    Take notes ppl. This is REAL COUNTRY

  42. Billie Forrest

    The new so called country singers, should listen to him....its real country music. George Strait, doesnt cross over to rap or rock just to be popular, he is a country singer, not just a people pleaser.

  43. Abram Porras

    I'll drink to that

  44. majr72

    Wow classic country song by the King himself. Country radio needs to play more of this instead of most of the crap they play these days.

  45. J.V.P logan.

    Pass for me . Ain't feeling it.

    Pam Allen

    To each their own. Wishing you the Best👌anyways. It's a good song for ALL that have chosen their Posins in Life, sadly enough😪🥰

  46. Nita Daniels

    His voice just comforts my soul... I love driving through the Texas hill country and listening to George Strait... #king

  47. media1group

    That's cow music boys and girls!

  48. Jake Zilla

    Great song! Way to keep it Country king George!

  49. Greg Vincent

    George is the real deal !

  50. hymaintenance1

    I love it!

  51. Justin Bryson

    There will never be another George strait. No matter how hard these new artist try to be country, they just can't

  52. Chitwncubsfangrl

    I am not interested in any man from Oklahoma or Kansas YUKKKKk🤮

  53. Lisa Herrera

    As always ,beautiful song.

  54. villagedipper

    I got excited then remembered this song is already 8 years old. Im sorry everyone great timeless words by the King.

  55. Stompin' Grounds

    We love his music!

  56. Myra kay Poncho

    👍👍👍👍

  57. Patrick Nordsvahn

    I relate to this in so many ways. Amazing song.

  58. Long branch

    The panty soaker

  59. AndЯew

    amen George music that makes you think and chuckle smile a true artist

  60. Desmon Wad-as

    country music my morning glory

  61. Ken Stollings

    Another great one from King George!!! Ken

  62. Mike Eastman

    Chuck Cannon and Allen Shamblin Songwriters. They had the song for over 6 years, a lot of artists passed on it or wanted them to change the "blow beets" line...George said he could relate and ended up cutting it.

    Theron Ash

    I've heard worse lines in otherwise awesome songs. We'll see if this awesome song gets any airplay. Won't be the least surprised if it doesn't. Now the theme is booze instead of Christ and toxic women are fun and exciting. We'll see.

  63. Jean Depoli

    Forever the King of Country music. Beautiful song ♥️

  64. Brandon Davis

    This is an awsome song he always sings about real life situation

  65. Tracey Jacques

    Always a pleasure to hear this great mans voice!! True country music right here. Wish he be played more when on the radio stations 🥰. Great tune!

  66. Ocean Country

    King George does it again 🎶🎵❤🎵🎶

  67. Judy

    LOVE HIS VOICE ,the song is true!♥️🐾♥️🐾♥️🐾☘☘

  68. BBDcummins

    Dam real new country music! No pop country here

  69. Donny Pence

    There's the George Straight I remember.. Hope they play this on the radio..

    Carl Ramsey

    WHY? Do we not have enough technology to listen to whatever we want without having to put up with the sorry ass radio??...come on man, piss on Nashville & PISS ON SO-CALLED POP TOO 40 COUNTRY RADIO!! I ain't listened to the radio in 2 yrs & do not miss it...PERIOD

    Rodeo Man

    @Carl Ramsey  Carl Ramsey  lol looks like you took Donny Pence's comment a bit personally there buddy 🤔.. I think he was just making the point that this kind of stuff just isn't played enough ANYWHERE these days.. you need to relax a bit cowboy, PERIOD

    Carl Ramsey

    I see a 👎 on my reply...?🤔. Does this mean some1 would rather listen to the sorry ass radio when all they play is pop top 40??🤔

  70. Rancine Hathcock

    Ty, as always, George Strait. King of country for good reason

  71. Jennifer Duncan

    I just realized why I've never been a Strait fan. His three and a half minute songs are filled with at least two minutes of filler, aka instrumental and repeating chorus/lines/words. He could have done so much better.

    Lee Higginbotham

    Haha. This is officially the dumbest comment I've ever read on YouTube. Congratulations! 👍

    Devan Jones

    Jennifer Duncan girl George is like a fine wine! He’s great!

    Friedrich Schmidt

    I agree with Jennifer. Strait is such a by-the-numbers singer. Solid with his material, but nothing more; a lot of his - mostly more recent - songs also suffer from lazy songwriting. Plus, he hasn't added anything innovative to his catalogue in the last 25 years.
    A great voice, but massively underused throughout his career.

  72. Jane Mulandi

    Country music rocks.

    Alabama Stamps

    George did it again great song he came out with holiday spirit going into next year king of country

  73. Kevin Clemons

    Okay...,The KING has released one at the right time in country music. Bro-country who? haha THIS IS REAL COUNTRY MUSIC his iconic voice..

  74. Scarlett Melody Lane

    I thought he retired I guess he couldn't stay gone very long lol

    C.L. Holt

    He retired from touring not singing.

  75. Cindyjean Stover

    I love this song... I love George Strait 💕

  76. Amanda Kersey

    George Strait will always be king

    burnhuman_2

    Cough cough think you mean johnny cash

    Jerrod Bates

    Co sign

    SlidewaysKenny

    Amanda Kersey George jones

    Stan Smith

    Ummm.......
    *clears-throat*
    OleGeorge said """ Life would be ah 3chord song, & The King Would be George JONES """ ♥️

    Jeff Darnell

    Amanda Kersey long live the king

  77. R8R 4LIFE

    I picked my poison when George was singing when I was a young boy in the 80s..I knew this singer was very special to music in the homes of families, I'd go to someone's house and George would be on their radio, I'd get in my mommas car and George would be there also....LET ME ASK YOU..IF GEORGE NEVER PLAYED MUSIC , HOW WOULD YOU LOOK AT COUNTRY MUSIC TODAY??..JUST SHOWS HOW THIS MAN MADE COUNTRY MUSIC SUCH A TRADITION OF COUNTRY MUSIC...ENJOY..

    Greg Vincent

    My story also. I have been hooked on Strait since the early 80s.

    Juan Ruiz

    🇨🇱

  78. nathanielstephenbaue

    The King of Country

    burnhuman_2

    Hes one of them

  79. Donna Benson

    Texas cowboy only gets better

  80. vegeta420z

    Love this youtube channel they usually put up quality legit country. I have a love hate with george straight, I either love or hate his songs, some of them feel like watered down poppy garbage, this song being case in point I'm one of the 4 thumbs down this song gets a hard pass from me.

  81. Tammie Hardeman

    Sound so good

  82. Donna Marie Pszoniak

    How true are the word's to this song"" by King George. Pick Your Poison""" 💞💞😘

    Liberty Construction

    Donna Marie Pszoniak women was always my poison but damn it I wouldn’t have it any other way lol😍

  83. Nikki Davis

    I can relate ♡ Love this!

  84. phsc

    Amazing from the king!

  85. Patty Fowler

    Love me some George Strait 💞 Always and forever 💗

  86. NAK DICKSON

    Country music at its best 😍 golden

  87. sad day.

    Boa dmais...

  88. Melinda Pemberton

    MITCH I KNOW YOU CAN LOVE ME AND ALCOHOL I KNOW YOU CAN YOU . ARE NOW BABE I.LOVE YOU TO EVEN.IF YOU DO.DRIIK I.LOVE YOU ANYWAY. FOREVRR ALL MY LIFE BABE LOVE ME FOREVER ALWAYS MY LOVE GOOD NITE MY.LOVE SEE YOU.IN MORNING LOVE YOU MY.LOVE

  89. John Thompson

    Really like this one from George strait beautiful song 😀 love from Ireland 🤠 keep it country

  90. Taff Mpamhanga

    Man, this is real country music not those rap kinds, Florida Georgia Line, Jordan Davis........... the list goes on.

    Patrick Nordsvahn

    DublinGreen He didn’t insult he simply expressed what is real country to him and what is not. I agree with him.

    Gregg Barkley

    Country rap is pretty good, i wouldnt even specify florida georgia line in that. Country rap is like, the lacs

    Billy Cain

    @DublinGreen you are 100% right

    Dixie Frank

    @DublinGreen Florida Georgia line is Bro country. They think they're Ghetto.

    THIS IS COUNTRY!

    Federico Floris

    Jason Aldean sucks harder than FGL

  91. Hillbilly Politico

    The King!!!

  92. Gman LTZ

    Still the man !¡!¡!¡!¡

  93. Federico Floris

    different for him but beautiful

  94. Nathaniel Mills

    how I wish we had a lot more George Strait, Alan Jackson, Clay Walker and a lot less Jason Aldean.

    Taff Mpamhanga

    Amen to that!!

  95. Country Music Channel: Blue River

    My first sip made me gag
    And I thought I was gonna blow beets
    But I took another and pretty soon brother
    Sour mash started tasting sweet
    Made me feel brave and strong
    Bulletproof, like I could do no wrong
    But I found out before too long
    What I should've known

    You can learn to love anything
    Even a bird in a cage will sing a song
    Even it's wrong
    Even if it kills you in the end
    You can learn to love anything
    Trade your heart and soul for a ball and chain
    Anything can bring you pleasure, even pain
    Pick your poison
    Poison
    Pick your poison

    Ruby lips hid a razor tongue
    And a heart, blue as glacier ice
    I was warned, but I was willing
    To ignore everybody's advice
    The more I gave, the more she took
    She walked away without a second look
    Just one more page from that great big book
    On how

    You can learn to love anything
    Even a bird in a cage will sing a song
    Even if it's wrong
    Even if it kills you in the end
    You can learn to love anything
    Trade your heart and soul for a ball and chain
    Anything can bring you pleasure, even pain
    You can learn to love anything
    A prison wall, a ball and chain
    Anything can bring you pleasure, even pain
    Pick your poison
    Poison
    (You can learn)
    Pick your poison

    Pick your poison
    (You can learn)
    Pick your poison
    Poison
    Poison
    Pick your poison
    Pick your poison

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