I was sittin’ in a chair at the H&R Block
Some bean countin’, pencil pusher runnin’ up the clock
Said, "I’ve tallied up your numbers for the end of the year
And son, you’ve spent a small fortune on liquor and beer."

I said, it’s cheaper than a shrink
You don’t have to think
You just pour and drink
It’s sixteen-fifty for a bottle of Jack
No pouring out your heart to some high-dollar quack
Just a flip of the wrist and you’re gettin’ it done
And gettin’ just as messed up and havin’ a lot more fun

And it’s cheaper than a shrink
You don’t have to think
You just pour and drink
Aw, it’s cheaper than a shrink

Now me and her had this little problem between us
Tryin’ to bridge the gap between Mars and Venus
She said, "Honey, I think we need to see a marital counselor."
I said, "All we need to do is slam a case of twelve-ouncers."

’Cause it’s cheaper than a shrink
You don’t have to think
You just pour and drink
About eighteen bucks’ll get you four six-packs
No pouring out your heart to some high dollar quack
Just a flip of the wrist and you’re gettin’ it done
And gettin’ just as messed up and havin’ a lot more fun

And it’s cheaper than a shrink
You don’t have to think
You just pour and drink
Yeah, it’s cheaper than a shrink

If liquor prices soared as high as gasoline
Then I’d a quit drinkin’ back when I was nineteen
It’s the oldest most proven form of therapy
The best thing about it far as I can see is that it’s

Cheaper than a shrink
You don’t have to think
You just pour and drink
And it’s cheaper than a shrink

Aw, you just pour and drink
And it’s a whole lot cheaper
Than some big town, clock hound, drag you down shrink