The most important line in this song is, “It started with a couple of beers…”
No one decides to become an alcoholic.
Why can some drink, even heavily, and not become addicted?
All I know is my first drink (that was my choice) was at age 11 or 12. A few years later I was hooked.
I hate alcohol as only an alcoholic (or someone who has lost a loved one to a drunk driver) can.
I don’t know if Joe Walsh’s Higher Power is Jesus. I hope and pray so.
But the song shares truth, and truth is truth regardless of who says (or sings) it.
I urge you to listen to all the words, even if the style isn’t your cup of tea.