Bottom of a Bottle

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"Bottom of a Bottle"
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Single by Smile Empty Soul
from the album Smile Empty Soul
Released March 25, 2003 (2003-03-25)[1]
Length 3:42
Label Lava Records
Songwriter(s) Sean Danielsen, Derek Gledhill, Ryan Martin
Producer(s) John Lewis Parker
Smile Empty Soul singles chronology
"Bottom of a Bottle"
"Nowhere Kids"
" Bottom of a Bottle "
"Nowhere Kids"

"Bottom of a Bottle" is the debut single from Smile Empty Soul's eponymous album. The song was released in 2003 and ranked No. 7 on Alternative Songs.[2]

Composition and lyrics[edit]

Contrary to some of the lyrics, the song talks about influencing people to do whatever it is that keeps them going and makes them feel alive, indicating that the word "drug" is a metaphor for the same.[3][4][5]

Featured on[edit]

  • Xtreme Sessionz, Vol. 1 (Lava Room)
  • Nu Rock Traxx, Vol. 49 (Erg)
  • Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio [6]


  • Sean Danielsen – vocals, guitar, writer
  • Ryan Martin – bass, writer
  • Derek Gledhill – drums, writer[7]
  • John Lewis Parker - producer
  • David J. Holman - mixing[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[2][9] 107
Alternative Songs (Billboard)[2] 7
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[2] 8