Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie

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"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie"
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Single by Michael Peterson
from the album Michael Peterson
B-side "For a Song"
Released May 6, 1997
Format 7" single, CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:01
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Michael Peterson
Paula Carpenter
Producer(s) Josh Leo
Robert Ellis Orrall
Michael Peterson singles chronology
"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie"
"From Here to Eternity"
"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie"
"From Here to Eternity"

"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Michael Peterson. It was released in May 1997 as the first single from his debut album Michael Peterson. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in August 1997.[1] The song was written by Peterson and Paula Carpenter.


The song is an uptempo tune that describes the narrator's love for a woman. He wants to "drink from your loving cup", "swear to never give you up", "steal all your kisses underneath the moon", and "lie close to you". [2]

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Peterson has a "full-throated delivery that exudes personality and vocal charm." He goes on to say that the "energy in the production complements Peterson's performance, and the whole package signals the birth of a new star."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Tim Hamilton and premiered in mid-1997.

Chart performance[edit]

"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 17, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 86
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 33
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 16


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