Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie
|"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie"|
|Single by Michael Peterson|
|from the album Michael Peterson|
|B-side||"For a Song"|
|Released||May 6, 1997|
|Format||7" single, CD single|
Robert Ellis Orrall
|Michael Peterson singles chronology|
"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. 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". 
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."
The music video was directed by Tim Hamilton and premiered in mid-1997.
"Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 17, 1997.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||2|
|US Billboard Hot 100||86|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||3|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||33|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||16|
- Michael Peterson Hot Country Songs Chart History
- Billboard, May 17, 1997
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3299." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 18, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Michael Peterson – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Michael Peterson.
- "Michael Peterson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Michael Peterson.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
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