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    What doesn "put that bottle to his head" mean?

    In a song named "Whiskey lullaby" by Brad Paisley, the lyrics says:
    "She put him out like the burning end of a midnight cigarette
    She broke his heart he spent his whole life trying to forget
    We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
    But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
    Until the night
    He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
    And finally drank away her memory
    Life is short but this time it was bigger
    Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
    We found him with his face down in the pillow
    With a note that said I°šll love her till I die
    And when we buried him beneath the willow
    The angels sang a whiskey lullaby
    lala lala"
    I wonder what "he put that bottle to his head" means. Is that "he placed that bottle in front of his head" or something else?

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    Re: What doesn "put that bottle to his head" mean?

    He shot himself while drunk. The death certificate would have said 'Gun-shot wound to head', but the song says that the whisky killed him.


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