->''[[SmallNameBigEgo If you see me getting mighty]]''\\
''[[MushroomSamba If you see me getting high]]''\\
''[[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Knock me down]]''\\
''I'm not bigger than life''
-->-- '''RedHotChiliPeppers''', "Knock Me Down"

A song that inverts OdeToIntoxication, sometimes softly, sometimes far more harshly. These usually come in one of three forms:

The "Deconstructed OdeToIntoxication" Ode To Sobriety would be an OdeToIntoxication except the song is about the singer's (or writer's) near-death from an OD, an addiction he or she actually wants to escape or has gone into treatment for, about someone's suicide from alcohol and/or drugs, or about anything else that is about the less fun side of intoxication.

The "DrugsAreBad" Ode To Sobriety is usually engaged in by StraightEdge bands or artists, though others can occasionally do it (a common instance with non StraightEdge artists is generally focused on a specific substance). As opposed to the ambivalent, bitter reflections of the Deconstructed OdeToIntoxication, it is simply DrugsAreBad as a song. It's a condemnation/callout of a specific substance and/or its users, and/or of alcohol or drug use in general.

The "Glad To Be Sober" Ode To Sobriety results from an artist successfully overcoming an addiction or quitting an abusive pattern of alcohol or drug use -- and writing a song about how good being sober and free of said addiction is. It differs from the bitter Deconstructed OdeToIntoxication in that it's a LighterAndSofter topic (e.g. happiness about a drug-free life) as opposed to a GrimDark one (e.g. about almost dying from an OD) and from the DrugsAreBad song in that it's not a rant about how bad drugs are.

Given human nature, many an Ode To Sobriety is sung as a DrunkenSong. (The Irish folk song "The Wild Rover"--about a man giving up his wild drinking ways--is very popular in pubs.)
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Deconstructed Ode To Intoxication Ode To Sobriety ]]

* [[http://youtu.be/ohf52vAPszM "I Want To Be Straight"]] by Ian Dury And The Blockheads -- could be this, could be parody.
* [[http://youtu.be/GpEOmZTYA4A "The High Cost Of Living"]] by Jamey Johnson.
* [[http://youtu.be/HBWFJ85n_w0 "Sunday Morning Coming Down"]] by Kris Kristofferson and JohnnyCash.
* [[http://youtu.be/F8UYGQeavRw "Kickstart My Heart"]] by MotleyCrue. Also a classic example of LyricalDissonance -- it's about Nikki Sixx's near-death via OD.
** Speaking of Nikki Sixx, just about every song in the album Heroin Diaries from his side project SixxAM is this. To be expected, however, because it is all about his heroine addiction and recovery during the 80's.
* [[http://youtu.be/7yv6_16IxGY "Sold Some Attitude"]] by [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] [[WordSaladLyrics doesn't seem to make sense at all]] until viewed from the perspective of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stimulant_psychosis#Substituted_amphetamines amphetamine]] [[https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#newwindow=1&q=amphetamine%20psychosis&safe=off psychosis]]. It then becomes ThroughTheEyesOfMadness and ''[[AuthorExistenceFailure very much]]'' HarsherInHindsight.
* [[http://youtu.be/nJ3ZM8FDBlg "Sober"]] by {{Pink}}.
* [[http://youtu.be/WSdze_yYeKc "Wine Into Water"]] by T. Graham Brown.
* [[http://youtu.be/-gwUtEEjZJ8 "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me!)"]] by TomWaits.
* [[http://youtu.be/paMzF1lnwGg "Wasted"]] by CarrieUnderwood.
* [[http://youtu.be/ejV8eGY_emA "For The Love Of A daughter"]] by Demi Lovato, about her biological fathers alcoholism pleading with him to "put the bottle down, for the love of a daughter"
* "Drinking Song" by Moxy Früvous. It actually starts out seeming like [[OdeToIntoxication the exact opposite]], describing fond memories of hanging around the house and getting drunk with a close friend. Then the tone of the lyrics gradually starts getting darker, and it turns out the friend in question drank himself to death one day, which caused the narrator to quit.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kAJOSCyTB0 "Alcohol"]] by BarenakedLadies. It similarly starts sounding like an OdeToIntoxication, until the POV character's intense self-loathing takes the forefront.
* Fellow Canadians Spirit Of The West, after drinking themselves through a tour of England, want to go [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPJD3qcIL7s "Home For A Rest"]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7TWLxCIgwE "Too Drunk to Fuck"]] by DeadKennedys is a slightly more comical example.
* EricClapton's [[CoverChangesTheMeaning cover]] of JJCale's song ''Cocaine''.
* The Beautiful South's "Liars' Bar" which serves "rum by the kettledrum, whisky by the jar" and has the sort of clientele which encourage sobriety - even if you don't take them as a horrible warning, then certainly so you don't have to hang out with them.

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[[folder: Drugs Are Bad Ode To Sobriety ]]

* [[http://youtu.be/aAuWETNkVkA "Impact is Imminent"]] and [[http://youtu.be/M6NeDXTvbls "Dethamphetamine"]] by Exodus.
* [[http://youtu.be/Aq344ks1ieg "Cocaine Blues"]] by JohnnyCash.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtcUEP6goZ0 "Cold Turkey"]] by JohnLennon (could fit Deconstructed OdeToIntoxication variant, but it's better here as he's [[GoingColdTurkey suffering through the song]]).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn7549lL90M "Straight Edge"]] by MinorThreat. Inspired the entire straight edge movement - though Ian MacKaye didn't intend to.
* [[http://youtu.be/_uBjpyOLjsc "The Needle And The Damage Done"]] by NeilYoung.
* [[http://youtu.be/C4Bp-68W-2c "Methamphetamine"]] by The Old Crow Medicine Show, although this might be a parody (they also did "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqRazTve7Io Tell It To Me]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZWckoOcOhA Cocaine Habit]]", which are rather more clearly tongue-in-cheek).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6-Kry3DDw0 "Say I Love You"]] by [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama ToshI]] was written for an anti-methamphetamine campaign. It is also possibly referencing the now-known drug problems of at least two [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto late]] [[Music/TaijiSawada bandmates]].
* [[http://youtu.be/sHnXOSxka1Q "Bad"]] and [[http://youtu.be/kioyUGaABjA "Running to Stand Still"]] by {{U2}}.
* "It's Only Alcohol" by HardcorePunk group The Freeze, though there's a little bit of "Deconstructed OdeToIntoxication" in there too: The lyrics chronicle a friend's descent into alcoholism, but the vocals are a spoken-word imitation of a drunk, complete with stammering and slurring that makes some lyrics completely unintelligible.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnKhsTXoKCI "Master of Puppets"]] by Music/{{Metallica}} is more subtle than some, but the line, "Chop your breakfast on a mirror" is a clear reference to cocaine use.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtwT492YDvg "White Lines"]] by GrandmasterFlash ([[CoverVersion and also by]] DuranDuran.)
* "Lightning Man" by Nitzer Ebb is about alcoholism, and the title is a reference to alcohol.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDB-yswOrzc That Smell]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmM7_z1cFA8 The Needle And The Spoon]]" by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd.

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[[folder: Glad To Be Sober Ode To Sobriety ]]

* [[http://youtu.be/me7GYlaliRE "Sober"]] by KellyClarkson.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuFI5KSPAt4 "Snow"]] by the RedHotChiliPeppers. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU9vToZ8ti4 "Knock Me Down"]] might also count (they wrote it after guitarist Hillel Slovak OD'd and died).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5-yKhDd64s "Not Afraid"]] by {{Eminem}}.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_Rover "The Wild Rover"]] by pretty much every Irish folk band ever. Ironically it's also often used as a DrunkenSong, but [[LyricalDissonance the lyrics are actually about]] the singer resolving to give up his wild drinking ways.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrAAK9GLZ1g Cheap Whiskey]]" by Martina [=McBride=].

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[[folder: Parodies ]]

* [[http://youtu.be/WeYsTmIzjkw "Because I Got High"]] by Afroman.
* [[http://youtu.be/kZqp6YlCM9I "The No No Song"]] by Hoyt Axton and RingoStarr.
* [[http://youtu.be/OlUOBt5VXGE "Checking In"]] from ''TheSimpsons''.
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