->''[[SmallNameBigEgo If you see me getting mighty]]''\\
''[[MushroomSamba If you see me getting high]]''\\
''[[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Knock me down]]''\\
''I'm not bigger than life''
-->-- '''Music/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, someone's suicide from alcohol and/or drugs, (on the lighter side) how embarrassing people act while drunk, or about anything else that is on the less fun side of intoxication.

The "DrugsAreBad" Ode to Sobriety is usually engaged in by UsefulNotes/StraightEdge bands or artists, though others can occasionally do it (a common instance with non UsefulNotes/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.)

[[AC:Deconstructed OdeToIntoxication]]
* [[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 Music/JohnnyCash.
* [[http://youtu.be/F8UYGQeavRw "Kickstart My Heart"]] by Music/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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfetD-kmSZQ "Sober"]] by Music/{{Pink}}.
* [[http://youtu.be/WSdze_yYeKc "Wine Into Water"]] by T. Graham Brown.
* [[https://youtu.be/BPPtrqvHGEg "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me!)"]] by Music/TomWaits from ''Music/SmallChange''.
* [[http://youtu.be/paMzF1lnwGg "Wasted"]] by Creator/CarrieUnderwood.
* [[http://youtu.be/ejV8eGY_emA "For the Love of a Daughter"]] by Demi Lovato, about her biological father's alcoholism pleading with him to "put the bottle down, for the love of a daughter"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqt8Z1k0oWQ "Can't Feel My Face"]] by The Weeknd is a sarcastic ode to cocaine with the line "I know she'll be the death of me, at least we'll both be numb," with "she" being a metaphor for cocaine.
* "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 Music/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 Music/DeadKennedys is a slightly more comical example.
* Music/EricClapton's [[CoverChangesTheMeaning cover]] of JJ Cale's song ''Cocaine''.
* Music/TheBeautifulSouth'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.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgtDu2s-4w0#t=1m59s "Mr. Booze"]] by Music/BingCrosby and others.
* Music/FosterThePeople's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABzh6hTYpb8 Helena Beat]]" is pretty easy to miss as one of these at first, but it's about the denial addicts tend to exhibit; the refrain implies the narrator is so drunk and/or high that he has to tie his hands to a chair to keep from falling over, completely ignoring that his inability to stay upright indicates a much deeper problem.
* Beartooth's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTUCGRu_DL4 I Have a Problem]]" has the vocalists admitting that he has a drinking problem, and screaming to God for help.
* Music/GreenDay's "Geek Stink Breath", about a meth addict whose life is going down.
* Music/{{Sia}}'s "Chandelier" starts off with a party girl bragging about her hard drinking ways. But halfway through the chorus, it turns dark and the party girl sings about how she's just "holding on". The second verse has her hungover.
* Melle Mel's "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" was originally written as a sarcastic OdeToIntoxication about cocaine, but ultimately the anti-drug message was made more blatant due to commercial considerations. This is probably why it alternates lyrics about how good the drug can make you feel ("white lines, visions dreams of passion") with ones about how dangerous it is ("Either up your nose or through your vein /With nothin' to gain, except killin' your brain")
* "Angel" by Music/SarahMcLachlan, an elegy written after the heroin overdose death of Music/TheSmashingPumpkins' keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin.
* "Honey, I'm Good." by Music/AndyGrammer, with the singer saying he could have a drink, but he'd rather not or else he might cheat on his partner, but that it won't be hard for the girl at the bar to find some other drunk fool to take home.
* "Heroin" by The Lurkers. Probably. [[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein Does anyone have the exact lyrics?]]
* German example 1: "Alkohol" by Herbert Grönemeyer. Descibes the kick, but the message at the end ("Alcohol is the ship you are going down with") is rather obvious.
* German example 2: "Saufen" by Music/DieArzte. General Health Surgeon's Warning! It sounds like your usual Fun Punk OdeToIntoxication if you don't read inbetween the lines.

[[AC: DrugsAreBad]]
* [[http://youtu.be/aAuWETNkVkA "Impact Is Imminent"]] and [[http://youtu.be/M6NeDXTvbls "Dethamphetamine"]] by Exodus.
* [[http://youtu.be/Aq344ks1ieg "Cocaine Blues"]] by Music/JohnnyCash. Also a MurderBallad -- maybe even more than this trope.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtcUEP6goZ0 "Cold Turkey"]] by Music/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 Music/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 Music/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 Music/{{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 [[Music/GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive Grandmaster Flash]] ([[CoverVersion and also by]] Music/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.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSgNOlZhK4E Hand of Doom]]" by Music/BlackSabbath is an anti-heroin song. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODLK9HLsvFw Methademic]]" is mostly about methamphetamine, but the mention of "hypodermic pistol" can serve as a mention of heroin too.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIBy3NON1ck Thunderhead]]" By Music/WASP, another anti-heroin song.
* The Music/{{Styx}} song "Snowblind" is all about the "glorious" life of being a big name rock star who is spending most of his cash on cocaine, and how much the singer hates it.
* "Demon Alcohol", an ode to Music/OzzyOsbourne's own struggle with alcoholism.
* "[[https://youtu.be/kY7jSesdxl0 Lacquer Head]]" by Music/{{Primus}}.
* "[[https://youtu.be/CMThz7eQ6K0 Ashes to Ashes]]" by Music/DavidBowie:
--> Ashes to ashes, funk to funky, we know Major Tom's a junkie\\
Strung out in heaven's high, hitting an all-time low\\
Time and time I tell myself I'll stay clean tonight\\
But the little green wheels are following me -- oh no, not again\\
I'm stuck with a valuable friend -- "I'm happy, hope you're happy too"\\
One flash of light, but no smoking pistol
* "[[https://youtu.be/tQeae9z6gSk Everyone's at It]]" by Music/LilyAllen is about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs:
-->I get involved, but I'm not advocating\\
Got an opinion, yeah, you're well up for slating\\
So you've got a prescription and that makes it legal\\
Now I find the excuses overwhelmingly feeble\\
So you go to the doctor, you need pills for sleeping\\
Well, if you can convince him, then I guess that's not cheating\\
So your daughter's depressed, well, get her straight on the Prozac\\
But little do you know she already takes crack\\
Why can't we all, all just be honest\\
Admit to ourselves that everyone's on it\\
From grown politicians to young adolescents\\
Prescribing themselves antidepressants\\
But how can we start to tackle the problem\\
If you don't put your hands up and admit that you're on them\\
The kids are in danger, they're all getting habits\\
'Cause from what I can see, everyone's at it\\

[[AC: Glad To Be Sober]]
* [[http://youtu.be/me7GYlaliRE "Sober"]] by Music/KellyClarkson.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuFI5KSPAt4 "Snow"]] by the Music/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 Music/{{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=].
* Music/DreamTheater's Twelve-Step Suite is somewhere between this and "Drugs Are Bad", except it's more a case of EarnYourHappyEnding than "Glad to Be Sober" since it explicitly details the often excruciating process of recovery.

[[AC: Parodies]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYsTmIzjkw "Because I Got High"]] by Afroman.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZqp6YlCM9I "The No No Song"]] by Hoyt Axton and Music/RingoStarr.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlUOBt5VXGE "Checking In"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

[[AC: Aversions]]
* "Twist In My Sobriety" by Tanita Tikaram, despite the title, is not related.