Victim of Addiction

Story Behind The Song

I combined the story of someone I heard about, who fell in love w/ whomever he dated, and a friend who fell for a teacher several years after a bad divorce.

Song Description

The guy keeps falling in love until he meets another needy person when he is in his 40's, and the both fall in love.

Song Length 3:18 Genre Country - General
Tempo Non 4/4 Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Pleased Subject Shyness, Searching for Love
Similar Artists Reba Mcentire Language English
Era 2000 and later


Victim of Addiction
By Joanne Tramonte (C) 4/09

Victim of Addiction


It wasn't wine and it wasn't cocaine.
It wasn't gamblin' causin' the pain,
that ate clear into his tortured brain.
Not sex or video or rock 'n' roll,
that cursed his life and made him fold.
There was somethin' much stronger to blame.


He was the victim of addiction
That rarely cured affliction
It was that gnawin' ache deep in his heart
The beginning of his problem from the very start
He was the victim of a heart ache addiction

Could barely date without crashing hard and fast.
She needn't be pretty or have much class.
She could even be down right crass.
He'd need her and he'd care more.
Fall in love so quickly that his heart tore.
She'd get smothered and send him on past.


One day he was thirty,the next forty-four,
When he met the shy teacher, lived right next door.
With her curly hair and lovely smile,
Her needy heart could be his for quite a while.

Tag: Heart ache addiction, a lifelong heart addiction...

Lyrics Joanne Tramonte Music Joanne Tramonte
Producer same Performance Paul Shuster on guitar Joanne -vocal
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