I felt the song wasn't just about a mans love for a woman with drinking problem, rather about the insecurities of both the man and the woman. the woman has an acute drinking problem, which has prompted the man to turn to a semi-delusional religious fervour (forgive the flowery language, its simply more fun!), as exemplified in the songs references of talking to Jesus.
Chase Ike September 17, 2012-22:56
I feel it's about a guy who can't get over his lover. He references to her as Maine for Maine is both very far away and also cold which gets even colder once he drinks. Hes trying to be the runner and let her go but he can't. Not sure though just like the rest of us lol
she December 13, 2011-12:49
how about a woman that has a very important job in her destiny, but she keeps running away from it, drinking her fears in alcohol instead of pursuing it?
jack September 3, 2011-19:06
think its about about a prostitute thats fed up with job and wants to be famous but thats wat i think
Jade October 27, 2010-18:29
I don't know, I was wondering the same thing. The impression I get is its about unrequited love for a girl who has an alcohol problem. But I'm not 100 per cent. what do you think?