Perhaps tonight he'll take a break
Rest his liver and his face
Not for long, just for a while
Else he'll be coughing up something vile
Is at its best
Superior to drinking
Ney, I jest
Whilst it is apparent that the author feels 'rest' and recuperation are necessary aspects of life, it is heavily emphasised that 'drinking' is ultimately better. The lexis 'drinking' in this context must surely refer to the manner in which mankind lives his life: being a metaphor for the process of Living.