That's Why I'm Here Lyrics by Kenny Chesney


Kenny Chesney Lyrics

That's Why I'm Here Lyrics
No I aint had nothing to drink
I knew thats probably what youd think
If I dropped by this time of night
Remember way back when
I promised you Id drop in
At one of those meetings down at the y

Well, they started talkin bout steps you take
Mistakes you make
The hearts you break
And the price you pay
I almost walked away

You could hear a pin drop
When this old man
Stood up and said Im gonna say it again
Like I do every week
For those who dont know me

Its the simple things in life
Like the kids at home and a loving wife
That you miss the most, when you lose control
And everything you love starts to disappear
The devil takes your hand and says no fear
Have another shot, just one more beer
Yah, Ive been there, thats why Im here


This ole boy stood up in the aisle
Said hed been living a life of denial
And he cried as he talked about wasted years
I couldnt believe what I heard
It was my life word for word
And all of the sudden it was clear

Its the simple things in life
Like the kids at home and a loving wife
That you miss the most, when you lose control
And everything you love starts to disappear
The devil takes your hand and says no fear
Have another shot, just one more beer
Yah, Ive been there, thats why Im here

I know for us it may be too late
But it would mean the world to me
If you were there when I stand to say
Its the simple things in life
Like the kids at home and a loving wife
That you miss the most, when you lose control
And everything you love starts to disappear
The devil takes your hand and says no fear
Have another shot, just one more beer
Yah, Ive been there, thats why Im here
Oh, Ive been there, thats why Im here

That's Why I'm Here Info:

• The song is about a recovering alcoholic who is coming to grip with the affect of his drinking on past relationships.

• Mark Springer & Shaye Smith share writing credits on the song. Buddy Cannon and Norro Wilson produced the track for the album 'I Will Stand'

• The single was released in February of 1998 and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.




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