The Big Revival Album Lyrics by Kenny Chesney


Kenny Chesney Lyrics

The Big Revival Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

The Big Revival

Get ready for the big revival
Get ready for the big revival

Get ready for the big revival
Everybody get in the van
There's a little church on Eagle Mountain
It's called The Blood of the Blessed Land
If your faith ain't strong enough, child, you might wind up dead
Praise the Lord and pass me a Copperhead

Now Reverend Jones, he struts and dances
While the guitar plays Amazing Grace
He testifies in tongues of fire
With tears of joy running down his face
He ain't sure and we ain't sure exactly what he said
But praise the Lord and pass me a Copperhead

You won't find many hypocrites that'll take the chance on getting bit
But a true believer can survive rattlesnakes and cyanide

Now when you hold that deadly viper
Keep the holy spirit in your mind
Do not lose your concentration
That serpent's surely bound to strike
Either way you won't forget the first time that you said
Praise the Lord and pass me a Copperhead
Praise the Lord and pass me a Copperhead



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Drink It Up

Drink it up, don't waste a drop
Squeeze every second out of that old clock
Kick it back man, enjoy the ride
Keep living every day like it's Saturday night

Cause you only get so much lightning in the bottle
Only so many times you get to feel like this
Light it up, burn it out, that's what life's all about
Man, you can't just take a little sip, fill your cup, drink it up
Oh, drink it up

Let it roll, let the big wheels turn
Sling a little gravel going through those curves
You and me, we've gotta soak it in
Keep it cranking like this party's gonna never end

Cause you only get so much lightning in the bottle
Only so many times you get to feel like this
Light it up, burn it out, that's what life's all about
Man, you can't just take a little sip, fill your cup, drink it up
Oh, drink it up

Get it while you can, take it to the limit
Live out every single minute while you're in it

Cause you only get so much lightning in the bottle
Only so many times you get to feel like this
Light it up, burn it out, that's what life's all about
Man, you can't just take a little sip, fill your cup

Cause you only get so much lightning in the bottle
Only so many times you get to feel like this
Light it up, burn it out, that's what life's all about
Man, you can't just take a little sip, fill your cup, drink it up
Oh, drink it up
Come on and drink it up



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Til It's Gone

Got nowhere to go, all night to get there
But I'm going there with you
Tonight we're running on luck
If we're gonna use it all up
There's only one thing left to do

Gonna take a deep breath and hold it in
Twirl you around 'til my head spins
Kiss that lipstick and wear it thin 'til it's gone, 'til it's gone
Break every rule we ever learned
Kick back and watch the big wheels turn
Light up the night and let it burn 'til it's gone
'Til it's gone, 'til it's gone

You look way too good
This feels way too right
It'd been way too long to start
And it's sure worth drinking to
So baby here's to you
I don't wanna waste a drop

Gonna take a deep breath and hold it in
Twirl you around 'til my head spins
Kiss that lipstick and wear it thin 'til it's gone, 'til it's gone
Break every rule we ever learned
Kick back and watch the big wheels turn
Light up the night and let it burn 'til it's gone
'Til it's gone, 'til it's gone

One life, one chance
One ticket to the big dance
You and me still holding on
Right down to the last song

Gonna take a deep breath and hold it in
Twirl you around 'til my head spins
Kiss that lipstick and wear it thin 'til it's gone, 'til it's gone
Break every rule we ever learned
Kick back and watch the big wheels turn
Light up the night and let it burn 'til it's gone
'Til it's gone, 'til it's gone
Yeah, 'til it's gone

You're sure worth drinking to
Baby, here's to you
I don't wanna waste a drop

I'm gonna drink it all up
'Til it's gone, 'til it's gone, it's gone



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American Kids

Doublewide Quick Stop midnight T-top
Jack in her Cherry Coke town
Momma and daddy put their roots right here
'Cause this is where the car broke down
Yellow dog school bus kickin' up red dust
Pickin' us up by a barbed wire fence
MTV on the RCA, no A/C in the vents

We were Jesus save me, blue jean baby
Born in the USA
Trailer park truck stop, faded little map dots
New York to LA
We were teenage dreamin', front seat leanin'
Baby, come give me a kiss
Put me on the cover of the Rolling Stone
Uptown down home American kids
Growin' up in little pink houses
Makin' out on living room couches
Blowin' that smoke on Saturday night
A little messed up, but we're all alright

Baptist church parkin' lot, tryin' not to get caught
Take her home and give her your jacket
Makin' it to second base, but sayin' you went all the way
Monday afternoon at practice
Sister's got a boyfriend daddy doesn't like
Now he's sittin' out back, 3030 in his lap
In the blue bug zapper light

We were Jesus save me, blue jean baby
Born in the USA
Trailer park truck stop, faded little map dots
New York to LA
We were teenage dreamin', front seat leanin'
Baby, come give me a kiss
Put me on the cover of the Rolling Stone
Uptown down home American kids
Growin' up in little pink houses
Makin' out on living room couches
Blowin' that smoke on Saturday night
A little messed up, but we're all alright
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Wild Child

Looks like royal in a thrift store dress
Keeps my heart and her hair a mess
She goes where the wind suggests she goes, who knows
Got a spirit that can't be tamed
She's a calico pony on an open plain
I know I'll never be the same no more, for sure

She's a wild child
Got a rebel soul with a whole lot of gypsy wild style
She can't be tied down but for a while
I'll be falling free and so in love
Might break my heart but God she drives me wild child

You've never heard of her favorite band unless you
Been to Bonnaroo or Burning Man
She's Penny Lane in a Chevy van, she loves to love

She loves me wild child
Got a rebel soul with a whole lot of gypsy wild style
She can't be tied down but for a while
I'll be falling free and so in love
Might break my heart but God she drives me wild child

She'll be here until she runs
Some just have to chase the sun

She's a wild child
Got a rebel soul with a whole lot of gypsy wild style
She can't be tied down but for a while
I'll be falling free and so in love
Might break my heart but God she drives me wild child

A kaleidoscope of colors in her mind child
A touch of crazy hides behind her wild smile
So simple yet experimental
Innocent but still a little wild child

Wild child



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Beer Can Chicken

Seems like everything that's good in life, you've gotta wait for
My [?] dad said on a lake in Tennessee
And it's like sitting there real early just to watch the morning sunrise
All I know is what it does to me

It's like Friday night working on a three day weekend
There's something in a jar just made for sipping
It's feeling like a feel good time-bomb ticking
Standing round waiting on beer can chicken
It's the little things that make life worth living

That old jam box playing in the background takes me somewhere
Back to some old late night country highway radio
I've got all my friends hanging out, sitting right here with me
When I get this old feeling I just know

It's like Friday night working on a three day weekend
There's something in a jar just made for sipping
It's feeling like a feel good time-bomb ticking
Standing round waiting on beer can chicken
It's the little things that make life worth living

Would you look at this night that we've been given
It's the little things that make life worth living
Would you look at this night that we've been given
It makes life worth living

It's like Friday night working on a three day weekend
There's something in a jar just made for sipping
It's feeling like a feel good time-bomb ticking
Standing round waiting on beer can chicken
It's the little things that make life worth living

Turn it up, let's go
Pretty girl dancing barefoot by the sea shore
Dirt track, turn to four
Pedal to the metal, gonna show you what we're here for
Six strings, good songs
Old wooden bowl with a skull and crossbones
Full moon, that's right
Green grass, [?], just waiting on half time
And beer can chicken
Just look at this life that we've been given



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Rock Bottom

She was gone,
Long gone this morning,
She left a note
Said I'm out of here,
Adios my dear and that was all she wrote

I tried to hang with the hank wasn't tough enough
Could twang the pain
But the flat was scrubbed
Had to keep on drinking,
Keep on sinking down, down,
Down, down, down to the good stuff

'Til I hit rock bottom, and I cranked it up
I hit that water back with a monster stack
And a kick, kick, kick drum kicking my butt

Got a Cali chick, checking out this hit
Spitting out Back In Black
I hit rock bottom,
Started bouncing back
Started bouncing back,

She's flying high tonight,
Just across town
There's a lone hillbilly playing stardust willy
Wasn't even getting off the ground

Tried to hang with the hang but I had to stop
Got shot with the Jay Cash needle drop
Couldn't walk the line
So I just kept shining down, down
Down, down, down to the juke box

'Til I hit rock bottom, and I cranked it up
I hit that water back with a monster stack
And a kick, kick, kick drum kicking my butt

Got a Cali chick, checking out this hit
Spitting out Back In Black
I hit rock bottom,
Started bouncing back

'Til I hit rock bottom, and I cranked it up
I hit that water back with a monster stack
And a kick, kick, kick drum kicking my butt

Got a Cali chick, checking out this hit
Spitting out Back In Black
I hit rock bottom,
Started bouncing back
Started bouncing back



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Don't It

13 in the thick of a cornfield
I learned to fight, keep roads tied, and not chill
Never did change, stayed strange, hopped a train
My first chance I got out of SmallVille
Life has it's way of movin' you on, don't it?

My first stop was a pawn shop
Dropped a pretty penny for a cheap fender with a song in it
I had a quick right hand, and an old band
I thought good friends would make a good band
Life has it's way of provin' you wrong, don't it?

I've been right and I've been wrong
Somewhere in between for so long
Live the night, miss the light, and I've been shown it
Life has it's way of keepin' you strong, don't it?

So there I was, a long way from nowhere
Fried mind, spare time and a blank stare
I was just numb enough not to feel a thang
After all we didn't share a set of rings
Besides, how bad could it be!
She never found out I'd never come clean
Life has it's way of leadin' you on, don't it?

I've been right and I've been wrong
Somewhere in between for so long
Live the night, miss the light, and I've been shown it
Life has it's way of keepin' you strong, don't it?

Well now, have you ever been down the old back road?
On time borrowed
It's a trip, it's a bitch, it's an on and off light switch
Nobody follows
Everybody's got their own past
Skeletons to stash, don't look back if you do laugh
Life has it's way of movin' you on, don't it?



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Save It For A Rainy Day

It's no secret that lately there ain't no escape
And that I've been waking up alone
Just me and the TV and a sinking feeling
That you ain't ever coming home
But today, the tears ain't gonna hit the floor
Cause the boat's in the bay and it's calling my name
So I'm heading on out the door

Cause the sun's too bright, the sky's too blue
Beer's too cold to be thinking bout you
Gonna take this heartbreak and tuck it away
Save it for a rainy day

When I turned the ignition I knew I'd been missing
The feel of the wind on my face
I was stuck in a habit of wondering what happened
Too busy takin' all the blame
Got a drink, or two, it's a fool proof remedy
It's a beautiful world with a beautiful girl
Kinda making eyes at me

Cause the sun's too bright, the sky's too blue
Beer's too cold to be thinking bout you
Gonna take this heartbreak and tuck it away
Save it for a rainy day

Yeah, the music's too good, my friends are all out
And they're all too high to be bringing them down
If they ask about you, I've got nothing to say
I'll save it for a rainy day

There'll be plenty of time for what if's and why's
And how'd I let you get away
But the lying in bed all stuck in my head
Is just gonna have to wait

Cause the sun's too bright, the sky's too blue
Beer's too cold to be thinking bout you
Gonna take this heartbreak and tuck it away
Save it for a rainy day

Yeah, the music's too good, my friends are all out
And they're all too high to be bringing them down
If they ask about you, I've got nothing to say
I'll save it for a rainy day

Gonna take this heartbreak and tuck it away
Save it for a rainy day

Save it for a rainy day



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Flora-Bama

Sitting here at the Flora-Bama
Bout to open up a big old can of good times, unwind
Fall in and out of love in the same night
In the same night

There's ball caps, photographs, dollar bills and bras
License plates from every state nailed up to the wall
Spring breakers, heart breakers, already getting loud
Talladega's on the big screen, don't it make you proud?

Sitting here at the Flora-Bama
Bout to open up a big old can of good times, unwind
Fall in and out of love in the same night
Can't say I got a whole lot of cares
I'm in the redneck riviera
It's getting crazy, getting hammered
Sitting right here at the Flora-Bama
At the Flora-Bama

There's hot time, low tide, years of history
Hurricanes with different names that almost took the beach
The sign that says "live your life" just for inspiration
Gonna raise a lot of hell tonight in the, in the no shoes nation

Sitting here at the Flora-Bama
Bout to open up a big old can of good times, unwind
Fall in and out of love in the same night
Can't say I got a whole lot of cares
I'm in the redneck riviera
It's getting crazy, getting hammered
Sitting right here at the Flora-Bama
At the Flora-Bama

Got your Who Dat?, go Vols, roll tide and the Seminoles
Old dogs, war eagle, green-eyed gator, that's barely legal

Sitting here at the Flora-Bama
Bout to open up a big old can of good times, unwind
Fall in and out of love in the same night
Can't say I got a whole lot of cares
I'm in the redneck riviera
It's getting crazy, getting hammered
Sitting right here at the Flora-Bama
At the Flora-Bama

Don't it feel good?
Don't it feel good?
Yeah, don't it feel good?
At the Flora-Bama
Sitting here at the Flora-Bama
Sitting here at the Flora-Bama



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If This Bus Could Talk

He was there when I started, in Knoxville, Tennessee
Opening for Patty Loveless, November of '93
Full of friends, mom, and uncle Butch
And the crowd was really small
He'd say I was a scared kid, if this bus could talk

Some nights we'd dance with the devil
Some nights we'd pray to the Lord
Between vibrant passes and margarita glasses
He was never really bored
We were starry eyed dreamers, bouncing off the wall
And all the stories he could tell, if this bus could talk

He'd seen pool halls in Texas
And every corndog county fair
Girls that we'd make cry, some crowds that didn't care
When Bobby rolled us down in 'Bama
He kept rocking through it all
All the stories he could tell
If this bus could talk

Late night conversations, full of drunk philosophy
On politics and religion, football and family
The lovers that we missed, and the lovers that we lost
All the secrets he could share, if this bus could talk

He'd seen Virginia Beach, caught in a hurricane
Heroes I wish I never met but he ain't naming names
We learned the code of the road at The Grizzly Rose
Then we had a ball
All the stories he could tell
If this bus could talk

Many years of summers, and I hope it never ends
Been down so many highways, full of twists and turns and bends
We caught lightning in a bottle, somehow we survived it all
All the stories he could tell, if this bus could talk

As I leave the stage, still high from your applause
He'd tell you that I love you
If this bus could talk
If this bus could talk
If this bus could talk
If this bus could talk
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