The Good Stuff Lyrics by Kenny Chesney


Kenny Chesney Lyrics

The Good Stuff Lyrics
Well, me an my lady had our first big fight,
So I drove around til I saw the neon light.
A corner bar, an it just seemed right.
So I pulled up.

Not a soul around but the old bar keep,
Down at the end an looking half asleep.
An he walked up, an said : whatll it be?
I said: the good stuff.

He didnt reach around for the whiskey;
He didnt pour me a beer.
His blue eyes kinda went misty,
He said: you cant find that here.

cos its the first long kiss on a second date.
Mommas all worried when you get home late.
And droppin the ring in the spaghetti plate,
cos your hands are shakin so much.
An its the way that she looks with the rice in her hair.
Beatin bug suppers, the whole first year,
An askin for seconds to keep her from tearin up.
Yeah, man, thats the good stuff.

He grabbed a carton of milk an her poured a glass.
An I smiled an said: Ill have some of that.
We sat there an talked as an hour passed,
Like old friends.

I saw a black an white picture an it caught my stare,
It was a pretty girl with bouffant hair.
He said: thats my bonnie,
Taken bout a year after we were wed.


He said: smitten by views in the bars,
When the cancer took her from me.
But Ive been sober three years now,
cos the one thing stronger than the whiskey:

Was the sight of her holdin my baby girl.
The way she adored that string of pearls,
I gave her the day that our youngest boy, earl,
Married his high school love.
An its a new tee-shirt saying: Im a grandpa.
Bein right there as our time got small,
An holdin her hand, when the good lord called her up,
Yeah, man, thats the good stuff.

He said: when you get home, shell start to cry.
When she says: Im sorry, say: so am i.
An look into those eyes, so deep in love,
An drink it up.
cos thats the good stuff.
Thats the good stuff.

The Good Stuff Info:

• The narrator goes into a bar/lounge wanting 'The Good Stuff', and the bartender goes on to tell him that 'The Good Stuff' is the memories you make with the ones you love.

• Craig Wiseman & Jim Collins share writing credits on the song. Buddy Cannon & Norro Wilson produced the track for the album 'No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems'

• The single was released in 2002 and topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart from July 27th to September 7th, 2002.

• Craig Wiseman won 2004 ASCAP Award for Songwriter of the year for writing this song among others.




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