The Good Stuff

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"The Good Stuff" is a song written by Jim Collins and Craig Wiseman and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in May 2002 as the second single from Chesney's 2002 album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems. The song became Chesney's fifth number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. At the time, it was also his longest-lasting number one, having spent seven weeks at that position (a record that has since been tied by his 2003 single "There Goes My Life"). The song also reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was even named the number one country single of 2002 according to Billboard Year End. 


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Well, me and my lady had our first big fight
So I drove around 'til I saw the neon lights
Of a corner bar and it just seemed right so I pulled up
Not a soul around but the old bar keep
Down at the end lookin' half asleep
But he walked up and said, "What'll it be?"
I said, "The good stuff"
He didn't reach around for the Whiskey
He didn't pour me a Beer
His blue eyes kinda went misty
He said, "You can't find that here"

'Cause it's the first long kiss on a second date
Momma's all worried when you get home late
And droppin' the ring in the spaghetti plate
'Cause you're hands are shakin' so much
And it's the way that she looks with the rice in her hair
Eatin' burnt suppers the whole first year
And askin' for seconds to keep her from tearin' up
Yeah man, that's the good stuff

He grabbed a carton of milk and he poured a glass
And I smiled and said, "I'll have some of that"
We sat there and talked as an hour passed like old friends
I saw a black and white picture and it caught my stare
It was a pretty girl with bouffant hair
He said, "That's my Bonnie, taken 'bout a year after we wed"
He said, "I spent five years in the bar when the cancer took her from me"
"But I've been sober three years now"
"'Cause the one thing's 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
And it's a new t-shirt sayin' I'm a grandpa
Bein' right there as our time got small
And holdin' her hand when good the Lord called her up
Yeah man that's the good stuff

He said, "When you get home she'll start to cry"
"When she says, I'm sorry, say so am I"
"Look into those eyes so deep in love and drink it up"
"'Cause that's the good stuff"

That's the good stuff

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Kenny Chesney

Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Chesney has recorded 15 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced more than 30 Top Ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 22 of which climbed to the top of the charts. more »

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Written by: Craig Wiseman, Jim Collins

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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