Chris Stapleton - Up To No Good Livin' Lyrics




Wish I could come home from workin'
And not have her checking my breath
I'm tired of her turning her questions
Into the Gettysburg Address

There's no reason why she shouldn't trust me
The fact that she don't makes me mad
Can't count all the times that I've begged her
Honey, just let my past be the past

I used to drink like a fish and run like a dog
Done a whole lotta shit not permitted by law
People called me the Picasso of painting the town
I've finally grown up
I've finally changed
And that someone I was
Is somebody I ain't
But she finds it hard to believe that she's turned me around
You know I'll probably die before I live all my
Up to no good livin' down

Gave up on bringing her flowers
That just kept making things worse
I ain't been guilty of nothing
But being the man she deserves

I used to drink like a fish and run like a dog
Done a whole lotta shit not permitted by law
People called me the Picasso of painting the town
I've finally grown up
I've finally changed
And that someone I was
Is somebody I ain't
But she finds it hard to believe that she's turned me around
You know I'll probably die before I live all my
Up to no good livin' down

I used to cuss like a sailor and howl at the moon
I woke up some mornings with I-don't-know-who
But I never dreamed back then I'd have to pay for it now
You know, I'll probably die before I live all my
Up to no good livin' down
Yeah, I'd hate to die before I live all my
Up to no good livin' down





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Chris Stapleton Up To No Good Livin' Comments
  1. Cindy Richards

    This song is so realalistic to so many people, that's one reason this is one of his greatest!

  2. fried miker

    D A Coe would be proud

  3. sonia sykes

    Chris Stapleton, you are more than the best since sliced bread, just love it.

  4. John Burgos

    Why is this not on the radio and other crap is ..... oh well thank God I got this on my playlist 🙏

  5. Tammy Suttles

    Thank you Chris for bringing country music back alive we all love you an your wife can't wait to hear more got every album listen to them every day

  6. Benjamin Carnahan

    heard this for the first time when i went into my first bar legally. so good i had to stop playing pool to listen to it

  7. prredo

    up lifter with no competition!

  8. Josh Huff

    Sounds exactly like my life

  9. leavicki1

    A saver of country

  10. David Wilson

    Cat in the Hat

  11. David Wilson

    Perform for the masses and kiss their asses

  12. David Wilson

    From artist to Entertainer

  13. John Matrix

    Don't normally like trendy pop county, but this song actually sounds pretty good. Almost back like when he was with the steeldrivers.

  14. Maranda Thomas

    This song reminds me of something johnny cash would have sang

  15. LILMANlc

    Don't play this in a bar 😇

  16. vee j bee.

    i still cuss like a sailor. but now i wake up with the same one every morning. i have stopped living up to no good, but still aint lived it all down.

  17. Scooter Wilson

    Thank God for real country unlike so many pop country sell outside.

  18. laceybug1212

    Love this song--sounds like something Waylon would write--great to hear real country for a change!!!!! Die hard Chris Stapleton fan now!!!!

  19. Jodie Gay

    There are MANY reasons!!!

  20. TheBroLounge

    Jeff Bridges sounds kinda like Chris.

  21. Brilliant F

    Now this is real country music !!

  22. XxMoonlight GamingxX

    This is me Destani Is this Jayden or caitlin

  23. Arlene Ogles

    Great dance song

  24. leavicki1

    Chris is our next chance to (REAL) country

  25. westbender 820

    Real Country !!!

  26. richard jameson

    I feel as if Garth Brooks and Chris Stapleton should make a song!

  27. sophia bergstrom

    Wish I could come home from workin'
    And not have ya checkin' my breath
    I'm tired of her turning her questions
    Into the Gettysburg Address
    There's no reason why she shouldn't trust me
    The fact that she don't makes me mad
    Can't count all the times that I begged her
    Honey, just let my past be the past
    I used to drink like a fish and run like a dog
    Done a whole lotta shit not permitted by law
    People call me the Picasso of painting the town
    And I’ve finally grown up
    I finally changed from that someone I was to somebody I ain't
    But she finds it hard to believe that she’s turned me around
    Though I'll probably die before I live all mine
    Up to no good livin’ now
    Gave up on bringing her flowers
    And that just kept making things worse
    I ain't been guilty of nothin'
    Of being the man she deserves
    I used to drink like a fish and run like a dog
    Done a whole lotta shit not permitted by law
    People call me the Picasso of painting the town
    And I’ve finally grown up
    I finally changed from that someone I was to somebody I ain't
    But she finds it hard to believe that she’s turned me around
    You know I'll probably die before I live all mine
    Up to no good livin’ now
    I used to curse like a sailor and howl at the moon
    And I woke up some mornings with I don't know who
    But I never dreamed back then that I'd have to pay for it now
    You know I'll probably die before I live all mine
    Up to no good livin’ now
    Yeah I'd hate to die before I live all mine
    Up to no good livin’ now

  28. Jonathan Ulloa

    I am a proud Hispanic and real country/bluegrass makes my heart smile😍

  29. Sarah Bowers

    🤷‍♀️ how does he do it 🙌🏻

  30. Rico Conti

    A MAN can relate to this .

  31. liam mcgee

    saw him at Jones Beach Theater. one of the greatest concerts I’ve ever seen.

  32. Kris Ascott

    Best song writer in the last 20 yrs I'd say he wrote for everyone out there today and yesterday too 👍💯

  33. Jose Lopez

    One the best lines ive ever heard. "People call me the picasso of painting the town"

  34. jose pineda

    Y'all got any of that ChRis Stapleton?

  35. Sweetiepie 87

    Always grab my whiskey when I play this one.

  36. Valerie Chiari

    I could listen to Stapleton for hours.......over and over and still not tire

  37. Ronny Holloway

    Can really relate

  38. Lance Jerkins

    Today’s country isn’t even country.its more of pop.

  39. zoey hamner

    Absolutely bad ass rebel music.

  40. My Mountain Memories

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG!!!

  41. Dusty Hite

    People call me the Picasso of paintin the town

  42. Dusty Hite

    Instant classic.. I just picture Waylon and Johnny covering your songs like they did back in the day.. they would've loved this one I'm sure.. you're putting life back into something I thought was dead.. thank you Mr Stapleton and your lovely wife for the wonderful ballads, story songs and harmonies...

  43. James Richmond

    Chris and Jamey Johnson should do hit together I think

  44. James Richmond

    Chris is country music hands down he is good that's for sure love all his music

  45. Dr. Tyrone Shoelaces

    I know what the hell he's talking about

  46. Maine Cyclist

    Thank you Chris for restoring my faith in country music. Keep up the great work.

    Greatest song of the last 20 years easily for me

  47. Amanda Yates

    One of my all time favorite songs! Absolutely love Chris and his wife!!!

  48. Dustin

    such a great song damn

  49. Big Country

    Jamey Johnson would look like a amatuer on stage with Chris folks. Be realistic. If Chris is on stage it IS Chris's stage. There is a reason not many are willing to sing with him

  50. gary roberts

    Wow, My life to the T....... Your the Man

  51. Jason Shane

    Chris Stapleton has long since been a bad ass songster

  52. By Myself

    Yes it was my Mother when I got Sober and Clean I was wired for at least 6yrs then I started calming down that was Really scary I didn't know myself but I kinda liked it Love you xoxoxo 💋👀🖤😊

  53. Manuel Baldonado

    Wish I could come home from workin'
    And not have ya checkin' my breath
    I'm tired of her turning her questions
    Into the Gettysburg Address
    There's no reason why she shouldn't trust me
    The fact that she don't makes me mad
    Can't count all the times that I begged her
    Honey, just let my past be the past
    I used to drink like a fish and run like a dog
    Done a whole lotta shit not permitted by law
    People call me the Picasso of painting the town
    And I’ve finally grown up
    I finally changed from that someone I was to somebody I ain't
    But she finds it hard to believe that she’s turned me around
    Though I'll probably die before I live all mine
    Up to no good livin’ now
    Gave up on bringing her flowers
    And that just kept making things worse
    I ain't been guilty of nothin'
    Of being the man she deserves
    I used to drink like a fish and run like a dog
    Done a whole lotta shit not permitted by law
    People call me the Picasso of painting the town
    And I’ve finally grown up
    I finally changed from that someone I was to somebody I ain't
    But she finds it hard to believe that she’s turned me around
    You know I'll probably die before I live all mine
    Up to no good livin’ now
    I used to curse like a sailor and howl at the moon
    And I woke up some mornings with I don't know who
    But I never dreamed back then that I'd have to pay for it now
    You know I'll probably die before I live all mine
    Up to no good livin’ now
    Yeah I'd hate to die before I live all mine
    Up to no good livin’ now

  54. Gustavo Lozano

    I grew up in South Central Los Angeles and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would listen to country music.  Ive been listening to Chris for the last 6 months and can't stop!!!! trying to make it out to Laughlin in March....

    Swamp Henly

    We're not nearly as different as it's made to seem, bro. Hello from south Mississippi.

  55. Kim Law

    His songs touch some aspect of every person in America!!!!

  56. mstraface

    Probably the heaviest country song/recording I've heard in a long long long time. I mean I keep listening over and over. Wow.

  57. By Myself

    My Mother was the one that always thought Everytime I went some where I would come back Messed up 1 yr Sober Clean she said 1yr is nothing I'll wait for 10yrs to see My Mother got to see that 💙💙💙💙Mama 🖤🖤🖤the song Thanks y'all💙

  58. HardWork Crew

    Its all soulful music....i love

  59. Ricardo L. Brown

    "Steel guitar for yo behind baby!!"

  60. Julie Waters

    260 Miserable Twonks thumbed THIS down....WTF?? Stapleton’s ROYALTY

  61. Propane and propane accessories

    The new Johnny cash

  62. Stephen Marceau

    George Jones would love this!

  63. Frankie Saiz

    I lost my wife and his songs just helps me out very song I put on just beings me to terse

  64. Kathy Chapman

    DAMN MAN !!YOU AND MORGANE SOUND GREAT. LOVE THIS TUNE ! ! HELL EVERYTHING YOU DO!#!

  65. andy proctor

    So glad we have such great musicians Like Chris, Jamey, Eric (Church), and Zak to keep the Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Brett Youngs at bay.

  66. Kathy Chapman

    CHRIS STAPLETON YOU ARE SO THE SHIT! ! !

  67. Big Slim San AntonioTx

    My life story sometimes u got cutt the cord for good

  68. maidenrulz73

    225 thumbs down ....wow.....I dunno where this world is headed

  69. Sheila Barron

    I know it's hard let the sleeping dog ly, but it is better to learn it Can't be judged by your past Thank y'all ✌💙

  70. Tracey Hayward

    From a room volume 2 out on Dec 1st . Can't wait . If it's anything like the first one omg it'll blow me away . This guy is just the best .

  71. Big Slim San AntonioTx

    Yuppp✔️✔️✔️

  72. stephanie wyatt

    I love him. His voice is amazing.

  73. DJ k

    NOTHIN U CAN SING/WRITE I DON'T LOVE!!! LOVE MORGANE'S VOICE-SOO PERFECT AS DUO-NOTHIN CAN STOP U BOTH <3

  74. Charlie Gray

    I don't understand why his music isn't all over the country music stations. Country music of today isn't country, it's look at me pretty boy it suks. Support Chris he's real and I bet Waylon, willie and the boys would agree. George Jones wrote a song about him long ago. (Who's gonna fill there shoes) stick to your roots Chris you got it going on. Love it

  75. Neil Jones

    Damn that steel pickin in the chorus is nitty gritty

  76. Killer Labowski

    My 2 favorite musicians are Biggie Smalls and Chris Singleton. Go figure

  77. BIG HOSS

    What a Anthem singin with everyone in the bar!!! 💯👍

  78. Jason B. Whitman Sr.

    YEEEEEEEEEEEE 2 THE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  79. realist 4life

    This dude is the shit! Awesome

  80. Jamie Shifflett

    Chris and Jamey are the 2 best out there now.

  81. Digging 606

    I wish Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson would set up a stage on the top of a strip mine, somewhere in East Kentucky and play for days!

  82. Dorthy Barron

    country as they come he just keeps getting better

  83. Travis Harper

    Awesome song !!! It really hits home with me . Hopefully my wife gets it & don't take it as ( I wish I had my wilder days back.) I've had my fun & Think God I'm still here to tell the tells . So many of my friends only live in my memories & the story's I tell about our wilder days .

  84. Elvis Dv

    I love his album!! It reminds me a bit of Elvis style of country.

  85. sillyssg

    Lovin this!

  86. Diego Gonzalez

    anthem of my life...

  87. Jason Andrews

    Man this is old school country. Dam the memories it brings back. Dam fuckin good music.

  88. Robin Dorris

    GREAT SONG!!!!  I do believe I've lived some of those lyrics......damn great song....need a cold one for this song!

  89. Alex Gilson

    Song gives me the chills! Love it chris!

  90. Eric Huddleston

    I think Cody Jinks would be good too

  91. Eric Huddleston

    them stems is awesome

  92. Karl Lundeen

    like wylon hes leading the way

  93. Karl Lundeen

    karl lundeen

    Karl Lundeen

    hes leading us back to where we belong

    Karl Lundeen

    I can hear wylon

  94. Holly Williams

    Can't wait to take my other half to see him in October!

  95. Gabe Sierra

    As soon as it comes on.....I'm automatically drunk.

  96. andree fort

    the best ! i love it

  97. Artemus Kemp

    115 Jason Aldean fans didn't like this song.

  98. Charlie Hall

    I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HIM COVER "CANT YOU SEE"... IT WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL!

  99. Matias Weibel

    i love you this music country😍😍😍