Kenny Chesney - 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: "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 your hands are shakin' so much
An' it's the way that she looks with the rice in her hair
Eatin' burnt suppers the whole first year
An' askin' for seconds to keep her from tearin' up
Yeah, man, that's the good stuff"

He grabbed a carton of milk an' he poured a glass
An' I smiled an' said: "I'll 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: "That's my Bonnie
Taken 'bout a year after we were wed"

He said "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 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' it's a new tee-shirt saying: 'I'm a Grandpa'
Bein' right there as our time got small
An' holdin' her hand, when the Good 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'
An' look into those eyes, so deep in love
An' drink it up
'Cause that's the good stuff
That's the good stuff"

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Kenny Chesney The Good Stuff Comments
  1. Cynthia Gosnell

    Look into them eyes so deep in love ! Beautiful song Kenny Chesney ! You the best darling !

  2. Cynthia Gosnell

    Amen cowboy love ya !

  3. Paula Fowler Richter

    That Good stuff is amazing but, that good stuff is short lived!! #fact a 💯

  4. Allison Hoff

    The best part is when he says “And look into those eyes, so deep in love and drink it up. Cause that’s the good stuff.”

  5. Combat Sports Geek

    Great song... I’d love to try and record it just bc Kenny is basically my county idol... but man every once in awhile this song can make me start to freakin cry 😢😂💯. It’d be hard trying to sing if your choked up 😂😂

    Kenny is great. So Is this song

  6. john ross

    sometimes the first big fight breaks u and i had to experience that just before thanksgiving and i lost a love i have been craving for since that day

  7. TheWolverine0657

    I miss these song back when I was 8 years man "that's the good stuff" 😪

  8. David Simmons son of God

    at 50 December 25 i die im 44 im born February 24 1975 1104 pm California when shepherds come in from night watch i was Jesus Bethlehem before that Gidian Moses Ishmael Achilles Joseph phero

  9. David Simmons son of God

    i go soon Kenny im the Lord Christ my wife eve Bonnie branam she said Adam you best tell earth i said hi

  10. Maria Justice

    Mmmm, now this is the good stuff his tunes and face❤❤❤

  11. D Q

    I've been drinking whiskey like hell trying to forget who I am and what I've done but it just doesn't help. But I have extreme faith in God. He will rescue me.

  12. Dawn Deany

    Love this good job Kenny

  13. Quentin Dugger

    Songs like this are a perfect example of why Country Music is the greatest genre in all of music. It has the best storytelling of any style.

  14. Chapeuzinho

    2020 anyone listening to this great song?

  15. Cynthia Gosnell

    You are the good stuff cowboy my kind of cowboy i love you

  16. Sylvia Stallion

    Our girls will make you a Grandfather a Taylor and Madison Tjaden- Chesney

  17. Sylvia Stallion

    Kenny no baby making machine

  18. Sylvia Stallion

    And you all lathered up with pink 💄 stick from me

  19. Sylvia Stallion

    Thats the good stuff Milk:))

  20. Larry Schmid

    Seniors liked The Good Stuff and Hemmingway's Whiskey. Every senior I knew bought The Good Stuff and Hemmingway after I made them Listen. Since I discovered you late in life I bet you 5 to 1 I got you a new group of fans who after they heard Good Stuff and Hemmingway's Whiskey all of a sudden loved your music. Seniors are just waiting for some more songs about themselves.
    . You might already have a new one, yeah. They just have to relate. Probably a million more fans you could pick up. Of course you have to write what they want. There's a song with just almost the same vibe as Good Stuff, "When Being Young Was All There Was" on You Tube. The senior market is a huge music market being ignored. The material is waiting.

  21. Edmund Roschyk

    I was taught: If you can not say anything good, do not say anything at all!

  22. Paula Huggins

    The man that's got it all in that big ole heart God bless you 🙏

  23. Killswitch2408

    anyone here after Bill Burr rant haha?

  24. varmint tank

    Good song

  25. Lori Wetzel

    Where r my keys?

  26. Little Bill

    2.5K people never had the good stuff .

  27. Kenny plooster

    Hi guys

  28. Jayda4813

    This song is one of the many reasons I love Kenny.

  29. Madeline Bransfield

    He's my favorite singer

  30. Chapeuzinho

    You’re my good stuff Kenny!!! Love you! 💞

  31. Jason Moody

    what would we do without country music

  32. John Tortellini

    This guy sb a clown probably never did fArm ever so why hes so popular

  33. John Tortellini

    Dad left

  34. john miley

    To one taylor Ann sugars i messed up you were my life and my love. I miss you so damn much it hurts. You loved when i sang this to you. If only I could have a second chance id get on my knees and promise to do it right. Treat you like you deserve

  35. Andy Snyder

    This song hits me hard because my girlfriend and I just had our first big fight and know she went to bed pissed I feel like it's over I don't know what do I do now should I just tell her to go and find a new guy after three days of us being together

    J Rushtx

    You probably shouldn't do that.

  36. Dani Sullivan

    This song hits you right in the heart . Makes you remember what the good stuff is life .😃👍🙆‍♀️

  37. Danny Daddy Pimp. M

    Kenny Chesney, George strait, alan jackson, and brooks and Dunn are my favorite country singers🙏🙏

  38. Terry Cate

    if you cant relate to this you have no soul

  39. Candice Machella

    You can never hide from your heart. But you always can try to push your pain away by never letting it show. I've been there in my life. I let people in then I get hurt. So I try to close my heart off. And only let my children in.

  40. Candice Machella

    Kenny Chesney is a fine peice of realistate. I wanna get his land.

  41. Doris Stovall

    I love these songs

  42. Betty Desormeaux

    I melt!

  43. Doris Stovall

    I like this

  44. tina wilcox

    this song is so true this song hits home

  45. Dennis Brown

    Wrote by the legendary WHISPERING BILL ANDERSON

  46. Sean Crandall

    This song doesn't make any sense. What bar would hire a barkeep that steers people away from drinking? And why is a recovering alcoholic working as a barkeep? The sentiments are fine, but the mechanics are completely broken. Please, somebody, explain to me how this song works.

  47. karen pleasanton

    💘 I r a true Angel Mr 🌞 kenny

  48. Carly Edwards

    I try to listen to this song through every house repair, every stupid fight my husband and I have, every time our kids drive me crazy or are sick, every curve ball life throws at you. Just remember when you look back on it you'll say yeah that's the good stuff

  49. Dos Kiefe

  50. Stella Briones

    This song really talks about how to really cherish and love someone. Priceless.

  51. Penny Lover

    I have been a lifelong, die hard, fan of rock music but I just recently accidentally listened to his song 'I Go Back' and have become a fan. I love his music, but Kenny Chesney sure can make me cry.

  52. Chelsea Huffman

    I love this song my Nanny loves this guy

    Chelsea Huffman

    Aww thanks for liking my comment

  53. Jeffrey Richardson

    scotts spaghetti pie
    douglas brothers science guy
    stye in billys eye

  54. Barbara Johnson


  55. Kimberly weeks

    😍 you have a good day

  56. S M

    I spent 5 years in the bar
    When the cancer took her from me
    But I've been sober three years now
    Cause the one thing stronger than the whiskey
    😭 those 4 line make me tear up every time

  57. Hannah Malott

    I Love Kenny Chesney songs he is so hot

  58. only 1 true


  59. karen pleasanton

    Mr sunshine kenny your a good man with a big kind ❤

  60. Doris Stovall

    I love this

  61. Dennis Brown

    Wrote by country legend whispering bill Anderson.... Great song



  63. Ulrike Thalhammer

    Wow cool 👍🎸🎵⚘🤠

  64. Mary jane Downs

    Love it good stuff

  65. Richard Osaga

    who's still here in mid 2019??

    Keegin Johnson

    Richard Osaga I’m am

  66. john david

    Is this country ?


    no, it's the good stuff

    (yes it's country)

  67. Cat Schrader

    My first love sung this too me after one of our arguments. He died 3 years ago. I didn’t know it then but that was the good stuff. Appreciate what you have.

  68. Name Is

    It's the way she looks with rice in her hair.....

  69. carneszach94

    Rip my baby caitlan I'll love you always N forever

  70. Chaz pitts Pitts

    just me or do he look gay af in the video

  71. Tommy Vaughn

    Who's still listens to this can i get a thumbs up

  72. James Fox

    Great song ... however how many blokes have gone home after having a row with the Mrs and she’s been the one to apologise??!

  73. Patti Foss

    God and my wife are the good stuff...i love you god and i love you tabitha

  74. UnexpectedWonder

    This is the kind of relatable Song that gets you super Emotional just listening to it.

  75. David Geddis

    Kenny Chesney I love you darling me and God God new what he was doing when u came along love ya

  76. Jesse S

    Love your wive's gents and make your changes now, not when its too late :)

  77. Peyton Tucker

    Roots and boots

  78. Douglas White

    Who’s still listening to Kenny in 2019?

    Liz Welker

    His old stuff.


    You fool!

    m neau

    Good country doesnt age.

  79. Darren Hallett

    Makes me think my nephews and nieces dont have their grandpas nor do I or my dad so have to be there for them and mine ☝️

  80. gary billups

    Who is the bartender?

  81. Tim Anderson

    Blue Steel 2:37

  82. Pranam Anand Ottolina

    This song takes me back...oh yes I go back

  83. Barbara Johnson


  84. Carole Filary

    I love you Kenny Chesney. From Sacramento, Ca

  85. Jeremiah Strong

    "The one thing stronger than the whiskey was the sight of her holdin' my baby girl" 😭😭😭

  86. Samantha Wells

    You look so you're going to be alone so yeah basically


    This was our so many but I still love my husband. This is the way it was wen I had cancer it should of took me even though instead getting my ass whooped by him. No hear in a man

  88. Kate McLean

    I hope someday someone will love me the way the barkeep loved his wife. Probably won't happen though

  89. Alan fast 7 Niebergall

    Awesome song

  90. Ulrike Thalhammer

    Wow super cool 🌹👍❤

  91. Cynthia Gosnell

    Love ya cowboy

  92. Larry Schmid

    Said it all on this song.

  93. Larry Schmid

    Yeah like I said already. Kenny, Willie and the Chicks are the gold standard of country music. Thank God for U three and a few more. U all got "it" and pick great songs.

  94. Larry Schmid

    Remain not known to me writer of Good Stuff. I just don't want to know your name. I love this song and I might know u or heard of U and it might do something to song

  95. Larry Schmid

    Jesus H. I would love to the royalty check and BMI and ASCAP check of writer. U deserve it writer or writers. I'm not looking it up. I want U to remain

  96. Cynthia Gosnell

    Love this song

  97. Larry Schmid

    Don't guess U need telling again how great U and that song mix.

  98. Larry Schmid

    Damn your songs hit close to home sometimes.