Luke Bryan - Tailgate Blues Lyrics




I catch my buzz in the black of night
Where nobody ever goes and the warm wind blows
If I loose my cool in the open and it shows
That I’m down and I ain’t alright

I search my soul where there is no moon
The trees all cross and are covered in moss
If the crickets wanna know then I’ll tell them what I lost
Oh, I got the tailgate blues

I ain’t sure were it all began
Somewhere ’round here I know
This bridge was a little more crowded then
I was playing her a tailgate show
And now I’m just sittin’ here alone

To catch my buzz in the black of night
Where nobody ever goes and the warm wind blows
If I loose my cool in the open and it shows
That I’m down and I ain’t alright

I search my soul where there is no moon
The trees all cross and are covered in moss
If the crickets wanna know then I’ll tell them what I lost
Oh I’ve got the tailgate blues

Damn that AM radio
For playing more than a song
My heart won’t beat if the strings are broke
The melody’s hittin’ me wrong
Right here where she belongs

I catch my buzz in the black of night
Where nobody ever goes and the warm wind blows
If I loose my cool in the open and it shows
That I’m down and I ain’t alright

I search my soul where there is no moon
The trees all cross and are covered in moss
If the crickets wanna know then I’ll tell them what I lost
Oh, I got the tailgate blues

The crickets heard my story and I listened to em sing
I guess I’ll close the tailgate up
There ain’t no telling what tomorrow might bring
Maybe me and a Dixie cup
But that won’t be enough…

Yes I catch my buzz in the black of night
Where nobody ever goes and the warm wind blows
If I loose my cool in the open and it shows
That I’m down and I ain’t alright

I search my soul where there is no moon
The trees all cross and are covered in moss
If the crickets wanna know then I’ll tell them what I lost
Oh, I got the tailgate blues

I catch my buzz in the black of night
Where nobody ever goes and the warm wind blows
If I loose my cool in the open and it shows
That I’m down and I ain’t alright





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  1. Kevin Ward

    Lol y'all are so young no one realizes that song at the end is from The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler.

  2. emo dad friend

    Omg I listened to this song so much when I was little! Them mems comin back! I remembered almost every word!

  3. Maddie _Games

    My teacher’s friend wrote this song for Luke Bryan to sing

  4. Davis Dunklin

    What happened to this Luke Bryan?

  5. Sydney George

    ugh there's something about this song <3

  6. Tanadk zombiegrl

    His best song yet

  7. Connor Hobbs

    this song helps when your girlfriend breaks up with you

  8. Rich Markham

    great song

  9. Hot Rod Kirk

    loves this tune

  10. Theravensquoth

    Well hell I may not have a tailgate atm but this is hands down the most relate able song of his for me

    Danielle Debruge

    Theravensquoth i have always felt this song is the realest to me than any other

  11. amy doyle

    This is my number one song ever! I have to hear it every night!

    Danielle Debruge

    amy doyle i fully believe he wrote this for me lol

  12. Shane Groves

    I noticed that nobody is pointing out that the lyrics at the end(3:00) no longer match. It may be the chorus, but it's only half of it.

    Shannon Gilllie

    I've noticed that.

    Shane Groves

    How would that make anybody psychotic?
    I do deliveries. I listen to music. Sometimes I want to know what they're saying, and I like to learn new songs.

    Danielle Debruge

    Shane Groves i don't watch the lyrics... I know them... But i did catch that lol

  13. TheCatThatBarks

    At 0:34 hit "Pause" then start singing these words:
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    ..."And it's a great day to be alive
    I know the sun's still shinin' when I close my eyes
    There's some hard times in the neigborhood
    But why can't every day be just this good?"

  14. Scott Goulet

    Got them damn tailgate blues over here lol. #IndieRaps

  15. Leslie Hilliard

    I love tailgate blues

  16. blaznnoob

    is that the dixie chick singer doing backup vocals???

    Robin Hemenway

    +blaznnoob I think and I said I think that those young ladies are band from Nashville.

  17. Mauro Perez

    friday nite here in colombia south america and i just started the party with this song singint to the top of my lungs

  18. Half A Heart Productions

    +logan p Rendell true that.

  19. Logan P Fondell

    like it more every time i listen to it

  20. christy vandenburg

    This is like an amazing song! :) im in love with it! Luke you can sing great! :*

  21. Tiara Polus

    +a dane i hope everyone with arthritis hates your guts because i have arthritis and I'm very smart

  22. Mary Anderson

    I love your singing

  23. Hot Rod Kirk

    great song ive got the tailgate blues

  24. johnnyflstc

    BRENT COBB!! Love this song!

  25. SAB Music

    The reason this song is so awesome, is because it was written by Brent Cobb for Luke Bryan. Check out him for some REAL country.

  26. jasmine patterson

    My ex used to sing me this all the time thats how i herd of it . But other then that an amazing song.!

  27. Lindsey Theresa Music

    I've got the tailgate blues! :(

  28. Kyle Maldonado

    ,xx,x xx ,f t xxxc,,c c c

  29. Shelby Hall

    Arthritis?

  30. Lindsey Theresa Music

    Who isn't? He is hot! ♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡

  31. Madi Patton

    wtf was that at the end i mean seriously

  32. Nathaniel Pye

    its so cathy

  33. ma wilson

    luv this soooonnngggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Devingage216

    That song at the end ruined it for me

  35. Nunya Buisness

    fail!! after 3:05

  36. Chris Clary

    Great song now, y'all!

  37. FycGaming

    i love this show

  38. nsbNUGS

    After 3:05 = epic fail

    chad salman

    Brittany B no one gives a damn what you think. Your dogging on someone for a simple opinion. Keep your comments to yourself. They can say what they want and they don't need some petty fan to keep them in line. Brent Cobb did it better anyways!

  39. kward16

    1. she most definitely on the album version. i just listened to it.
    2. "that chick" is Ashton Shepherd and she's freakin amazing. check out her solo stuff.

  40. Alex Carson

    just covered this tune on my channel... my apologies to travis tritt but i didnt credit him :P

  41. lori griggs

    the last lines where all wrong!

  42. Travis VanAlst

    I hope you realize that more than 2/3 of every country song uses the same basic three chord rhythm of D, C, and G. Almost every single song uses that melody either sped up or slowed down, so to use this argument you would have to take away credit from more than just one singer/writer and give it to whoever started that that three bar system.

  43. rocky dlr

    honesty you think he is the first to use someone else's melody? what exaclty have you done with your life, when you have a few albums out then you can talk! this guy has more money then you will ever have in your life time, so im guessing that he is doing something right! you should give luke some credit! sorry for the eye opener!!!!

  44. Alex Carson

    Definitely some similarities in melody, but Luke didn't even write Tailgate Blues, so I don't think he's to blame here..

  45. Brianna Hicks

    bahahahahahahahaha that random end song gets me everytime!

  46. Lena Conn

    Shouldn't you check, the lyrics got all messed up at the end

  47. peaunt butter

    someone pooped in your cherios this mornin!!!!

  48. Norma Miller

    Wow someone did'nt check the video before posting, jack***.

  49. peaunt butter

    ilove this song ahhhhhh!!!!

  50. Kyle Terrill

    random ass end song?

  51. Ashley Butler

    My favorite song on this album. <3

  52. meganacheson

    This lyrics video sucks

  53. CougarRose2

    That would be "lose". I must have been looking at your question when I commented.

  54. Kelsey

    that would be "lose" though not "loose", right? haha

  55. CougarRose2

    The way Luke sings this song is captivating. I love this song and his vocal talent.

  56. CougarRose2

    It means if I loose control, get angry, upset, etc.

  57. Kelsey

    Loose my cool?

  58. nelliefroese

    Love love love this song!!!;)<3

  59. Lance Isbell

    most of lukes songs arnt even on the radio this deffiently should be

  60. Sera Winters

    I know the guy who wrote this song. Brent Cobb. Got to hang out with him last night and watch him and his band perform. Check him out on Facebook. Brent Cobb. Fantastic. My favorite song

  61. marie lou echols

    The best song in the Damn world . Love it (:

  62. iluvedwardcullenn

    This is the greater song ever!! I been listening to it for day's and I love it!!!

  63. Christian McCombs

    hey dumb fuck,you just spelled arthritis wrong,jokes on you dumbass!!!hahaha!

  64. Christian McCombs

    Whoever made this video messed up on the lyric timing at about 3:15

  65. Rachel Bawden

    i loveeee this song<3

  66. Brandt Halseth

    This song makes my schlongg hard

  67. jayden adkins

    the best song ever

  68. LyndsayLou2007

    Yes he does!! He wrote a song for Little Big Town called " Pavement Ends"!! It is on their new album that comes out on Sept 11th!!

  69. will buhl

    good song!

  70. dylan hoskins

    my little 2 year old brother can sing this whole song and of course every time we go somewhere we have to listen to this one haha

  71. Melinda Coughlin

    Ah lucky.! I wish my uncle wrote songs for country singers. id DIE to meet luke

  72. LyndsayLou2007

    my cousin wrote this!!! His name is Brent Cobb!! He wrote "the rockin' chair song" for Kellie Pickler too!! :)

  73. meg countrygirl

    i Love his voice he is an amazing singer !!!

  74. Cheyenne001able

    im 13 now and my parents dont care only rason i have one is because i have a email address w Google and it sorta i guess u could say came w it

  75. Morgan Davis

    u shouldn't be on youtube if your 12.

  76. a dane

    ppl who have arthuritis are stupid.

  77. Cheyenne001able

    @jahouk1986 hey ok,look im sorry...ok for sayin tht crap but plse dont cuss at me im only 12 and there wuz no need for tht, so in others words again sorry.

  78. jahouk1986

    @Cheyenne001able Again i like the country song, the one i looked up to hear. Im making fun of the last song that plays. I dont care if you dont apreciate the way im talking, nobody asked you. Your the one who told me how to talk. You need to shut that damn jaw of yours and just listen to the song.

  79. jahouk1986

    @Cheyenne001able #1 i will say ANYTHING i want period. nobody will tell me other wise. #2 it was a joke and the song is stupid who would put that in a love song was my point. #3 i too have athuritis because i have a knee i broke and didnt do nothing about so i know what its like. so thank you for wasting my time.

  80. Cheyenne001able

    @jahouk1986 um i know someone in my family who has arthuritis REALLY bad and its NOT funny to joke about!!!!!!!!!

  81. Steve O

    awesome song!

  82. Philip P

    favorite song on the album. should be on the radio!

  83. jahouk1986

    ahahahaa omg the song at the end is so damn funny "carry you around when your arthuritis is bad" ahahahah lmao

  84. LyndsayLou2007

    My cousin Brent Cobb wrote this song!

  85. Ashley Tes

    love this song!! <3