"There Goes My Life" as written by Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher....
All he could think about was I'm to young for this
Got my whole life ahead
Hell I'm just a kid myself
How'm I gonna raise one

All he could see were his dreams going up in smoke
So much for ditching this town and hanging out on the coast
Oh well, those plans are long gone

And he said
There goes my life
There goes my future, my everything
Might as well kiss it all good-bye
There goes my life

A couple years of up all night and a few thousand diapers later
That mistake he thought he made covers up the refrigerator
Oh yeah...he loves that little girl.

Momma's waiting to tuck her in
As she stumbles up those stairs
She smiles back at him dragging that teddy bear
Sleep tight, blue eyes and bouncing curls

He smiles
There goes my life
There goes my future my everything
I love you, daddy goodnight
There goes my life

She had that Honda loaded down
With Abercrombie clothes and fifteen pairs of shoes and his American express
He checked the oil and slammed the hood, said your good to go
She hugged them both and headed off to the west coast

He cried
There goes my life
There goes my future, my everything
I love you
Baby good-bye

There goes my life
There goes my life


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"There Goes My Life" as written by Wendell Mobley Neil Thrasher

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    General CommentI love this song! This is my family. My parents got pregnant when my mum was 18. They got married and my dad started working. He did everything for me and my mum, makign sure we had the best life he could give us. Twenty five years later, they're still married, successful, and their blue-eyed bouncin curls daughter is off on her adventure! I want this to be my first dance with my dad when I get married.
    springsteenfan14on July 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSinging about how your biggest mistakes can turn into your most important and cherished things in life. And of course, how parents have to let go in the end... and let their children grow up.
    kaytotheleeon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentawwwwwww i love this song!!! its so sweet!!!!
    savvyseven24on May 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes this song is amazing...about how there can be beautiful mistakes in life....sadly though this type of situation doesn't turn out as bittersweet in the 'real world'....but still makes a great song
    AmyBth2005on June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a really good song...just the words all together...the fact that he thinks his life is ruined because he has a daughter to young and then he finally notices that his daughter is his life
    cmtfanatic31289on January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmyBth2005, I agree with you when you say that this song is amazing, but I don't necessarily agree with you when you say it doesn't turn out that way in the 'real world'. I don't know if you grew up in a small town, but I sure did, so I guess I've seen this basic story played out in real life...I mean sure there are some exceptions, but I'd be willing to say that most young parents who were scared at first, would not have wanted to change a thing when everything was said and done.
    This is one of Kenny's best songs, and what looks to be one of his last true country songs. This song is filled with so much emotion, and touches the true soul of country music. Simple and realistic, yet beautifully poetic. Unfortunately, I don't really know what Kenny sings now...and any of you who think it's country, obviously haven't been country fans for long. But he isn't the only one who is 'selling out'. I hesitate using the word selling out, because he's really just become a different person because of the carribean influence, and this influence has changed his music. Whether or not it is for the better is debateable, but all I know is that it isn't very country anymore.
    An example of a real sellout in country music is Toby Keith. I mean, what the hell is "Stays in Mexico." He should be ashamed of himself. And the sad part is, he has more fans than ever with his crap music. He made over 95 million last year. This guy isn't even worthy of being deemed an "artist."
    Tim McGraw is also starting to sell out. He's more subtle about it than Toby, and definately way more talented. But if you compare his old stuff to his new stuff....it just ain't the same, it ain't as country.
    Fransaskoison January 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if I would make the accusations stated in that last post by Fransaskois. Everything evolves, including music and if you want to call the evolution within country music selling out, well be my guest but it probably is not a fair assessment.

    As for this song, it's got an excellent message for young people. It starts out with him finding out he will be a father at a young age, and thus, the typical reaction which is the overwhelming realization that his life is over and everything he had looked forward to was ruined. Later, he begins to see that his newfound situation involving his daughter has become his life and the life he thought he had lost was still ahead of him in every way possible. Great song with a great message and more people need to listen to Kenny. The amount of comments on this site for his songs are way too limited.

    And back to Fransaskois, it's kind of funny that you talk about the evolution of country music being a sell out in a comment of this song of all songs. This song being all about change and how one deals with it, seeing that adjusting to change may result in a better outcome than first seen. So I guess this song is all about being a sell out, Fransaskois? I guess we're all entitled to our opinions.
    and1sxmon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat point and1sxm, finally some feedback. I try to make bold enough statements to get some kind of reaction, but you're the first one to actually react. (It helps me evaluate my own opinons.)
    I do agree with you on the fact that music evolves, and that is why I said I hesitated calling Kenny Chesney a sell out. I enjoy his new music and I understand that he isn't the same person he was when he first came into the business. (so sell out was definately too harsh of a word in Kenny's case) But his style isn't very country anymore. So than I have to ask you, and1sxm, is it evolution if a genre loses its identity? Take "Over and over" with Tim Mcgraw and Nelly as an example (maybe it's a bad example because Tim didn't put it on his album, so we could say he just took a break from his country career on that one...or maybe a first step towards pop music?)
    So when I used the term "selling out" before, I saw a difference between it and "evolution." I listen to all types of music, from all different eras, which includes country from the 50s to today. Over the generations country has evolved, and yes some have pushed the limits of "what is country music" but it has always stayed just that, country music. In my opinion, a lot of country is beginning to sound like pop...there are a lot of people who take pride in being country, and if you're call yourself country than you shouldn't be singing pop, otherwise, call yourself pop.
    Fransaskoison March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI live in a small town in Florida where everyone listins to counrty music and has horses...i like rock and my horse drives me crazy....but when i hear this song on the radio i have to listin to it.....my mom crys everytime she hears it and gives me this weird look.......and i LIKE TOBY KEITH! He isnt selling out...i dont really even like country but i listin to him....thats the reason he is so big!!

    ~*Rock on*~
    xCameronx
    BrokenxFallenxAngelon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, well, ok i dont feel like getting into the whole sell-out thing :D peace, ok? yay.
    anyway, you people who love this song (like moi xx), go see the music video! NOW! it will make you cry, if you haven't already.
    queenvictoria_14on February 21, 2006   Link

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