"Old Blue Chair" as written by and Kenneth A. Chesney....
There's a blue rocking chair
Sittin' in the sand
Weathered by the storms and well oiled hands
It sways back and forth with the help of the winds,
Seems to always be there,like an old trusted friend

I've read a lot of books,
Wrote a few songs
Looked at my life where it's goin', where it's gone
I've seen the world through a bus windshield, but nothing compares
To the way that I see it,
To the way that I see it,
To the way that I see it when I sit in that old blue chair

From that chair I've caught a few fish and some rays
And I've watched boats sail in and out of cinnamon bay
I let go of a lover that took a piece of my heart
I prayed many times for forgiveness and a brand new start

I've read a lot of books,
Wrote a few songs
Looked at my life where it's goin',where it's gone
I've seen the world through a bus windshield, but nothing compares
To the way that I see it, to the way that I see it,
To the way that I see it when I sit in
That old blue chair

That chair was my bed one New Year's Night
When I passed out from too much Malibu and diet
And woke up to a hundred mosquito bites,
I swear got 'em all sittin' right there
In that old blue chair

There's a blue rockin' chair
Sittin' in the sand
Weathered by the storms and well oiled hands


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"Old Blue Chair" as written by Kenneth A. Chesney Kenneth Chesney

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    General Commenti feel that the song is about relaxation. that when he's in that rocking chair nothing else can even come close to the feeling he has.
    nxttgrwdson March 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe he actually says "Cruzan and diet" not Malibu. Not a big deal b/c it's still rum but I picked up on the Cruzan reference the first time I heard this song. I know Cruzan started sponsoring his tour a year or so ago, and while it is a really good rum, I just thought it was a bit odd than he wouldn't just say "rum and diet." I hope Kenny didn't sell out to them and now has to mention them in songs as part of a contract.
    shakermakeron January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy bad, I didn't realize this song was originally on his previous cd and that originally it actually was "Malibu and diet." Anyone else think is a bit odd? Anyway, this does confirm my selling out to Cruzan theory, although I'm sure there's a good chance he actually drinks the stuff.
    shakermakeron January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh i know for sure he drinks that stuff...he knows what's good. anyway, this is probly the hardest song kenny has ever written. i heard him say in an interview how every single word in this song is true about him.
    diegorockusaon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great poetic song about something that is a part of Kenny's life - an old blue chair in the sand, somewhere in the carribbean (or wherever). This chair is like his second home...everyone has a place where they can go, a place of inspiration, a place to get drunk, or just be alone. For him, that chair is his place. It is where he sees the world in its greatest majesty. I also like nature/outdoors...and I find places to go wherever I am at the moment to be alone...but nothing cmpares to the way you see the world from your special place. For Kenny Chesney, it's that old blue chair in the sand, and that's good enough for him.
    zacsteron February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Looked at my life, where it's goin', where it's gone"
    No better place to do such a thing than from an old chair with so many memories attached to.
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe line that says "watched boats sail in and out of cinnamon bay" shows to the location of his home in st. john, usvi
    it looks out at peter and cinnamon bay. you can see it from cinnamon bay
    and he definitely drinks cruzan it is THE rum down there.
    jbird265on April 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShakerMaker....you are correct, he does say Cruzan and Diet but only in the Ocean version of the song. Great song any way you look at it, I prefer the Ocean version, as close as a fan can get to the way he originally came up with the song. I can vision him sitting in the chair and after tinkering with a few versions, says "yo check this out." ...now get us a couple of beers.
    mark200on June 26, 2009   Link

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