"Keg in the Closet" as written by Kenneth A. Chesney and Brett James....
We had a dog named Bocephus living in the front yard
He liked sleeping out on top of the car
He drank beer out of a mason jar
And he'd climb up on everyone in bed.

A wide frame house in a college town
A bunch of people always hanging around
No real problems we needed to drown
But we tried our best anyway.

We went to class just to pass the time
Back in '89.

We had a keg in the closet, pizza on the floor
Left over from the night before
Where we were going we didn't really care
We had all we ever wanted
In that keg in the closet.

This old guitar taught me how to score
Right there on that Lambda Chi porch
Mary Ann taught me a little more
About wantin' what you can't have.

Sweatshirts and flag football
Spring breaks down in Panama
For a while we had it all
We never dreamed it wouldn't last.

We went to class just to pass the time
Back in '89.

We had a keg in the closet, pizza on the floor
Left over from the night before
Where we were going we didn't really care
We had all we ever wanted
In that keg in the closet.

We all kind of went our separate ways
But I swear it seems like yesterday.

Keg in the closet, pizza on the floor
Left over from the night before
Where we were going we didn't really care
We had all we ever wanted
In that keg in the closet...


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"Keg in the Closet" as written by Kenneth Chesney Brett James

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    General Commentthis is kenny describing his years in college. I'm now goin to Western Illinios University and can totally relate to this song. we call this our house's theme song and when we sing it we change the words to:

    Fake brick house in a college town, bunch of people always hanging around no real problems we needed to drown but we tried our best anyway...we went to class just to pass the time.....back in zero five.....we had a
    Keg in the kitchen, pizza on the floor, left over from the night before where we were goin we didn't have a clue we had all we ever wanted in that keg in the kitchen.....This old guitar taught me how to score...right there on that 712 porch.....sweatshirts and a game of bagoo...spreaks breaks down in panama.....for a while we had it all we never dreamed it wouldn't last....we went to class just to pass the time......back in zero 5555555555555.!!!!!!......love this song....one of kenny's best.
    tasteofink4on May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It just makes you feel good whenever you hear it. I'm in my last year of high school and this song makes me excited about college, I can't wait!!
    cdncowgirlon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm going to uni for my first year in September and I can only hope that it will be like this!
    Songs4Janeon July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGuess this line gets me most: "No real problems we need to drown but we tried our best anyway"
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Kenny Chesney song. Keg in the closet is a song about his college life. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha frat and one of the restrictions was no KEG parties. So therefore they would hide them in the closet. All of the things he talks about in the song relates to doing things with his fraternity brothers and living up the college life. Great song!!
    krice1on March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not big into country, but this song kicks ass. He's singing about his days in college in his fraternity. I'm in a fraternity as well. Not the same one that Kenny is in, but I can still relate to this song big time. I'm getting close to graduation, but I'll always be able to put on this song and reminisce back to my days in college
    El Diablo V2on December 21, 2007   Link

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