Well, me and my lady had our first big fight
So I drove around 'til I saw the neon lights
Of a corner bar and it just seemed right so I pulled up
Not a soul around but the old bar keep
Down at the end lookin' half asleep
But he walked up and 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 you're hands are shakin' so much
And it's the way that she looks with the rice in her hair
Eatin' burnt suppers the whole first year
And askin' for seconds to keep her from tearin' up
Yeah man, that's the good stuff

He grabbed a carton of milk and he poured a glass
And I smiled and said, "I'll have some of that"
We sat there and talked as an hour passed like old friends
I saw a black and white picture and it caught my stare
It was a pretty girl with bouffant hair
He said, "That's my Bonnie, taken 'bout a year after we wed"
He said, "I 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's 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
And it's a new t-shirt sayin' I'm a grandpa
Bein' right there as our time got small
And holdin' her hand when good the 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"
"Look into those eyes so deep in love and drink it up"
"'Cause that's the good stuff"

That's the good stuff


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The Good Stuff Lyrics as written by Craig Wiseman, Jim Collins

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    This song means "Don't take advantage of the things that you have right now." And the good stuff isn't always there.

    kickme111on May 30, 2002   Link
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    I adore this song so much. Don't take for granted what you have because someday it may be gone. When I get married, I want it to be exactly like this, if being that perfect is possible.

    jdeeregirlohon June 06, 2002   Link
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    When I hear this song, I think of riding in an old pick up truck with a guy who I was so in love with and his best friend and those two young men just singing their hearts out. It's a song that every generation can appreciate. The young generation is looking forward to all of "the good stuff" and the older generations are glad they've lived it.

    superherogirlon July 12, 2002   Link
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    I LOVE KENNY CHESNEY AND THIS SONG ROX!!

    cowgurl4lifeon August 16, 2002   Link
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    I love this song- it's so real and true. It makes me appreciate the important things in life! GO KENNY!!

    gottaruna21on August 16, 2002   Link
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    well, I used to hate country and everything about it...but come on, who doesn't like to kick back with some beer listening to kenny chesney? especially this song! one of my friends plays it on guitar when we're all drinkin...its a great song..and i've learned to love it. I think its just about concentrating on the little things in life, and the bartender is telling kenny chesney about how he lost his wife...

    AmyBth2005on June 03, 2004   Link
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    wow... such hate... shakes head in disgust this song is beautiful.

    woodcock92627on October 21, 2004   Link
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    THANKS.ANYWAYS,i love this song and its about not taking things for granted and stuff like that.I love Kenny.<p><b><i>Edited by Matty on December 6 2005, at 05:44AM</i></b></p>

    chesneygirlie21on November 28, 2004   Link
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    anways..this song is about how kenny got into a fight w/ his chick..and goes to a bar to blow off some steam...then the bar tender tells him that he needs to apologize to his g/f, and not end up like he did becoming an alcoholic and not getting to really be with her kuz the good stuff is actually being there with her...and inlove

    -- Edit: Removed Inappropriate comments.. --<p><b><i>Edited by Matty on December 6 2005, at 05:42AM</i></b></p>

    cocoleedogon December 29, 2004   Link
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    why dont we just ignore people like accrazy003 cause all he wants to do is have peple pissed of at him. anyway its is a great song. with a lot of meaning and heart. i love it

    dorkalerton December 30, 2004   Link

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