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Here Are the Lyrics to Kenny Chesney's 'Get Along'

Kenny Chesney
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Kenny Chesney performs "Get Along" at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Kenny Chesney spreads love in his feel-good country hit "Get Along."

His simple instructions in the chorus -- "Paint a wall, learn to dance/ Call your mom, buy a boat/ Drink a beer, sing a song" -- reflects that we have a long life to live, and it should be remembered by the good deeds we not only did for each other, but for ourselves. He later theorizes about death, singing, "The keys to heaven can't be bought," but Chesney reminds his listeners to recognize the signs of love that need to be spread in a divided country, without explicitly mentioning politics.

Check out the lyrics below:

Met a man wearin' a t-shirt, says "Virginia is for lovers"
Had a Bible in his left hand and a bottle in the other
He said "all you're really given is the sunshine and your name"
We both started laughin' when the sky started to rain

Get along, on down the road
We've got a long long way to go
Scared to live, scared to die
We ain't perfect but we try

Get along while we can
Always give love the upper hand
Paint a wall, learn to dance
Call your mom, buy a boat
Drink a beer, sing a song
Make a friend, can't we all get along

Saw a model on a billboard, 1-800 get to know me
Wondered was she photoshopped, or were her eyes really that lonely?
Did she leave her hometown thinkin' she'd end up in L.A.?
Did she break down in the desert and get stuck beside the highway?

Get along, on down the road
We've got a long long way to go
Scared to live, scared to die
We ain't perfect but we try

Get along while we can
Always give love the upper hand
Paint a wall, learn to dance
Call your mom, buy a boat
Drink a beer, sing a song
Make a friend, can't we all get along

We find out when you die the keys to heaven can't be bought
We still don't know what love is but we sure know what it's not
Sometimes you got

To get along, on down the road
We've got a long long way to go
Scared to live, scared to die
We ain't perfect but we try

Get along while we can
Always give love the upper hand
Paint a wall, learn to dance
Call your mom, buy a boat
Drink a beer, sing a song
Make a friend, can't we all get along
 

Lyrics licensed & provided by LyricFind

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Written by: Kenneth Arnold Chesney

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