Kenny Chesney – Don’t Blink

Eén van de mooiste countrysongs naar mijn mening en een goede keuze om deze website mee te beginnen. Dit nummer is afkomstig van de cd Just Who I Am:Poets And Pirates.

Kenny Chesney:
Kenny Arnold Chesney (1968, Knoxville, Tennessee) is een Amerikaans countryzanger. Hij heeft veertien albums uitgebracht, waarvan er elf de gouden status of hoger behaalden.
Veel van zijn singles komen in de top tien van de Amerikaanse country charts, vaak zelfs op nummer één. Bovendien komen veel van zijn cd’s op nummer één binnen in de ‘gewone’ Billboard hitlijsten. Chesney heeft in de laatste vier jaren drie maal de Entertainer of the Year-award gewonnen bij de CMA awards (een belangrijke prijs in de country muziek). Chesney heeft een speciale band met het Caraïbisch gebied, een thema dat vaak terugkomt in zijn liedjes.
(Bron: Wikipedia)

Meer over Kenny Chesney.

Songtekst:

I turned on the evening news
Saw a old man being interviewed
Turning a hundred and two today
Asked him what’s the secret to life
He looked up from his old pipe
Laughed and said “All I can say is.”

Don’t blink
Just like that you’re six years old and you’re taking naps and you
Wake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don’t blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your better half
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you’re praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don’t blink

I was glued to my tv and it looked like he looked at me and said
“Best start putting first things first.”
Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand
You can’t flip over and start again
Take every breathe God gives you for what it’s worth

Don’t Blink
Just like that you’re six years old and you’re taking naps and you
Wake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don’t blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your better half
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you’re praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don’t blink

I’ve been tryna slow it down
I’ve been tryna take it in
In this here today gone tomorrow world we’re livin’ in

Don’t blink
Just like that you’re six years old and you’re taking naps and you
Wake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don’t blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your better half
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you’re praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster you think
Don’t blink

Naw, don’t blink