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Kenny Chesney “Don’t Blink” Lyrics

Kenny Chesney “Don’t Blink” Lyrics

Don’t Blink – Lyrics


Artist: Kenny Chesney

Album: Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (2007)

Songwriter: Chris Wallin & Casey Beathard

Total Time:  4:18

Structure:  V | CH | V | CH | BR | CH

Don’t Blink

VERSE
I turned on the evening news,   [A]
Saw a old man being interviewed   [A]
Turning a hundred and two today.   [A] (“two” rhymed | “today” is tag on)
Asked him what’s the secret to life.   [B]
He looked up from his old pipe,   [B]
Laughed and said, “All I can say is –   [A] (“say” rhymed | “is” is tag on)

CHORUS
Don’t blink –   [C]
Just like that,   [D]
You’re six years old and you take a nap.   [D]
You wake up and you’re twenty-five,   [B]
And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife,   [B]

Don’t blink –   [C]
You just might miss   [E]
Your babies growing like mine did.   [E]
Turning into moms and dads,   [D]
Next thing you know your “better half”   [D]
Of fifty years is there in bed,   [F]
And you’re praying God takes you instead.   [F]
Trust me friend – a hundred years goes faster than you think,   [C]
So don’t blink.”   [C]

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

CHORUS
Don’t blink –   [C]
Just like that,   [D]
You’re six years old and you take a nap.   [D]
You wake up and you’re twenty-five,   [B]
And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife,   [B]

Don’t blink –   [C]
You just might miss   [E]
Your babies growing like mine did.   [E]
Turning into moms and dads,   [D]
Next thing you know your “better half”   [D]
Of fifty years is there in bed,   [F]
And you’re praying God takes you instead.   [F]
Trust me friend – a hundred years goes faster than you think,   [C]
So don’t blink.” [C]

BRIDGE
So I’ve been tryin’ to slow it down. I’ve been tryin’ to take it in,   [E]
In this here today, gone tomorrow world we’re livin’ in.   [E]

CHORUS
Don’t blink –   [C]
Just like that,   [D]
You’re six years old and you take a nap.   [D]
You wake up and you’re twenty-five,   [B]
And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife,   [B]

Don’t blink –   [C]
You just might miss   [E]
Your babies growing like mine did.   [E]
Turning into moms and dads,   [D]
Next thing you know your “better half”   [D]
Of fifty years is there in bed,   [F]
And you’re praying God takes you instead.   [F]
Trust me friend – a hundred years goes faster than you think,   [C]
So don’t blink.   [C]

OUT
Naw, don’t blink   [C]
Life goes faster than you think   [C]

Songwriters: Chris Wallin and Casey Beathard
Don’t Blink lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Ole Media Management Lp

 

SONG STATS

 

POV | Perspective:  1st Person | External

BPM:   74

Times Title In Song:  9

 

—–    WORD COUNTS    —–

 

Total Word Count:  368

1 Syllable Words: 258 (70%)

3+ Syllable Words:  7 (2%)

Difficult Words: 65 (18%)

Long Words 7+ Characters: 30 (8%)

Short Words <=3 Characters: 129 (35%)

 

—–    EASY TO UNDERSTAND?    —–

 

Reading Ease Score:  87

Reading Level:  6th Grade

 







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