Coastal, combines effective acoustic guitar and tropical lyrics to create the sounds of vacation. The song refers to finishing work and “going coastal,” the idea of dropping every care you might have and hitting the sand. Is there ever really a bad time to go “Coastal”?

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Coastal

Kenny Chesney – Coastal

Chesney: “When I was a kid we were very lower-middle class. We weren’t poor, but we didn’t have a lot of extra money to go places. So when we went on vacation, we packed the car up and we drove to Myrtle Beach. Or we drove to Daytona. Or we went to the Redneck Riviera: Panama City, Gulf Shores or Destin. And I still love that. That song is for everybody that grew up like I did. It’s a beach song, but it’s a Redneck Kenny song. These people work for a living. Like he says in the song, ‘No more building transmissions, he’s going deep sea fishin’.’ I love that line. That’s my family, that’s my friends. That’s my cousins. That’s my audience.”

Kenny Chesney “Coastal” Lyrics

Tank top, love handles
Tube socks, Jesus sandals
Cheap blender, ice bucket
Raw oysters, yeah, give me one and shuck it

Holds up a frozen orange daiquiri
And laughs, here’s to the boys at the factory

No more building transmissions
He’s going deep sea fishing
Catch a marlin, catch a tan
Catch a local cover band

Hey, you gotta watch that man
He’ll go coastal on ya

Silver hair, silver Buick
Winter’s coming, better move it
Southbound before they get snowed under
Call the kids, tell ’em see you next summer

No more freezing their tails off
It’s cataract sunglasses and a round of golf
Red skin, green plaid, margarita, dog track
Before you know it Mom and Dad
They’ll go coastal on ya

Sounds so good, got me thinking
What do y’all say after I’m done singing

We just take a little getaway
Cruise it down the A1A
Florabama to the Keys
Better keep your eye on me

I’ll go coastal on ya
I’ll go coastal on ya
Yeah, I’ll go coastal on ya

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