Kenny Chesney Goes Coastal On Ya

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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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


What do you think of this song? What does it mean to you?



By |2016-12-27T07:50:06+00:00October 25th, 2010|Kenny Chesney, Salt Life Sound (Music)|8 Comments

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  1. Zablon Mukuba October 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    the song is catchy i like it

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    RumShopRyan October 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the comment Zablon. We think so too. Cheers!

  3. Barb Pizzo October 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I sure do recognize those pics! Many have been my wallpaper thanks to you. Another great job for Coastal! You are good at this, great way to share beautiful scenery and Kenny!


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    RumShopRyan October 26, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the comment Barb! These are a lot of fun to make as well. Cheers!

  5. joyce green October 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    this song’s a great tribute to the retiree dream! I work in retail and this is that “time of year”. Kenny’s song should be the National Snowbird Athem! I’m sure this video was alot of fun to make, some of the scenery is very recognizable!

  6. misty lonetto October 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    this whole album rocks kenny did an amazin job on this it makes me feel free from everyday life problems thank u so much kenny keep it comin gone coastal take care god bless misty

  7. Monica Urban October 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    This song is soooooo me…I live in fl. went to the fl. Keys this summer 2nd time there..Awesome sooo lay back and relaxing…..wished I lived there!!!!

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    RumShopRyan October 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for the comment Monica! Yes the Keys are a little slice of heaven. Can’t get enough of them. Cheers!

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