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Lyrical Inspiration from The Zac Brown Band

This Sunday, I'm heading to Hershey, PA to see the Zac Brown Band perform for the 4th time. Before I first saw them at Preakness in 2010, I had no interest in country music, but that changed after seeing them perform. They put on an incredible show and their songs are chock full of great lyrics and some good life advice. I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite lyrics from some of their best songs, maybe some of them will hit home for you too. 

 Chicken Fried

And it's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most

Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes

There's no dollar sign on peace of mind, this I've come to know

Let it Go

You keep your heart above your head and your eyes wide open

So this world can't find a way to leave you cold

And know you're not the only ship out on the ocean

Save your strength for things that you can change

Forgive the ones you can't

You gotta let 'em go


I've got everything I need and nothin' that I don't

No Hurry

I'd be a fool now to worry

About all those things I can't change

And the time that I borrow

Can wait till tomorrow

'Cause I ain't in no hurry today

Day that I die

On the day that I die,

I wanna say that I,

Was a man who really lived and never compromised.

And when I've lived out my days,

Until the very end,

I hope they find me in my home, a guitar in my hands.


Jesus preached the golden rule

Buddha taught it too

Gandhi said eye for an eye

Makes the whole world go blind

With a little understanding

We can break these chains that we've been handed

I've got the medication

Love is the remedy

We're all in this world together

Life's a gift that we have to treasure

Happiness, now that is the measure

Tomorrow Never Comes

I've been trying to open my eyes

Take it all in as the world passes by

Getting lost in the twists and the turns

Finding these questions inside me still burn

I'm gonna live like tomorrow never comes

There's no end in sight, tonight we black out the sun

Better hold on tight, before you know it's gone

And live like tomorrow never comes

Quiet your Mind

I hear the waves

Sun beatin' down on my shoulders

It's a near-perfect day

Wishin' I wouldn't get any older

They say that it's gone 'fore you know it now

Quiet your mind

Soak it all in

It's a game you can't win

Enjoy the ride

My Old Man

He was a giant

And I was just a kid

I was always trying

To do everything he did

I can still remember every lesson he taught me

Growing up learning how to be like my old man

Now I'm a giant

Got a son of my own

He's always trying

To go everywhere I go

Do the best I can to raise him up the right way

Hoping that he someday wants to be

Like his old man

Knee Deep

Mind on a permanent vacation

The ocean is my only medication

Wishing my condition ain't ever gonna go away

Cause now I'm knee deep in the water somewhere

Got the blue sky breeze blowing wind through my hair

Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair

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