Beach Bar Playlist – Tuesday Tunes: Kenny Chesney, “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”

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I think any tune by Kenny Chesney would be an acceptable addition to a beach bar playlist but “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven” ranks as far and away my favorite Kenny Chesney tune. The video is beautifully filmed, highlighting much of the island life in the Caribbean that not many tourists get to see. Featuring a guest appearance by the Wailers, this is the video and song that takes me away to the islands when all the pretty pictures just aren’t cutting it.

“Preacher told me last Sunday mornin’
Son, you better start livin’ right
You need to quit the women and whiskey
And carrying on all night

Don’t you wanna hear him call your name
When you’re standin’ at the pearly gates
I told the preacher, “Yes I do”
But I hope they don’t call today
I ain’t ready

Everybody wants to go to heaven
Have a mansion high above the clouds
Everybody want to go to heaven
But nobody want to go now

Said preacher maybe you didn’t see me
Throw an extra twenty in the plate
There’s one for everything I did last night
And one to get me through today
Here’s a ten to help you remember
Next time you got the good Lord’s ear
Say I’m comin’ but there ain’t no hurry
I’m havin’ fun down here
Don’t you know that

Everybody wants to go to heaven
Get their wings and fly around
Everybody want to go to heaven
But nobody want to go now

Someday I want to see those streets of gold in my halo
But I wouldn’t mind waiting at least a hundred years or so

Everybody wanna go to heaven
It beats the other place there ain’t no doubt
Everybody wanna go to heaven
But nobody wanna go now

Everybody wanna go to heaven
Hallelujah, let me hear you shout
Everybody wanna go to heaven
But nobody wanna go now
I think I speak for the crowd”

Author: Tom W.

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