Kenny Chesney Don’t Blink

I turned on the evening news

Saw a old man being interviewed

Turning a hundred and two today

Asked him what’s the secret to life

He looked up from his old pipe

Laughed and said “All I can say is.”


Don’t blink

Just like that you’re six years old and you take a nap and you

Wake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife

Don’t blink

You just might miss your babies growing like mine did

Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your better half

Of fifty years is there in bed

And you’re praying God takes you instead

Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think

So don’t blink

I was glued to my TV and it looked like he looked at me and said

“Best start putting first things first.”

Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand

You can’t flip over and start again

Take every breathe God gives you for what it’s worth


I’ve been tryna slow it down

I’ve been tryna take it in

In this here today gone tomorrow world we’re livin’ in


Now, don’t blink