Kenny Chesney- Bar at the End of the World Review
It’s no question that Kenny Chesney is one of the most successful legends in country music today. Throughout the course of his career, Chesney has released dozens of successful albums, embarked on killer tours, and recently received the “Pinnacle Award” at the CMA awards back in November. Kenny Chesney’s newest album, Cosmic Hallelujah , was released around that time, hitting no. 2 on the Billboard 200.
One of the best songs on this album is the catchy and whimsical “Bar at the End of the World”. Us at CRANK IT love this song for so many reasons. We think you will too!
The song is a mid-tempo , easy-flowing, yet captivating piece about a mythical place which Kenny refers as the “Bar at the End of the World.” Lyrically, the main premise of the song is the eagerness to escape the mundane, day-to-day life, as well as escape the beating heat of summer and just get away.
"There's a trail of smoke comin' out of a bottle . If you look real close, you can see it right there," he visualizes, "a little tin roof bar down a path you have to follow, from a treasure map with the edges burnt from a few too many beers..."
The lyrics are truly full of imagery, and intertwine with signature musical motives and guitar riffs to make it a song to remember.
The chorus rolls in with a rising melody and syncopated rhythms to make for a very catchy hook.
"We'll set sail. Yeah, I see you there, wind in your hair and that t-shirt on. Dead man tell no tales. It's like nowhere else you've ever been and we'll write your name on a dollar bill. Put it on a wall it'll still be there. Next time we come back girl, to the bar at the end of the world."
Be sure to give this song a listen!