Way Down Here

by Kenny Chesney, Casey Beathard, Tony Martin

from the album Lucky Old Sun


Lyrics

Put off the mail and I
Left on a light and I
Locked up the house and I
Jumped on a flight and I’m
Still by myself but I’m
Thinking more clear if I’m
Gonna be down, gonna be down way down here

Where no one will ask cause nobody knows

That you’re not in my life anymore
And no one can tell the salt water from my tears
No the pull of the tide or the crash of the waves
Ain’t gonna wash your memory away
But theres a beautiful view
Of the end of the world from the pier
If I’m gonna be down
I’m gonna be down way down here

Untied my lines and I
Slid through the sound and I
Mixed me a drink now I
Sit on the bow and I’m
Watchin’ the sun, just like you, disappear
If I’m gonna be down
I’m gonna be down way down here

Where no one will ask cause nobody knows

That you’re not in my life anymore
And no one can tell the salt water from my tears
No the pull of the tide or the crash of the waves
Ain’t gonna wash your memory away
But theres a beautiful view
Of the end of the world from the pier
If I’m gonna be down
I’m gonna be down way down here

No the pull of the tide or the crash of the waves
Ain’t gonna wash your memory away
But theres a beautiful view
Of the end of the world from the pier
And if I’m gonna be down, I’m gonna be down
If I’m gonna be down
I’d rather be down way down here
Way down here

If you want me back now
I can be found
Way down here
If I’m gonna be down
If I’m gonna be down
Way down here

Kenny’s Note

It was Christmas 2005, and I was back home on the couch. Knoxville for Christmas Eve with my family was nice but I was just mentally miserable from the year I had, personally and emotionally – and all I could think was I need to be somewhere else. As soon as I felt the warm air of the Caribbean, I just inhaled it and somehow felt better. I had a buddy pick me up to take me to the boat, and this was the first thing I said; “If I’m gonna be down, I’ll be down here…” The song pretty much describes my whole first day down there; leaving home, what I did when I got there, and my state of mind.