Well me and my lady had our first big fight
So I drove around until I saw the neon lights
Of a corner bar.
It just seemed right, so I pulled up.
Not a soul around but the old barkeep
Down at the end lookin` half asleep.
And he walked up and said, "What`ll it be?"
I said, "The good stuff."
He didn`t reach around for the whiskey;
He didn`t pour me a beer.
His blue eyes kinda went misty,
He said, "You can`t find that here."
"`Cause it`s the first long kiss on a second date.
Your Momma`s all worried when you get home late
And droppin` the ring in the spaghetti plate,
`Cause your hands are shakin` so much.
And it`s the way she looks with the rice in her hair.
Eating burnt suppers the whole first year,
And askin` for seconds to keep her from tearin` up.
Yeah, man, that`s The Good Stuff."
He grabbed a carton of milk and poured a glass
And I smiled and said, "I`ll have some of that."
We sat there and talked as an hour passed, like old friends.
I saw a black and white picture and HE caught my stare.
It was a pretty girl with bouffant hair.
He said, "That`s my Bonnie,
Taken `bout a year after we were wed."
He said, "Spent five years in the bottle,
When the cancer took her from me.
But I`ve been sober three years now,
`Cause the one thing stronger than the whiskey..."
"Was the sight of her holdin my baby girl.
The way she adored that string of pearls,
I gave her the day that our youngest boy, Earl,
Married his high school love.
And it`s a new t-shirt saying, "I`m a Grandpa!"
Being right there as our time got small,
And holding her hand when the good Lord called her up.
Yeah, man, that`s the good stuff."
He said, "When you get home, she`ll start to cry.
When she says `I`m sorry` say `So am I`
And look into those eyes so deep in love,
And drink it up.
`Cause that`s the good stuff.
That`s the good stuff."
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