I’ve Got My Toes in the Water….

This is a fun, light-hearted song by country band sensation Zac Brown Band. Their hit from 2008, following up their quirky 2005 hit, Chicken Fried.

Even though Toes is considered one of the Top 100 Songs of Summer, the song was met with critical acclaim being compared to Jimmy Buffet’s song material. But if people like a song, they like a song. Was Garth Brooks criticized for Two Pina Coladas? I don’t think so!

The official video featured cameo appearances from such heavy-weights as Kid Rock:

TOES ~ Zac Brown Band, 2008

INTRO:  [C] [F] [C] [G] [C] [F] [C] [G] [C]

STRUM: Calypso; D Du uDu; or Island rhythm

Pre-Chorus:

I got my [C] toes in the water, [F] ass in the sand

Not a [C] worry in the world, a cold [G] beer in my hand

Life is [F] good today; [G] life is [C] good today [G]

Well the [C] plane touched town, just about [F] 3 o’clock

and the [C] city’s still on my [G] mind.

[C] Bikinis & palm trees [F] danced in my head

I was [C] still in the [G] baggage [C] line.

[C] Concrete and cars are their [F] own prison bars

[C] like this life I’m livin’ in. [G]

But the [C] plane brought me farther, I’m [F] surrounded by water

And I’m [C] not going [G] back a-[C]gain.

Pre-Chorus

I got my [C] toes in the water, [F] ass in the sand

Not a [C] worry in the world, a cold [G] beer in my hand

Life is [F] good today; [G] life is [C] good today –

Chorus:

[N.C.] Adios and vaya con [F] dios! Yeah, I’m leavin’ [C] GA

and if it [G] weren’t for tequila & pretty senoritas

I’d have no reason to [C] stay.

[N.C.] Adios and vaya con [F] dios! Yeah, I’m leavin’ [C] GA

Gonna [G] lay in the hot sun ‘n’ roll a big fat one,

and grab my guitar and [C] play.

The [C] 4 days flew by like a [F] drunk Friday night

as the [C] summer drew to an [G] end.

[C] They can’t believe that I [F] just couldn’t leave

and [C] I bid a-[G]deiu to my [C] friends.

Cause my bartender, [F] she’s from the islands,

her [C] body’s been kissed by the [G] sun.

And coconut replaces the [F] smell of the bar

and I don’t [C] know if it’s [G] her or the [C] rum!

Pre-Chorus

I got my [C] toes in the water, [F] ass in the sand

Not a [C] worry in the world, a cold [G] beer in my hand

Life is [F] good today; [G] life is [C] good today –

Chorus 2:

[N.C.] Adios and vaya con [F] dios! A long way from [C] GA

Hey, and [G] all the mu-chachas they call me big papa

when I throw pesos their [C] way.

[N.C.] Adios and vaya con [F] dios! A long way from [C] GA

Hey boss, [G] do me a favor & pass me the Jaeger

& I’ll grab my guitar & [C] play.

INSTRU:  [C] [F] [C] [G] [C] [F] [C] [G] [C]

CHORUS 3:                                                     

[N.C.] Adios and vaya con [F] dios! Goin’ home now to [C] stay

Cause Senior-[G]itas don’t care-oh.  When there’s no deneiro,

you got no money to [C] stay.

[C] Adios and vaya con [F] dios! Goin’ home now to [C] stay

. . . I’m just gonna kick it on the lake

With my [C] ass in the lawn chair, [F] toes in the clay

Not a [C] worry in the world,  a P-B-[G] R on the way

Life is [F] good today, [G] life is [C] good today….

OUTRO:  [F]  [G]  [C]

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