Sportsong of the Week #7


"The Boys of Fall"

Kenny Chesney

2010

Written by Casey Beathard & Dave Turnbull

Music video directed by Shaun Silva

Lucky #7 already! Times flies when you are having fun! This weeks Sportsong of the Week was written by Casey Beathard and Dave Turnbull, but sang and recorded in 2010 by country legend Kenny Chesney and reached no.1 in the US Hot Country Songs as a result! Let's go to the country side!

As a high school and college football player himself Kenny knew 'as maybe only someone who has felt that thrill of rushing out onto the field on a cold Friday night can - that was exactly how it is. It [the song] also gives you a sense of why playing football in high school is such a powerful thing for anyone who does it. It's life changing. for anyone who's never experienced that, this song helps them understand why.'

This song is obviously about high school football. The music video features many famous football players and coaches talking about their experiences playing high school football and advice they would give to kids, as well as clips of famous players and coaches from the college and professional ranks, past and present. The Boys of Fall was the lead single of Chesney's 12th studio album Hemingway's Whiskey. Chesney said of the song 'is a perfect description of how I grew up and where I grew up.'

The video is 8 minutes in total, so sit back, relax and think about yourself as a young athlete dreaming big and the strong comradery for life you built with your teammates.

As a bonus: Kenny subsequently produced and co-directed the documentary film The Boys of Fall for ESPN. See the full film below!

Full lyrics "The Boys of Fall" - Kenny Chesney

When I feel that chill, smell that fresh cut grass

I'm back in my helmet, cleats, and shoulder pads

Standin' in the huddle listenin' to the call

Fans goin' crazy for the boys of fall

They didn't let just anybody in that club

Took every ounce of heart and sweat and blood

To get to wear those game day jerseys down the hal

lThe kings of the school, man, we're the boys of fall

[Chorus:]

Well it's, turn and face the stars and stripes

It's fightin' back them butterflies

It's call it in the air alright yes sir we want the ball

And it's knockin' heads and talkin' trash

It's slingin' mud and dirt and grass

It's I got your number, I got your back

When your back's against the wall

You mess with one man, you got us all

The boys of fall

In little towns like mine that's all they got

Newspaper clippings fill the coffee shops

The old men will always think they know it all

Young girls will dream about the boys of fall

[Chorus:]

Well it's, turn and face the stars and stripes

It's fightin' back them butterflies

It's call it in the air alright yes sir we want the ball

And it's knockin' heads and talkin' trash

It's slingin' mud and dirt and grass

It's I got your number, got your back

When your back's against the wall

You mess with one man, you got us all

The boys of fall

[Chorus:]

Well it's, turn and face the stars and stripes

It's fightin' back them butterflies

It's call it in the air alright yes sir we want the ball

And it's knockin' heads and talkin' trash

It's slingin' mud and dirt and grass

It's I got your number, got your back

When you back's against the wall

You mess with one man, you got us all

The boys of fall

We're the boys of fall

We're the boys of fall


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