Song Lyric Sunday: Billy Currington, “People Are Crazy”

This week’s theme is country, and I’d like to share one of my more recent favorite songs. So it’s a little on the "pop with cowboy boots" side.

A while back, on Monday for Monday’s Music Moves Me, Stacy, one of the moderators, shared a song that really expressed not just the way I felt that day, but how I feel in general: God Is Great, Beer Is Good, And People Are Crazy.

"People Are Crazy" was written by Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones and recorded by Billy Currington on his second album, 2008’s Little Bit Of Everything. It was released as the second single from the album in March 2009, and was Billy’s third #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It reached #27 on the Hot 100, #2 on the Canadian Country Singles chart, and #48 on the Canadian Pop chart. The song was nominated for two Grammy awards, one for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and the other for Best Country Song, and was nominated for Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2010.

This old man and me, were at the bar and we
Were having us some beers and swaping ‘I don’t cares’
Talking politics, blond and red-head chicks
Old dogs and new tricks and habits we ain’t kicked

We talked about God’s grace and all the hell we raised
Then I heard the ol’ man say;
“God is great, beer is good and people are crazy”

He said “I fought two wars,
Been married and divorced”
What brings you to Ohio?
He said “Damned if I know”
We talked an hour or two about every girl we knew
What all we put ’em through
Like two old boys will do

We pondered life and death
He light a cigarette
He said “These damn things will kill me yet;
But God is great, beer is good and people are crazy”

Last call its two a.m., I said goodbye to him
I never talked to him again
Then one sunny day, I saw the old man’s face
Front page obituary, he was a millionaire
He left his fortune to some guy he barely knew,
His kids were mad as hell
But me, I’m doing well
And I drop by today, to just say thanks and pray,
And I left a six-pack right there on his grave and I said;
‘God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy”

God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

Source: Lyrics.com

The best songs in any genre tell a story. I think this qualifies.

That’s Song Lyric Sunday (and Song of the Day) for January 22, 2023.

26 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Billy Currington, “People Are Crazy”

      1. Everything is good with my family. We have 4 grandsons. Genevieve has 2 and Frank has 2.
        Think of you and Mary often. Hope you are doing well. Love you!❀️

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  1. I love a song that tells a great story and this one definitely qualifies. I read the song came out of Troy Jones trying to think of three things you cannot argue with.

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