Song of the Day #5,309: ”Til You Can’t’ – Cody Johnson

Drake shows up in the 33rd spot on the year-end Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Jimmy Cooks,’ a collaboration with 21 Savage.

At #34 is another country bro, Cody Johnson, and his ode to making the most of your time with loved ones. ”Til You Can’t’ is earnest and corny in the most stereotypically country way but you have to give it some credit for its message.

Sure enough, the YouTube page is filled with comments from people who love this song because it hits home following a loss. That’s worth something, I suppose, even if the music and melody don’t do much for me and I’m sure I could find much better songs with a similar sentiment.

[Verse 1]
You can tell your old man you’ll do some large-mouth fishin’ another time
You just got too much on your plate to bait and cast a line
You can always put a rain check in his hand
‘Til you can’t

[Verse 2]
You can keep puttin’ off forever with that girl who’s heart you hold
Swearin’ that you’ll ask someday further down the road
You can always put a diamond on her hand
‘Til you can’t

[Chorus]
If you got a chance take it
Take it while you got a chance
If you got a dream chase it
‘Cause a dream won’t chase you back
If you’re gonna love somebody
Hold ’em as long and as strong and as close as you can
‘Til you can’t

[Verse 3]
There’s a box of greasy parts sittin’ in the trunk of that sixty-five
Still waitin’ on you and your grandad to bring it back to life
You can always get around to fixin’ up that Pontiac
‘Til you can’t

[Chorus]
If you got a chance take it
Take it while you got a chancе
If you got a dream chase it
‘Cause a drеam won’t chase you back
If you’re gonna love somebody
Hold ’em as long and as strong and as close as you can
‘Til you can’t

[Bridge]
So take that phone call from your mama
Just talk away
‘Cause you’ll never know how bad you wanna
‘Til you can’t some day
Don’t wait on tomorrow ’cause tomorrow may not show
Say your sorry’s, I love you’s
‘Cause, man, you never know

[Chorus]
If you got a chance take it
Take it while you got a chance
If you got a dream chase it
‘Cause a dream won’t chase you back
If you’re gonna love somebody
Hold ’em as long and as strong and as close as you can
‘Til you can’t
Yeah, if you got a chance take it (Take it)
Take it while you got a chance
If you got a dream chase it
‘Cause a dream won’t chase you back
If you’re gonna love somebody
Hold ’em as long and as strong and as close as you can
‘Til you can’t
‘Til you can’t

One thought on “Song of the Day #5,309: ”Til You Can’t’ – Cody Johnson

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    A touching song with good advice.

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