Standing Room Only — This Friday’s Song

This Friday’s song is “Standing Room Only” by Tim McGraw. This is the title track and first single from his sixteenth solo studio album. The single was released last March and the album was released at the end of August. This song is a classic McGraw ballad that harkens back to “Live Like You Were Dying.”

I get so mad at things that don’t matter way too much
I let the way back when’s and my old friends scatter like they were dust
I get to chasin’ that rainbow pot of gold right into the pourin’ rain
With nothin’ to show for it, standin’ there soakin’ wet
Lookin’ up shakin’ my fist as the thunder rolls
Now and then on nights like this I catch a thunderbolt

I wanna live a life, live a life
Like a dollar and the clock on the wall don’t own me
Shine a light, shine a light
Like mama’s front porch when I’m lost and lonely
Start forgivin’ and start forgettin’
Be somebody that’s worth rememberin’
Live a life so when I die
There’s standing room only, standing room only
Standing room only, standing room only

Songwriters: Craig Wiseman / Patrick Murphy / Tommy Cecil
Standing Room Only lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

I picked three versions to share because each is so unique. The first one os the official music video. The second is an acoustic version I really enjoyed. The third is a live performance at CMAFest from earlier this year. Hope you enjoy “Standing Room Only” by Tim McGraw.

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