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Music Challenge #26: “Limes” Brad Paisley #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMM

Today’s Music Challenge song is “Limes”by Brad Paisley. He’s a country music star. But, his songs can be equally as kooky and inspiring as they can be meaningful ballads and love songs. This song is one of the former type. I was super lucky to see him two-rows from the front stage, some years back. Yes, he sounds this good (and looks this good) up close.


Credit: Brad Paisley Limes – Google Genius


“Limes” by Brad Paisley


Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released ten studio albums. He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.

Paisley has sold over 11 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music’s crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. On February 17, 2001, Paisley was inducted into the Opry. He was 28 when he accepted the invitation, and was the youngest member to join.

In April 2014, Paisley released “River Bank,” leading to his tenth studio album, Moonshine in the Trunk. The album’s second single, “Perfect Storm,” was released and rached number one on the Country Airplay chart in January 2015. The album’s third single, “Crushin’ It,” was released, and the album’s fourth single, “Country Nation.” was also released.

Oddly, one of my favorite songs from that album, “Limes,” was not a major single released. However, I do know a lot of Paisley fans who love it! In April 2017, he released his eleventh album, Love and War.


Use “Limes” by Brad Paisley as a source of inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, (etc.).

Alternatively, if you are a musician, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.


What do you do to let off steam and relax? Do you use a few limes in your weekend drinks or do you prefer alcohol of a different kind than margaritas slushy or not? How about a ‘Bull Dog,’ a drink with slush, about four-shots of tequila and a corona tipped upside down inside?

Being serious, what ways do you relax or forget about the tough times in life? As per usual, you can always choose parts of the lyrics or music that inspire you in any way. Life isn’t perfect and we don’t have to be either.


“Limes” by Brad Paisley

Ain’t gotta have everything in your life

Going exactly right to party

Maybe the opposite, things are a mess

And that’s the best time to burn it down

You look around here and you see all these people

You think their lives are perfect, huh, hardly

Now I don’t have all the answers but I’ll tell you

The one thing I’ve found

*****

[Chorus:]

You take it all with a grain of salt

And realize sometimes it ain’t your fault

You got something you don’t want to remember

That’s when you need to just throw it in a blender

And have a good time

Now add tequila

When life gives you limes

You make margaritas

*****

Now I don’t know if you’re the type

That sees the glass that’s half full or half empty

But I’ve got an idea how ’bout I never let you get that low

Whatever is done is done, the night is young

Let’s have some fun, are you with me

And try to forget the sh*t that hit the fan

The only way that I know

*****

You take it all with a grain of salt

And realize sometimes it ain’t your fault

You got something you don’t want to remember

That’s when you need to just throw it in a blender

And have a good time

Now add tequila

When life gives you limes

You make margaritas

*****

Have a good time

Now add tequila

You’re gonna be

You’re gonna be just fine

When life gives you limes

You make margaritas

*****


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8 comments on “Music Challenge #26: “Limes” Brad Paisley #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMM

  1. calmkate
    April 22, 2018

    What a hunk! Love the twist on lemons …

    • mandibelle16
      April 22, 2018

      Hehe yep he’s gorgeous. Yes, He’s excellent at writing lyrics like that are plays on old sayings or that are just down right catchy or funny. Satire I guess. He was a song writer first so that always helps 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      • calmkate
        April 22, 2018

        thanks for brightening my day 🙂

      • mandibelle16
        April 22, 2018

        You’re welcome.

  2. Pingback: Music Challenge #26: “Limes” Brad Paisley #musicchallenge #amwriting #MLMM – Ladyleemanila

    • mandibelle16
      April 22, 2018

      Thank you Lady Lee. Happy Sunday to you too. I will read it shortly 🙂

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