Luke Combs Gives Fans What They Want in ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’ [Listen]
Beer tributes have been packaged, repackaged, sliced up and served in so many different ways that it's baffling to learn "Beer Never Broke My Heart" didn't exist before Luke Combs and friends wrote it. He basically just reinvented the wheel.
Combs' pragmatic point of view drives this song about all the ways he's been done dirty. "It takes one hand to count the things I can count on," he sings to close the first verse and again at the bridge. That definitive lyric draws a thin line of skepticism beneath an uptempo, country-rock arrangement made for swilling cold brew. If you're looking for something that separates Combs from other popular hitmakers, it's this — his best stories come matter-of-factly with a flash of don't-give-a-damn.
Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton helped Combs write "Beer Never Broke My Heart," the first sample of what should be his second studio album on Sony Nashville. This was an easy choice for a single, as fans have been going wild for it during live shows for the last year. Even the most hardened cynic has to concede the song will likely be closing his shows within a year or two.
Did You Know?: Combs' Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour Runs Through 2019.
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Luke Combs' "Beer Never Broke My Heart" Lyrics:
I've had a largemouth bass bust my line / A couple of beautiful girls tell me goodbye / Trucks break down, dogs run off / Politicians lie, been fired by the boss / It takes one hand to count the things I can count on / No, there ain't much man that ain't ever let me down.
Longneck iced cold beer never broke my heart / Like diamond rings and football teams have torn this boy apart / Like a neon dream it just don't know me, the bars and this guitar / And longneck iced cold beer never broke my heart
She was a Carolina blue jean baby / Fire in her eyes that drove me crazy / It was red tail lights when she left town / If I didn't know then, I sure do now.
Now I got one hand to count the things I can count on / But I got one hand that's gripping down on a cold one.
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