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Garth Brooks Beer Run Lyrics

Last updated: 08/12/2012 07:37:28 AM

Twenty-five minutes past quitting time
Seven of us crammed into that truck of mine
Paying no attention to them highway signs
Doing ninety miles an hour toward the county line
Quick sack, twelve pack, back again
It's a B Double E Double R-U-N.

My buddies and their babies letting down their hair
As long as we're together it don't matter where
Ain't got a lot of money but we just don't care
Knowing half the fun is in the getting there
Aztec, long necks, paychecks spent
Oh, it's a B Double E Double R-U-N.
I can't stop thinking
What the hell they were drinking
When they made this county dry
I got a week-long thirst
And to make it worse
Lord, it's my turn to drive

Laughing and bragging and a' carrying on
We loaded up the wagons and we headed home
I guess half a dozen cases doesn't last that long
Come tomorrow morning it'll be all gone
Then, it's turn around, leave town, sounds again
Like a B Double E Double R-U-N.

Thanks to mark egan for submitting Beer Run Lyrics.

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Garth Brooks is the Anti-Hank | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/10/12

Todd is too cool to sue. Garth is a tool. He and Ken Blazy took a funny song and turned into Nashville crap. That's legal, but typical mainstream Nashville monsense. That's why Steve Earle called Garth the Anti-Hank. Yeah, you deserve it, Garth

welcome to the sandbox... | Reviewer: Sean | 8/12/11

RE: MuddyG's "Crystal, you're a douche" comment

My, that was a well thought out and intelligent rebuttal. I'm sure the three year old you got it from is just giddy with excitement that you sed it online. You made yourself look very intellectually superior. Kudos.

Fact is, hundreds of songs are covered by other artists every year, and some ae not obtained in the most legitimate ways. If Todd sued and lost, sucks to be him, but legally speaking, it means Brooks did not steal his song.

Todd's was first | Reviewer: Matt | 10/16/10

I'm also a big Todd Snider fan, and I've heard him tell the story as well. After actually reading the lyrics and listening to this song, I don't think I would say that the song as a whole is plagiarized - pretty much the only thing they have in common is the title and the "B-double-E-double-R-U-N" part. However, it seems pretty unlikely that two people wold have independently come up with that same line, so it would be appropriate for Garth/Keith/whoever to give Todd credit for that. Of course, anything's possible.

To Lora, the Keith Anderson song came out in 2001. Todd was definitely performing his long before that.

Anyway, there's really no comparison between these two songs. Todd's is a classic - a hilarious story about some underage frat boys going to a Robert Earl Keen show. Garth's is just a bunch of banal crap. Todd Snider is a brilliant songwriter with intelligence, a great sense of humor, and a great stage presence. Garth Brooks is basically just a hack who never really does anything original, but just pumps out whatever garbage is commercially popular at the moment.

definitely stolen | Reviewer: jay jay | 8/24/10

I'm a huge Todd Snider fan and I've heard him tell this story plenty of times (he's a hilarious storyteller)... he played the song at a concert, then got a call from his manager saying "beer run"'s being played on the radio but it's another version. Todd says he doesn't really care.

Then he meets the guy that wrote "if tomorrow never comes" later and the guy says "hey you caused me a lot of trouble over my song beer run" and Todd's like "Your song?? You stole it from me!" and the guy's all like "not technically, because legally you can borrow so many words and tunes and blah blah..." and so Todd went off and wrote a song titled "If tomorrow never comes" which really doesn't have anything to do with the garth song or the whole affair except one line that says "if you can steal from me, I can steal from you..."

And yeah, later, garth called todd and offered to pay him for the song "alright guy", which todd was ecstatic about, and it got all the way to the recording studio before garth's label nixed it because of a risque line in it...

Proof of Hook | Reviewer: jMac | 9/19/09

The hook - B double E double R U N - Mid 90s I was Todd's drummer. Tood had the hook in Truckee around 95 when we were touring. So, after all the dust has settled, now everybody associates the song Beer Run with Todd anyway. He had the better version.

beer run was written by Keith Anderson and company | Reviewer: lora | 8/14/09

To the lady that stated that Garth stole beer run from a Todd Snider sorry if he is saying he wrote this song he is lying. This was Keith's first song to be recorded. If you check out Garth's album and see the names that are under that song you will see. Or look for Keith Anderson's C'Mon cd with the extra tracks you will see and he even tells you the story about the song.

haha | Reviewer: nick | 1/10/09

you know the funny thing i have never heard of the D-BAG but is all over the place !!!!get over it even if he did BUY the lyrics or even took them with out permission garth is still makin money so shut up and mind your business!

Clearly stolen | Reviewer: cathy | 9/6/08

I have been a Todd Snider fan since 1995. He is an AWESOME song writer. Many country artists have recorded his songs. He's such a nice guy, that I'm sure he didn't care the Garth STOLE the song. He's very humble. When he signed with a big record label and they wanted him to change to conform to their way of making music and record more marketable songs, he said, forget it. Walked away from it all for a few years, battled depression. Now he's back doing it his way again. I admire him for that. If you don't know his songs, I suggest you listen to him -- all of his stuff. Songs from the Daily Planet is my favorite CD.

Stolen? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/26/08

How did the story go...Garth Brooks plagiarised the song with his version. His lawyers got worried and tried to work it out with Snider. Snider basically said I dont care I know I wrote the song that's all that matters. So all was fine then a year later Brook's lawyers tried to sue Snider for copyright infringment. Brooks version sucks anyway.

Crystal, you're a douche | Reviewer: MuddyG | 4/16/08

...and so is Garth Brooks. He didn't write the Brooks/Jones version, but Brooks is very familiar with Todd's work, as he was going to cover another of Todd's songs, "Alright Guy," until his label disagreed with some of the lyrics. While the whole song isn't stolen, very clearly the famous chorus part is.

stolen though? | Reviewer: Crystal | 10/19/07

You can't steal a song. He bought the copyrights to the song and redid it. I've heard the original and if you ask me this is wayyyy better.
But again... you can not steal a song.

song stolen from Todd Snider | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/14/07

I always liked Garth,
but he stole this song from a little known but great singer songer writer named Todd Snider. Check it out. Todd's verson is much better!