The Great American Bar Scene Lyrics – Zach Bryan

English 287 July 4, 2024
The lyrics of "The Great American Bar Scene" by Zach Bryan paints a vivid picture of the chaotic, raw, and often harsh realities of life experienced within the confines of a bar. The song highlights the struggles and misadventures of the narrator and his acquaintances, touching upon themes of loss, loyalty, lawlessness, and love. Bryan uses the bar scene as a microcosm to explore broader aspects of the human condition, reflecting on personal failures, the camaraderie found in shared hardships, and the transient nature of relationships formed in such settings. Through a series of anecdotes and vivid imagery, the song captures the essence of the American bar as a place where life’s highs and lows are played out in real-time, often in the most unfiltered and unapologetic manner. ...Read More

The Great American Bar Scene Song Lyrics

[Verse 1: Zach Bryan]
I lost my money to some dirty old bookie
Way up in Philly, he was a bad man
But you can't bet your life on the table
When you've got yourself a bad hand
So I went and got my good friend Mickey
And we made ourselves a bold stand
Wound up bleeding on the bar floor
And we don't bet on ball no more

[Chorus: Zach Bryan]
Where the bets are tough and bartenders mean
The great American bar scene

[Verse 2: Zach Bryan]
My brother from Tulsa has got himself a warrant
But he's on the run up in Cheyenne
They hemmed me up and asked me some questions
But I ain't no damn rat, man

[Chorus: Zach Bryan]
Put cuffs on so tight he started bleeding
From his wrist down through to his right hand
Put "State Trooper" on the record machine
The great American bar scene

[Verse 3: Zach Bryan]
Neon lighting, wooden floors lightly
As her feet quietly slide across
Tough boys have all came and went
She's a Heaven-sent and I'm at a loss

[Chorus: Zach Bryan]
So if you've got the time, I've got the quarter
And a two-stepping song called "Hey Porter"
Why's love always feel like a fever dream
In the great American bar scene?

[Verse 4: Zach Bryan]
My heart stays hurting and hands stay working
And I'm still just a sinning man
I've tried like hell to keep my health
Treat others well and understand

[Chorus: Zach Bryan]
Why life's so unfair, uncertain and mean
In the great American bar scene

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Last Update: July 4, 2024

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Who is the singer of "The Great American Bar Scene" song?

"The Great American Bar Scene" song is sung by Zach Bryan.

Who is the lyrics writer of "The Great American Bar Scene" song?

"The Great American Bar Scene" song lyrics written by Zach Bryan.

Who is the music producer of "The Great American Bar Scene" song?

"The Great American Bar Scene" song music composed & produced by Zach Bryan & DEYO.

When was "The Great American Bar Scene" song released?

"The Great American Bar Scene" song was released on July 4, 2024.