Good Times © (#1 Country- Bluegrass)

Story Behind The Song

This song was written in Detroit when I was doing some work there. The song's theme is about the cycles of good times to bad times and round and round it goes.

Song Description

Top Ten Country Top Ten Country-Bluegrass Top Ten Illinois Top Ten USA Top Ten North America Top Ten Production - Uptempo Top Ten Male Vocal #1 Illinois #1 Production - Uptempo #1 Country #1 Country - Bluegrass

Song Length 3:56 Genre Country - Americana, Country - Americana
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Joyful, Cheerful Subject Life, Happiness
Similar Artists Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek Language English
Era 2000 and later


"Good Times"
Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 2011 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) *

1. You may think there's a big black cloud
Whose only job is to follow you around
Makes it rain and makes it storm
Makes you shiver when you wanna be warm
You never know what's around the bend
'Cause good times start when the bad times end

Good times
Bad times
Dance around
Inside out
And upside down
Good times spin
The bad times 'around
So grab their hands
And dance around
Yeah, spin them around

2. When trouble knocks welcome it in
And know better days are waiting to begin
Don't get fooled into writing sad songs
Before you know it trouble's moving along
You'll hear a funny thumping on your door
It's good times knocking, coming back for more


3. Rainbows always follow the storms
And a little bit of love will always keep you warm
Make the choice to have a good day
And know that fun is always steaming your way
Wear a smile and you'll pass the test
Trouble always shows you at your very best


Copyright © 2011 ® ? by Chet Nichols ASCAP & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)

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Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065

Solid Country! Great balanced production of all the elements. Good Vocal and Instrumentation suits the song! Very good piece!

enjoyed this tune immensely .... good lyric...dug the bass line as well..a nice positive message that we need so much right now

This song has very strong lyrics. I like the word play and great rhyme and meter. The arrangement was totally unpredictable and kept me interested till the end of the song. I was impressed with the craftsmanship of the verses, pre-chorus and chorus...This is a crossover song...I can hear this being recorded by a country artist, an Americana artist or a bluegrass artist...good job

I liked the use of instruments and the melody. It had a fun beat to it. The hook was catchy and got your attention. I think the title should be Good times Bad times.

Song should be getting all kinds of air play. It has it all. Really good song.

Oh boy this is a fun song, love it. Great work.

Great instrumentation. love the layout and structure of the song. Really like the concept in the song of opposites in life, good times/bad times. It's always intrigued me as a songwriter. Cool hook and over all great lyrics.

Pretty original with a danceable feel and festive for live shows

PRETTY DARN GOOD!--great one to do LIVE!--i like it!--thanxs--joe

Lyrics Chet Nichols Music Chet Nichols
Producer Chet Nichols Publisher Chet Nichols/Magic Garage Music
Performance Chet Nichols & Band Label Magic Garage Music

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