Seven Days

Album: Hemingway's Whiskey (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Though penned by different writers (Lee Brice/Billy Montana/Jon Stone), Chesney sees this song as a sequel to his 2005 #1 country hit "Anything But Mine." He explained to Billboard magazine: "To me, when I heard that song it was like 'Anything But Mine,' chapter two. It was like the next phase of that guy's life. I know I have that person in my life, and I think everybody's got that person in their life, that they were with a short time and had no idea the impact that short time would have on them. No matter how you live, no matter where you go in your life, no matter who you're with later on, those seven days or that little time frame that you're with them made more of an impact than you even knew at the time. I think that's very powerful and that's what this song's about."
  • Chesney told NPR about this confessional track. "I think everybody in his life has that one person that they can't mentally get rid of," he said. "Maybe we're with someone romantically and emotionally even for a short time. The character of this song, it was seven days of his life, a week. I think we all have those people and the time that we're with them, we have no idea the impact that they're going to have on our lives later on. And I have that person. I think that a lot of people do."

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