About the song

Let’s journey into the world of country music with Toby Keith’s soul-stirring ballad, “Tired.” This heartfelt song, written by Toby Keith himself along with Chuck Cannon, captures the essence of weariness and longing with its emotive lyrics and melodic composition.

Originally released as part of Keith’s album “Pull My Chain” in 2001, “Tired” resonated deeply with audiences, earning praise for its raw honesty and heartfelt delivery. The song paints a vivid picture of exhaustion and yearning, as Keith’s velvety vocals convey the emotional weight of the lyrics.

As the melody unfolds, listeners are drawn into the narrator’s world, where fatigue and longing intertwine in a bittersweet symphony. “Tired” quickly climbed the country music charts, solidifying Keith’s status as one of the genre’s most captivating storytellers.

With its haunting melody and poignant lyrics, “Tired” struck a chord with audiences, earning Keith widespread acclaim and recognition. The song’s introspective theme resonated with listeners of all ages, showcasing Keith’s ability to connect with the universal experiences of fatigue and longing.

As we listen to “Tired,” let’s allow ourselves to be enveloped by the raw emotion and soul-stirring melodies that Toby Keith so masterfully delivers. Through his music, Keith invites us to explore the depths of human emotion and find solace in the shared experiences of weariness and longing.




My name is Jackson, I was named after my father
Followed in his footsteps, down here to this factory
I ain’t complainin’, wouldn’t waste my breath to bother
This work ain’t hard, it’s only borin’ as can be
Married Rebecca back in seventy-seven
I still love her and I guess she loves me too
We go to church on Sundays ’cause we want to go to heaven
Me and my family, ain’t that how you’re supposed to do
But I’m tired, Lord I’m tired
Life is wearin’ me smooth down to the bone
No rest for the weary, ya just move on
Tired, Lord I’m tired
I’ve only missed six days in nigh on twenty years o’ work
The money went to taxes and these bills I’ve paid on time
The raise I got two months ago don’t meet the cost o’ living
Selling my body for these nickels and these dimes
The smell of Becky’s coffee rolled me out of bed this morning
I showered and shaved and dressed and pulled my work boots on
Walked in the kitchen, she was starin’ out the window
The way she said good morning made me ask is something wrong
She said I’m tired, woke up tired
Life is wearin’ me smooth down to the bone
No rest for the weary, ya just move on
I guess you just keep goin’ till your gone
Tired, Lord I’m tired
Tired, Lord I’m tired