I Ain't Ready to Quit
Jason Aldean Lyrics


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There's something about lighting up a Marlboro Red
That nicotine rush into my head
And a taste of Southern Comfort on my lips
Tells me I ain't ready to quit

Something about driving way to fast
Switching gears and hammering on the gas
And the fact that they ain't caught me yet
Tells me I ain't ready to quit

Don't start thinking I'm gonna stop
Giving it all I got
If you think you've seen love you ain't seen nothing yet
How could I ever get tired
Of waking up by your side
And the taste of your sweet kiss
Tells me I ain't ready to quit

There's something about the way you say my name
That drives this old country boy insane
So baby don't don't stop loving me like this
'Cause I ain't ready to quit

Don't start thinking I'm gonna stop
Giving it all I got
If you think you've seen love you ain't seen nothing yet
How could I ever get tired
Of waking up by your side
And the taste of your sweet kiss
Tells me I ain't ready to quit

Don't start thinking I'm gonna stop
Girl I'm giving it all I got
If you think you've seen love you ain't seen nothing yet
How could I ever get tired
Of waking up by your side
And the taste of your sweet kiss




Yeah the taste of your sweet kiss
Tells me I ain't ready to quit

Overall Meaning

In Jason Aldean's song "I Ain't Ready to Quit," the lyrics describe the singer's love for things that bring "something" to his life. He sings about the rush of a nicotine high from smoking a Marlboro Red and the sweet taste of Southern Comfort on his lips. This combination tells him that he isn't ready to quit indulging in these vices just yet. Aldean admits that he likes driving too fast and switching gears while hammering on the gas, and the fact that he hasn't been caught (yet) makes him feel like he isn't ready to give that up either.


However, in the later part of the song, Aldean pivots and expresses his feelings for his lover. He describes the way she says his name as something that drives him "insane" and loves waking up next to her, saying that the sweet taste of her kiss tells him he isn't ready to quit her. The final lines of the song emphasize that he isn't ready to quit anything and will continue giving it all he's got.


Overall, the song seems to be about indulging in things that bring a rush but also wanting to hold onto the things that bring comfort and love. Aldean is saying that he's not ready to give up these things yet, but it's not clear if he ever plans to.


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Line by Line Meaning

There's something about lighting up a Marlboro Red
Smoking a Marlboro gives me a nicotine rush that I enjoy


That nicotine rush into my head
The rush I get from smoking a cigarette hits my brain and gives me a pleasurable feeling


And a taste of Southern Comfort on my lips
The taste of Southern Comfort adds to my enjoyment of smoking and drinking


Tells me I ain't ready to quit
The experience of smoking and drinking is so pleasurable that I'm not ready to give it up


Something about driving way to fast
Speeding in my car gives me a thrill


Switching gears and hammering on the gas
Accelerating quickly by shifting gears gives me an adrenaline rush


And the fact that they ain't caught me yet
The danger of getting caught by the police adds to the excitement of the experience


Tells me I ain't ready to quit
The rush I get from driving fast is so intense that I'm not ready to give it up


Don't start thinking I'm gonna stop
Don't assume that I will stop doing things that give me pleasure


Giving it all I got
I am going to continue pursuing my pleasures with all my effort and energy


If you think you've seen love you ain't seen nothing yet
The love I have for my partner is even greater than the pleasure I get from smoking, drinking, and speeding


How could I ever get tired
I will never grow tired of being with my partner and enjoying the pleasures of life


Of waking up by your side
Waking up next to my partner each day fills me with joy


And the taste of your sweet kiss
Kissing my partner is just as pleasurable as smoking and drinking


Tells me I ain't ready to quit
The love and pleasure I find in my partner is so strong that I don't want to give it up


There's something about the way you say my name
Hearing my partner say my name in a certain way is incredibly arousing


That drives this old country boy insane
My partner's touch and voice are so powerful that they can drive me wild


So baby don't don't stop loving me like this
I never want my partner to stop giving me the kind of love and affection that I need


'Cause I ain't ready to quit
I never want to give up the incredible joy and pleasure that I find in my partner and the other things that I enjoy




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Ben Stennis, Jaron Boyer, Thomas Rhett

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