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Hear Kenny Chesney's Ed Sheeran Co-Write, 'Tip of My Tongue'

Kenny Chesney's sensual new single "Tip of My Tongue" arrived today (Fri., July 12), kicking off the promotional cycle for the singer's 18th album--his first with Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville.

Pop star Ed Sheeran co-wrote the song with its singer and regular Chesney collaborator Ross Copperman.

"The way creativity works in creative people is so different, but it's always exciting," Chesney says in a press release. "As a co-write with a new writer, it's one of the most fun sessions I've done in a long time. I get why people love working with him. With all the great songs that have been written in this town, I think you always want to do something a little different."

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Chesney's willingness to work with an unlikely collaborator may partly explain how the 51-year-old maintains his clout in a business notorious for shunning older artists.

As for Sheeran, it's not his first rodeo in country music. He first made a name for himself as a Taylor Swift collaborator. Since then, he's written songs recorded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Kelsea BalleriniKeith Urban and others.

"Tip of My Tongue" Lyrics

I love the dimples in the small of your back
The way they're speaking to me just like that
Red wine made my imagination run
Oh I can taste it on the tip of my tongue

Let it run, let it roll
Baby I am under your control
Love me fast, kiss me slow
Hang onto anything you can hold

It's a long way down
To where I wanna go
It's a long way down
To the center of your soul
It's a long way down
And I'm a loaded gun
But I love your salt and sugar
On the tip of my tongue

Girl, believe me when I say it's true
Nobody makes me feel the way you do
Well I love you from the morning till the setting sun, yeah
I can taste the ocean on the tip of my tongue

Let it run, let it roll
Baby I am under your control
Love me fast, kiss me slow
Hang onto anything you can hold

It's a long way down
To where I wanna go
It's a long way down
To the center of your soul
It's a long way down
And I'm a loaded gun
But I love your salt and sugar
On the tip of my tongue
Yeah I love your salt and sugar
On the tip of my tongue

It's a long way down
It's a long way down

It's a long way down
And I'm a loaded gun
But I love your salt and sugar
On the tip of my tongue
Yeah I love your salt and sugar
On the tip of my tongue

I wanna love you till my days are done
I wanna tell you that I think that you're the one
Oh, girl, you know when it's all said and done
Everything about you's on the tip of my tongue

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Hear Kenny Chesney's Ed Sheeran Co-Write, 'Tip of My Tongue'