Thursday, November 30, 2006

Before He Cheats

I try and ensure that whenever I post some great lyrics here on Join The Road, that I at least have a vague link in mind with the mission statement. This time I guess I don't. I just love this song. I heard it on the radio a couple of weeks ago and was instantly enamoured with its directness. The chorus alone couldn't be any more to the point in its cathartic viciousness. I love it!
Singer, Carrie Underwood is clearly a star. However, the fact that this song comes from a winner of the American Idol TV show I find astounding. Why can't the contestants of our own UK X-Factor TV show sing songs with as much ballsy gusto as this?

Before He Cheats
(Chris Tompkins/Josh Kear)

Right now he’s probably slow dancing with that bleach blonde tramp and she’s probably getting frisky
Right now he’s probably buying her some fruity little drink ‘cause she can’t shoot whiskey
Right now he’s probably behind her with a pool stick showing her how to shoot a combo
And he don’t know...

i dug my key into the side
Of his pretty little suped up four wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
Took a Louisville slugger to both headlights
Slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats

Right now she’s probably up singing some white trash version of Shania karaoke
Right now she’s probably saying I ’m drunk and he’s thinking that he’s gonna get lucky
Right now he’s probably dabbing on three dollars worth of that bathroom polo
And he don’t know...

Repeat chorus:
I mighta saved a little trouble for the next girl
‘Cause the next time that he cheats
You know it won’t be on me

You can listen to the song here at Carrie's official site:


Anonymous said...

the lyrics seem quite cool, im about to listen to the song.

Ok, Im back, it sounds pretty cool. Not really something Im normally interested in though.

DidesCharlie said...

I know the feeling Peter. I DO like much americana (check out Be Good Tanyas, Lucinda WIlliams), but this is real mainstream country, which is something I'd usually avoid. That's what made it all the more surprising for me. And I got to use that great picture too!

Anonymous said...

yea the picture was awesome.

Ester said...

Excellent lyrics Charlie :) THanks for sharing that with us.

emmmmmmmrrrrr said...

hey Charlie! Doesn't have a thing do do with this but i was thinking, what'll come first...

Dido's third album


Your Manchester review?!?!?!


(Come see faithless!!!)

DidesCharlie said...

OMG Do you still think I should do that review Ems?

emma said...

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D x