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Layin' Down The Law
 
Lyrics
VERSE
I was gonna take her out to her favorite place on our anniversary
But I stayed too long at the waterin' hole; now she's fightin' mad at me
She took the kids to the babysitter; it was costin' ten dollars an hour
And she was more than just a little bit bitter that I didn't send her no flowers

CHORUS
Layin' down the law, she was, layin' down the law
In rare form, she was, comin' unglued, she was
Layin' down the law, layin' down the law

VERSE
She'd been all day at the beauty shop gettin' all done up for me
Now she was just about to blow her top
'Bout to turn me across her knee
I ain't never seen a woman so mad in all of my born days
She was talkin' so fast about bein' had
That I couldn't get a word in edgeways

Repeat CHORUS

VERSE
I guess diamonds are a woman's best friend from the look on her face
Yeah, she seems to love the one she got; I'm back in her good grace
Now I'll never go, not one more time, to a happy hour, good-time place
'Cause I'd rather commit a felonious crime than for her to jump my case

Repeat CHORUS

RIDE

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
In rare form, she was, comin' unglued, she was
Layin' down the law, layin' down the law...

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
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Description
Short Song Description:
He screwed up and got home late on a very important day. He's paying for it.
Long Song Description:
It's their anniversary. She spent all day getting primed to go out that night and have a big time. He stopped off at happy hour and got home too late to go out. As he says in the song, nest time, "[he'd] rather commit a felonious crime than for her to jump [his] case."
Story Behind the Song:
No back story. Just pure craft.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:03
Primary Genre: Country-Traditional
Secondary Genre: Country-General
Tempo: Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Failure
Subject Matter 2: Dysfunctional Relations
Mood 1: Troubled
Mood 2: Stressed
Similar Artist 2: Travis Tritt
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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