"Before He Cheats" as written by and Tompkins/kear....
Right now, he's probably slow dancing
With a bleached-blond 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 up behind her
With a pool-stick
Showing her how to shoot a combo
And he don't know

[Chorus]
I dug my key into the side
Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights
I 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 a-thinking that he's gonna get lucky

Right now, he's probably
Dabbing on three dollars
Worth of that bathroom Polo
Oh, and he don't know

That I dug my key into the side
Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights
I slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats

I might have saved a little trouble for the next girl
'Cause the next time that he cheats
Oh, you know it won't be on me!
No, not on me

'Cause I dug my key into the side
Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights
I slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats

Oh, maybe next time he'll think before he cheats
Oh, before he cheats
Oh


Lyrics submitted by wicked_angel

"Before He Cheats" as written by Tompkins/kear

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  • +2
    General CommentI was laughing at some of the comments people made.

    People are taking this song too seriously. Basically, it's just saying that when a guy cheats on you, you want to hurt him as much as her hurt you, and he deserves to have his car smashed up.

    I like her other songs much more, but this is a good one to sing along to when you're mad at your ex.

    It might not have the greatest message, but who cares?

    Just enjoy the music and stop overanalyzing it.
    angill973on January 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentright... because guys are the only ones that cheat.....
    aviethon September 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo the only reason your man isn't cheating on you is because he knows you'll rip his car to shreds? Wow, talk about a great relationship. GIrL POwR!
    Bjorkon October 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOmgwow, literally yes, if a girl did this it would be pretty stupid because she would get a lawsuit slapped on them and would do time for an unnecessary reason...but thats why this song is so awesome :) instead of really doing it, singing about it definitely makes you feel better
    frescacitaon April 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm laughing at the last person to comment.

    you need a mental health exam. it's a SONG.
    numbthemadnesson May 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song rules i love carries shes so fuckin sexy and you know what before he cheats let me just say this who the fuck would cheat on carie underwood and ya the song does explain itself plain and simple maybe next time heel think before he cheats
    joe walsh ruleson December 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthink every girl should play this to her potential boyfriend...let him know what u will do if he ever cheats!!!
    OTHfanon January 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti so did this to a guy who cheated on me :D when i was carrying his child little paint stripper over his car little bleach bath for his clothes :P maybe next time he will think before he cheats it deffo wont be on me :D
    lala910on June 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is such a revengy bitchy make your self feel better song.
    im in a completley happy relationship hence my screen name but my boyfriend always gets this horrid look on his face when i sing this song outload lol.
    it dosnt have to be about a boyfriend just about anyone who stabs you in the back
    happyloveon January 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI so love this freaking song it so reminds me of me. I ould so do this to someone that cheated on me ! go carrie i love you so much girl i love all ur songs and u have the best best voice ever.this is my #1 fav. song i love sweet revenge and this song has got it goin on. everytime i feel like screwin someone’s car up i just listin to this as loud as it gets and it gets and i feel so much better!
    wicked_angelon March 20, 2006   Link

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