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Album: Ride Through the CountryReleased: 2008
A track from Colt Ford's first album, this song is based on a story a friend told the county rapper. The song is about a guy who is distraught because he thinks his woman is cheating on him. He finds himself at a Waffle House, staring at a plate of grits and asking for his gun.
Less a murder ballad than a comic patter, it's safe to assume that the guy in the Waffle House comes to his senses and abandons his homicidal thoughts once he sobers up.
Folks growing up in Waffle House heavy communities are more likely to see the humor in this song, as the quirky eateries tend to attract such drama, which is often diffused over a good meal.
In our interview with Colt Ford, he said he was surprised how many people had a connection with this song. "It's amazing how many people come up and go, ''Waffle House,' man, I live that dang thing!,' he told us. "You're like, Wow, that's sad, but it's cool."
Sunny Ledfurd is the guest vocalist on this track. Ford wrote the song with Scott Weatherwax and Dugi Bakalli.