Two Weeks Late

Album: Like a Rose (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Ashley Monroe co-wrote this thumping Honky Tonk song with Shane McAnally. The blackly comic tale of woe finds the unwed narrator both pregnant and late on the rent. The song's hook of, "a dollar short and two weeks late," came to McAnally while standing in line at an ATM.
  • Both this song and The Pistol Annies track "Beige" touch on the subject of unplanned pregnancies. "I drew that from girls I went to high school with," Monroe told Spin. "Your mom comes in and says, 'Okay, you're getting married.' In a small town, that's [seen as] the right thing to do, even if you can't stand who the father is. I always looked at that like, I don't think that's right. How many people have gotten knocked up with no money? That happens all the time."

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