This was one of seven songs that Willie Nelson wrote with his songwriter pal Hank Cochran one night in 1970. The pair penned the septet of tunes in the basement of Willie's home in Ridgetop, Tennessee. The title proved eerily prophetic as the next day, Willie's house burned down.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.