Before He Cheats

Album: Some Hearts (2005)
Charted: 8
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  • 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

    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 Writer/s: Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 36

  • Aria from ParisBut who else is here from TikTok- But seriously, this song slaps.
  • Jules from ScotlandIt reminds me so much of Aerosmith's Dream On, and not in a plagiarizing way at all, more as an hommage (Dream On was Glee'd, although not mashed-up) or a sequel (similar to Metallica's Unforgiven triptych). I cannot believe that Underwood performed this song live with Steven Tyler but that they did not come up with a their own mash-up, let alone that nobody posted a fan-made one on Youtube (as of AUG2020). I bought my last CD in 2008, but I'd pay £25 for an symphonic rendering of that on vinyl.
  • Karen from Myown, WorldClick on lyrics and the words say bathroom polo.

    Anyway, I absolutely love this song. Yes, I agree that the double standard applies her in the female's favor, however, I'd like to see a guy do this to his cheating girlfriend. I would applaud him and laugh my little ass off. She'd deserve every bit of it. But now for the fact... guys won't do this. Guys would beat the crap out of the other guy not her car. Girls would destroy his truck because a man loves his truck.
  • Hayley from Not Tellin, HiThis just happened to me so I came hope turned on this song and said screw him!!!
  • Hayley from Not Tellin, HiOkay 1) it's polo meaning crappy cologne 2) who cares and 3) if you don't like the song and what it stands for then what the hell are you doing listening to it, just go and listen to different song! Because no one wants to read your dumbass comments!!!!!
  • Sarah from Surrey, BcIts bathroom polo.
    places have it in men washrooms to despence small samples of mens cologne. ralf laurns men cologne is called polo. thus the bathroom polo.
    the cheep sample of cologne from the small machine in the mens bathroom at the club.
  • Don from Anaheim,This song has always bugged me. I think the singer is a psycho b**** because it is never established in the song whow the guy is or what their relationship is. Have they been married for 20 years or did he buy her a drink once? Besides, what she is talking about doing should get her arrested and thrown into jail for a long time. Horrible, horrible song and story. Sam from Joliet said it best, if a guy did this, he's a criminal because it's a girl, she's some kind of hero. Be careful girls, don't listen to Carrie.
  • Lisa from Milwaukee, Wi, WiKaren from Manchester is right on the money. She puts no feeling into her singing, and loud is NOT necessarily better! Her looks must go a long way
  • Karen from Manchester, NhAm I the only person who sees that the Emperor isn't wearing any clothes? WHAT is the big deal about this bombastic blonde? Yes, technically she's a good singer - she hits the right notes - but she has only 2 volumes: loud and BELLOW! She has no dynamics...no soul to her singing. She is hurting herself, trying to hit those low notes...it even sounds painful. It's like the falsetto she hits in "Jesus Take the Wheel": you can actually hear her change from proper "belly" singing to "throat" singing. Someone teach this girl dynamics, and to not attempt to hit notes she simply can't.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI love this song,If Don could drive and if he wasn't legally blind,I'd do the same thing to him if he cheated on me.
  • Courtney from Salt Lake City, UtCologne or polo?! Hmmm...Who gives a f*** this song is absolutely amazing! This is exactly what I would like to do to my ex-boyfriend, but I won't because I couldn't do that to a 69 Chevelle. :)
  • John from Newton Aycliffe, United KingdomRight now, he's probably dabbing on three dollars worth of that bathroom cologne
    are the correct words and this is the chorus

    'That I dug my key into the side of his Pretty little souped up four wheel drive
    Carved my name into his leather seat
    I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights
    Slashed a hole in all four tires
    Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats'
  • Ken from Cambridge, MnYou can do the Double Two or Texas Two step to "Before he Cheats." I did it in Bartlet Illinois at the Cadillac Ranch, and in Waukegan Illinois at Sundance Saloon.
  • Sam from Joliet, IlImagine if this song was a guy singing about trashing his ex-girlfriends car - then he's a stalker! But if it's a girl she's a she-ro!
  • Krisanne from Lexington, MiI love this song. I agree, its not country music, but thats okay. And by the way, Is it "Idug my key into his leather seats" or "Idug my key into his legices"
  • Andrew from Atlanta, GaWhy did the main character of the song fall for the obnoxious and promiscuous redneck with a flashy 4x4 (and a predisposition to use too much cologne) anyway? Terrible song. That's not country music. It's canned pop junk-food-music for the masses.
  • Tim from Hell, Mithis song is about demons fighting over mashed potatoes
  • Kennedy from Redding, CaOMG!!! i love this song.It makes me think about all the other boyfriends i had that cheated on me and it also makes me laugh and i get this image in my mind of me destroing my ex's car...LOL!!! well anyway love this song...keep it up!! love you carrie!!
  • Bev from Sydney Mines, CanadaThis song is totally all about revenge ! ,
    He boyfriend is cheating on her with another girl , you can tell because he's holding the other girl very closely & when carrie walks by he just looks at her & doesn't say a thing !
  • Rachel from Cleveland, AlYou Rock, Carrie!!! I love everything about you and this song has such a strong meaning. Don't EVER change. Besides, you won't have to! Keep rocking my world!!
  • Bob from Alameda, CaDID CARRIE UNDERWOOD WRITE THE WORDS & MUSIC TO "BEFORE HE CHEATS" ??? IF NOT, WHO DID ? :]
  • Tukina from Pocatello, IdI've listened to this god awful song about 30000000 times on the radio and I'm pretty sure it's not about revenge. Everything he's doing is PROBABLY. She's doesn't know anything. He's probably in the bar watching the game telling everyone how great his girlfriend is. She doesn't know, she's too busy f*cking up his hick ride. Insecure, psycho women. Also, am I the only one who doesn't care what brand he's putting on in the john?
  • Jailene from K-town, WaPS, I know I'd be repelled by cheap bathroom cologne. I mean, seriously. A: Three dollars worth. I'm assuming that's a lot, and you don't want to smell like you bathed in cologne, cause I know I'm not alone when I say that that makes me want to toss. B:Good cologne or good deodorant, because anything less (or as mentioned before, more) will totally be gross. *Dirt Cheap* deodorant doesn't work, but good deodorant can do a world of good. Anyway. That got more in-depth than I wanted it to be. Lawl. Okay!
  • Jailene from K-town, WaArgh...I really wish I knew whether it was cologne or Polo, and also, the jacket on the CD I got doesn't have the lyrics. Lawl, handy, right?
  • Darrell from EugeneIf anyone so much as comes near my 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 Quadrifoglio or my 1978 Dodge Magnum with a baseball bat and/or a knife, I will tackle them and they will wish that they were never born. If someone vandalizes my girlfriend's Volvo, no great loss. It has over 300,000 miles and Volvo 245DL wagons are everywhere.
  • Sandy from Warsaw, InLook on the cd if you love the song and listen to it you should have the cd just look at the lyrics!!!
  • Sandy from Warsaw, InI have met Carrie Underwood in person and actually its bathroom cologne!!!
  • Lilly from Nsw, United StatesYes it's bathroom polo. You can hear her say "P", and I saw her live, and I had front row seats and she very clearly said polo. Plus it does say that on HER website...
  • Ernie from Hartsdale, NyCarrie is clearly singing "bathroom Polo". Have the CD and listened to the song hundreds of times already. Every lyric sight on the net also has the same lyrics.
  • Tyler from Edmond, Okno michelles right look up the lyrics here and if u still dont belive me look them up on her website...hope this helps
  • Shaylyn from Salem, Oractually sandy is right..
  • Sandy from Warsaw, InThe correct words are "hes probably dabbin on 3 dollars worth of that bathroom cologne". That means hes puttig on cologne to cover up the girls perfume! I love this song it shows that women arent always calm we can be mean also!
  • Michelle from Grand Rapids, MiIt's 'he's probably dabbing on three dollars worth of that bathroom polo'
  • Cooper from Somewhere, Alwhat does she mean by
    "he's prolly livin on three dollars worth of that bathroom polo"????
  • Karen from Canton, NcTotally
  • Tracy from Houston, Txthe way carrie underwood vandalizes that truck is such a awesome part....
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