The Wig He Made Her Wear

Album: The Big To-Do (2010)
  • It was as open-and-shut as anything I have seen
    He was a pillar of town, his reputation was clean
    It was right before Easter in the first week of spring
    He didn't show up for service that Wednesday night
    The congregation knew something weren't right
    Blood on the bed when they opened the door
    The preacher was dead on the bedroom floor

    Everyone knew there had to be some outside thing that made this happen
    Because they seemed like the perfect family

    He'd been shot in the back a day before he was found
    His wife and three kids were nowhere around
    An Amber Alert was issued in town
    Everyone was shocked at the scene of the crime
    She'd taken the kids across two state lines
    Found her in Orange Beach with the kids in the car
    Sent back to Selma to await her trial for first-degree murder

    Was she crazy or just plain old mean to have gone and done it?
    She said she heard the bang and was afraid he'd be mad, and made a run for it

    Said, they were having a fight and the gun was a bluff
    She didn't pull the trigger, it just went off
    Said that he berated her about everything
    Make her do things that made her feel so ashamed
    Nobody at church would ever suspect
    Made her dress up slutty before they had sex
    In the courtroom that day there was an audible gasp
    What they put up on display the locals couldn't quite grasp

    There was an audible gasp in the courtroom that day
    When the defense pulled out and displayed

    Them high-heeled shoes and that wig he made her wear
    Reduced her charge to voluntary manslaughter
    And I ain't judging either way, but she's already out of jail
    And it was them high-heeled shoes and that wig he made her wear Writer/s: PATTERSON HOOD
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