Country Music Trivia: Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” Song Facts

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Did you know Carrie Underwood almost passed on her 2006 hit song "Before He Cheats"? Learn more about her award-winning song here!

It is hard to believe that it has been over 13 years since Carrie Underwood released her hit song “Before He Cheats”! Maybe that is because it is impossible to get tired of the song? Of course it did not take long for the song and its accompanying music video to go viral! However, there is always a fascinating story behind songs. Let’s take a look at some of the fun facts about “Before He Cheats” below!

1) In the “Before He Cheats” music video, Carrie can be seen holding a baseball bat. That is actually a children’s bat because her tiny hands looked awkward holding a real baseball bat.

2) Also, a drunk man can be spotted walking right in front of the country star. How did Carrie respond? She pushed the man away. You have to see it to believe it!

3) The lyrics “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 headlights, slashed a hole in all four tires” are repeated three times throughout the song’s duration. However, if you try this style of brutal revenge in real-life, you may land yourself a year in prison.

4) When the star sings about her ex putting on “bathroom Polo,” she’s referring to the vending machines sometimes found in the men’s restrooms that dispense cologne.

5) During an interview with CMT, Underwood confessed that she almost passed on the song because she was worried about what her fans would think. “I remember at that time – because that was right after Idol – we [were] on the road, and then I get this song,” she explained. “I [thought], ‘People are going to hate me for singing this song.’ They’re gonna be like, ‘Oh my gosh, we can’t listen to her album. She’s bad, and I can’t let my children listen to this.’ Finally I was just like, ‘You know what? I like this song. I would turn this song up on the radio, so I’m just gonna go for it.'”

Check out “Before He Cheats” below…

Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” Music Video

“Before He Cheats” Lyrics

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
Shower 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 headlights
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 headlights
Slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time, he’ll think before he cheats

I might’ve 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 headlights
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

Be sure to share these facts with other Carrie Underwood fans!

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