Written by Carly along with Nicolle Galyon, Sasha Sloan and Ben West, it’s one of the deep cuts from her 2021 record, 29: Written In Stone. Though her next (and final) single from 29 will likely be “What He Didn’t Do,” I’d love to see this one get a shot at country radio, too.
In all honesty, any of the tracks from that album could make great singles, but there’s somethin’ about the ’90s-sounding production and clever wordplay here that I just can’t get enough of.
Carly finds herself feeling the effects of the hangover that her guy should be feeling every time he comes home drunk, and the lyrics in the chorus are so sassy and brilliant:
“Your whiskey, my headache Your good time, my heartbreak I’m stone cold sober, wakin’ up hungover Your party, my last call Your first shot, my last straw You’re hittin’ that bottle while I’m hittin’ rock bottom I wish you’d quit makin’ your drinkin’ my problem”
Clearly, she’s sick of his shit, and I love it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a song with a concept quite like this before.
It’s a hidden gem from this great album that you should definitely add to your playlist if it’s not already there:
And just yesterday, her single with Ashley McBryde, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” became just the second solo female duet to reach the #1 in that 30-year time span, making it Carly’s third career #1 and Ashley’s first #1 on country radio, as it hit the top spot on Mediabase this weekend (one of two charts labels use to officially track their songs performance).
Here’s that one for free since we’re on the subject… you just can’t beat a good old fashioned country heartbreaker: