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108 Country Songs About Cheating and Lying

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Make your own playlist using the best collection of done-me-wrong songs in country music. No one knows the heartache of lying, cheating, two-timing, and sweet revenge like country music does!

Make your own playlist using the best collection of done-me-wrong songs in country music. No one knows the heartache of lying, cheating, two-timing, and sweet revenge like country music does!

Songs About Cheatin' Cheaters: When Love Turns Sour

Most people have at least one cheating story to tell — whether they've done it, seen it, or merely heard about it. I'm gonna share with you a brush I had with a cheating partner, but I sure hope you'll return the favor.

When I was much younger, a purty young thang (who was even younger than I was) took a sudden liking to my steady boyfriend. Quite by accident, I intercepted a gift meant for him — a nice t-shirt — and the love note that went with it. Until then, I had no idea that there even was a third wheel in our relationship.

Rather than crying and making a mess of myself, I donned the offending apparel and marched right up to the corner drug store where the interloper was a part-time cashier. I waited in her register line, ensuring she would be the one to ring my items up.

As Miss Thang spotted my t-shirt, her eyes grew big. I started in: "I got your gift. Fits great. But if you are cheating with him, then you can dang well have him because I got NO use for a cheater."

Then I flipped my hair as only a young woman of a certain age can do and went to take care of business with that no good boyfriend.

Please share your story of cheating in the Comments Section below. If you prefer, you can describe "someone else's" experience. (Wink, wink.) Hey, we won't judge.

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1. "If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)" by Barbara Mandrell

In 1979, Barbara Mandrell hit the top of the country music charts with this single about a woman who is having an affair with a married man. (Country vocalist Lee Ann Rimes also recorded it, in 2006.) Against the advice of friends and family, she settles for sloppy seconds from him, although she knows their relationship is morally wrong:

Am I wrong to fall so deeply in love with you ...
Knowing you've got a wife and two little children
Depending on you, too?

The mistress decides that if loving him is wrong, she doesn't want to be right. Please, someone go call this man's wife.

2. "Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands" by Lee Greenwood

As this young couple stood at the altar, neither intended to break their vows to one another. However, as the years passed, work, infidelity, or whatever (we just don't know) took the husband away, and the couple's three-bedroom home became the bride's prison.

The Mrs. was left lonely and longing for some lovin'. She was forced to find it outside her marriage. Both Lee Greenwood (1982) and Reba McEntire (1995) sang this sad song so well that you sympathize with the wife.

3. "She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs" by Alan Jackson

What do you do when you notice your special lady has developed a sudden, unexplained interest in songs about infidelity? If you're like Alan Jackson (1999) or John Anderson (1980) you sing this catchy number:

She just started liking cheatin' songs and what's bothering me
I don't know if it's the cheatin' she likes or just the melodies.

4. "Whoever's In New England" by Reba McEntire

In 1986, Reba McEntire won a Grammy Award for this sad song in which a loyal wife lets her husband know that he's spending an unusual amount of time away from home on "business" in Massachusetts. She reminds him that when the affair goes stale, she'll be waiting at home. Oh, Reba!

5. "Stay" by Sugarland

Sung from the pained perspective of the other woman, this is Sugarland's signature song (2007). It was inspired by Reba McEntire's "Whoever's In New England" and Jennifer Nettles' desire to tell the other side of the story.

The mistress begins the song insisting that her married lover stay with her when his wife telephones. She explains, "I'm so tired of being lonely."

Midway through, however, there is a shift in her perspective, accompanied by a raw emotional revelation. She doubts that he will ever leave his wife as promised. By the end of the song, the mistress has gained both emotional strength and power of voice, telling him to go home to his wife and stay there:

So next time you find you wanna leave her bed for mine
Why don't you stay?

6. "Sin for a Sin" by Miranda Lambert

Someone crossed the wrong girl here. She'll do more than just cut you. Miranda Lambert sings (2009) about a woman who discovered her man sleeping with another woman in their bed. The girl went all cray-cray, and will soon be receiving her mail at the state penitentiary. Although we're not sure exactly how she took them out, she references "fire and brimstone, dirt and a headstone." I hope she looks cute in a prison jumpsuit!

7. "Who's Cheatin' Who" by Alan Jackson

In this catchy, up-tempo song (1997), Alan Jackson has a tough time distinguishing who's being faithful, who's a cheater, and who just doesn't care.

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8. "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man" by Loretta Lynn

This 1966 classic by Loretta Lynn describes a feisty confrontation between a wife and a mistress, told from the wife's perspective. The other woman has come bearing news of an impending break-up. Amidst the insults, Loretta has news of her own: You'll be taking that cheating man over my dead body.

One must admire the wife's spunk, although I do hope she put her man on a short leash for awhile afterwards.

9. "Soon" by Tanya Tucker

Tanya Tucker (1993) tells of a summer fling with a married man that got out of hand and turned into a string of broken promises about when he was going to leave his wife. As the seasons come and go, the lonely mistress realizes that "soon" will never come.

10. "Wish I Didn't Know Now" by Toby Keith

Poor Toby Keith (1993) suspected his lady was cheating, but he preferred not to know until she made it so painfully obvious that he had to leave her. The crestfallen fella regrets finding out.

Take the Quiz: Name That Cheater

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. This "Dancing with the Stars" host cheated on his wife just days before their wedding.
    • Jude Law
    • Mario Lopez
    • Kobe Bryant
  2. This guy cheated on Sandra Bullock with a San Diego stripper.
    • Brad Pitt
    • Jesse James
    • Ben Affleck
    • Usher
  3. This famous mistress was Rielle Hunter. Who was her married politician lover?
    • Larry Craig
    • Jim McGreevey
    • John Edwards
    • Tom DeLay
  4. This country music star cheated on her husband of 7 years with a married man. Who was she?
    • Dolly Parton
    • Lee Ann Rimes
    • Faith Hill
    • Gretchen WIlson
  5. This Governor famously fathered a child with his Guatemalan-born housekeeper.
    • Mark Sandston
    • Jerry Springer
    • Arnold Schwarznegger
  6. Which of the following women is President Clinton NOT alleged to have had extramarital relations with?
    • Gennifer Flowers
    • Monica Lewinsky
    • Juanita Broaddrick
    • Kathleen WIlley
    • Bill Clinton has been linked with each of these women.
  7. This Governor was accused of sexual harassment and revealed in a press conference that he was "a gay American."
    • Mark Sandston
    • Jim McGreevey
    • Arnold Schwarznegger
    • John Edwards
  8. This singer/actress began cheating with Ben Affleck when she was still married to someone else.
    • Jennifer Lopez
    • Jennifer Garner
    • Salma Hayek
    • Gwyneth Paltrow
  9. This married Idaho Senator was arrested on charges of lewd conduct in a men's restroom after adopting a "wide stance."
    • John Edwards
    • Mark Sandston
    • Jim McGreevey
    • Larry Craig

Answer Key

  1. Mario Lopez
  2. Jesse James
  3. John Edwards
  4. Lee Ann Rimes
  5. Arnold Schwarznegger
  6. Bill Clinton has been linked with each of these women.
  7. Jim McGreevey
  8. Jennifer Lopez
  9. Larry Craig

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: Utterly in the dark, eh? Better to learn from others' mistakes than to become a case study for others.

If you got between 3 and 5 correct answers: Hmmm. Perhaps you should pay more attention. Better to learn from others' mistakes than to become a case study for others.

If you got between 6 and 7 correct answers: Good job! Better to learn from others' mistakes than to become a case study for others.

If you got 8 correct answers: Great job! Better to learn from others' mistakes than to become a case study for others.

If you got 9 correct answers: Great job! Better to learn from others' mistakes than to become a case study for others.

11. "Married, but Not to Each Other" by Barbara Mandrell

It sure isn't easy loving someone else's husband, especially when you have your own husband to keep track of, too. So says Barbara Mandrell in this 1977 song. The cheaters are each tied to other people and don't want to hurt them, so they worry about whether their alibis sound like lies. It makes you wonder whether the excitement of their relationship lies chiefly in its forbidden nature.

12. "All These Years" by Sawyer Brown

Not every affair ends in divorce. In this 1992 Sawyer Brown ballad, the husband comes home early from work one day and catches his wife with another man. In a surprising twist, he blames himself for being neglectful of her needs ("... don't you rub it in too hard that I've been wrong.") The wife takes responsibility, too. She has realized that after all these years she has a lot to lose by betraying him.

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13. "Kerosene" by Miranda Lambert

Murder? Are you kidding me? There is some major caustic hatred in this song. Miranda Lambert tells the story of a betrayed woman who has given up on love. Rather than crying, she has taken up cigarettes and strategically spreads the kerosene:

Now I don't hate the one who left
You can't hate someone who's dead.

If you're like me and a little slow on the uptake sometimes, here's a gentle reminder: Miranda Lambert was the girl who also sang "Sin for a Sin" (#6 on our list). Cheat on her at your own risk. You've been warned.

A kiss on the collar, and the lipstick shade isn't yours.  This is not a good sign.

A kiss on the collar, and the lipstick shade isn't yours. This is not a good sign.

14. "Blame It on Your Heart" by Patty Loveless

Patty Loveless sure knows where to place the blame for a failed relationship. In this 1993 song, she tells her lover he doesn't know right from wrong and he's made a bad mistake:

So blame it on your lying, cheating, cold dead beating
Two-timing and double dealing
Mean mistreating, loving heart.

15. "Tell Me a Lie" by Janie Fricke

In this 1983 song, Janie Fricke is a lonely lady in a bar who sees a handsome stranger remove his wedding ring. Then she has a one-night stand with him. Yet in the ultimate mind game she pleads with him to tell her a series of lies: that she looks familiar, that he just got into town, that he's not a married man, and that he loves her.

Janie! You are delusional, sister! (And don't even get me going about how dangerous your behavior is.)

16. "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers (1977) describes a married woman who has cozied up to a stranger in a bar when in walks her husband, a struggling farmer. The husband chastises her:

You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
With four hungry children
And a crop in the field
I've had some bad times
Lived through some sad times
But this time your hurtin' won't heal
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille.

When the cheaters leave the bar for a motel room, the other man cannot respond to beautiful Lucille's advances because the husband's refrain still echoes in his mind. Ain't nothing like a conscience, even if it's a few minutes late.

17. "Nobody" by Sylvia

Released in 1982 by Sylvia, this song became a crossover hit on both contemporary and country charts. It tells the story of a suspicious wife who has caught wind of troubling new behavior in her marriage: her husband's stolen glances towards a certain lady, unexplained hang-up phone calls, his distracted attention, and his late work hours. She's no fool. Get ready for a smack-down.

18. "You Belong with Me" by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's 2008 song takes us all back to high school as she sings about a favorite crush who needs to be persuaded that he's with the wrong girl. Taylor thinks she makes a better match.

The girlfriend doesn't get his music or humor like Taylor does and wears a completely uptight style of clothing that contrasts with his and Taylor's. Taylor and he belong together because of their own easy-going relationship. So why hasn't the guy seen this all along?

19. "Lyin' Eyes" by The Eagles

This Eagles hit was a 1975 crossover from the rock charts. It tells the story of a woman who lies to her rich old husband so that she can go out to the cheating side of town for the evening. She meets up with a guy she knew from school and also tells him lies about a future together that will never happen. She's a practiced liar, but her eyes give her away.

20. "Talkin' In Your Sleep" by Crystal Gayle

In this 1978 Crystal Gayle song, a husband is coming dangerously close to being busted for his infidelity, thanks to his unfortunate tendency to talk about his love life in his sleep. His wife still hopes it is her he is alluding to because he hasn't mentioned anyone's name.

21. "Does He Love You?" by Reba McEntire and Linda Davis

These two women play the wife and mistress in this 1993 song. They compare notes about their love for the same man:

But does he love you
Like he loves me?
Does he think of you
When he's holding me?
And does he whisper all his fantasies?
Does he love you like he's been lovin' me?

22. "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" by Kenny Rogers

A paralyzed war veteran sits in bed begging his wife, Ruby, not to go out. She dolls herself up for the evening and goes searching for love regardless. The door slams and he wishes he could chase after her with a gun. Kenny Rogers made the song famous in 1969.

23. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

When Carrie Underwood suspects her man is cheating, she takes the matter into her own vengeful hands and teaches him a lesson in this 2007 song. Angry about the "bleached-blond tramp" her lover has ditched her for, she keys his car, carves her name into his leather seat, takes a baseball bat to the headlights, and slashes his tires.

24. "Jolene" by Dolly Parton

In 1973, Dolly Parton treated the world to this classic song about a heartbroken wife who pleaded with Jolene, a beautiful red-headed mistress, to leave her husband alone: "I'm begging of you please don't take my man. Please don't take him just because you can." The husband had been talking about Jolene in his sleep.

25. "Your Cheating Heart" by Hank Williams, Sr.

Hank Williams, Sr. made this song a country music standard way back in 1953. It warns lovers that the guilt of infidelity will keep them up at night. This song was released just weeks after the 29-year-old singer died of heart failure, aggravated by substance abuse.

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26. 'When I Think About Cheatin'" by Gretchen Wilson

Gretchen Wilson's man has little to worry about in this 2004 song. She reassures him that although she's had plenty of opportunities to cheat—and has even come close a time or two —the thought of him leaving keeps her faithful.

27. "The Thunder Rolls" by Garth Brooks

Talk about a woman scorned. Passion runs high in this Garth Brooks song (1991) as a woman seeks vengeance against her cheating husband. He has returned home at 3:30 a.m. smelling of another woman's perfume, and she takes action:

She runs back down the hallway and through the bedroom door
She reaches for the pistol kept in the dresser drawer
Tells the lady in the mirror, 'He won't do this again'
'Cause tonight will be the last time she'll wonder where he's been.

28. "You Lie" by The Band Perry

The unfaithful husband who is the subject of this 2010 song by The Band Perry is a no good, cheating liar. He better be ready to hear the insults because they're flying everywhere in this song!

29. "Cheatin'" by Sara Evans

Sara Evans is a scorned woman who likes to rub it in that she got the better deal in the divorce. In this 2005 song, she reminds her ex-husband that while he is living in a furnished room, driving a beat-up old car, and eating pork and beans off paper plates, she is living a far better life on his money. Some things just work out that way!

30. "War Is Hell On the Home Front, Too" by T.G. Sheppard

These days, the housewife T.G. Sheppard sings about in this 1982 song would get arrested for what she did. A man vividly recalls his seduction at age 16 (yes, that's right) by a lonely World War II bride:

War is hell on the home front, too
God only knows what a woman goes though
She still needs what a man that's gone can't do.

31. "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" by Shania Twain

Wearing her 1990s mom jeans, Shania Twain playfully asks a lover in this 1995 song how many girls he has cheated with. She even has some guesses.

32. "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" by Joe Nichols

You don't know whether to laugh at the poor fella Joe Nichols is singing about or clue him in. In this humorous 2005 song, the man's lover has him convinced that tequila makes her clothes fall off. He tells her to put an extra layer on because she's been known to kick off her shoes, leave her jacket in a bathroom stall, lose an earring in her drink, or a contact down the sink.

Sometimes we only see what we want to see.

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33. "There's Your Trouble" by Dixie Chicks

Sometimes when we choose a mate, our "picker" is off and we pick a loser. That is exactly what the Dixie Chicks are trying to say in this upbeat 1998 hit.

34. "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette's signature song was released in 1968, much to the chagrin of women who wanted her to grow a freaking backbone. The song celebrates a woman who supports her cheating husband regardless of the mistakes he makes:

You'll have bad times, and he'll have good times
Doin' things that you don't understand
But if you love him, you'll forgive him
Even though he's hard to understand
And if you love him, oh be proud of him
'Cause after all he's just a man.

The song was negatively referenced by Hillary Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign when Gennifer Flowers claimed she had a 12 year affair with the then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.

35. "Girls Lie Too" by Terri Clark

The secret is out! Terri Clark revealed to the world in this 2004 song that yes, girls actually do lie too!

36. "White Liar" by Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is unravelling the thread of lies in the relationship with her lover. He has a pattern of infidelities that he calls white lies. But now,

The truth comes out a little at a time
And it spreads just like a fire
Slips off of your tongue like turpentine.

Then she drops a bombshell: he's not the only white liar. She's pretty accomplished at it herself.

37. "Angel in Your Arms" by Barbara Mandrell

Both Barbara Mandrell (1985) and Reba McEntire (1977) recorded versions of this sassy song about a wife warning her cheating husband that while he's out betraying their marriage yet again, she just might be doing the same. The Mrs. admits that while she was upset when she first discovered the husband's infidelity, she has now become just like the mistress: "The angel in your arms this morning is gonna be the devil in someone else's arms tonight."

38. "Stealing Kisses" by Faith Hill

Faith Hill takes a nostalgic look at what it was like to be young, desirable, and connected to the man she loves in this 2005 song:

I was stealing kisses from a boy
Now I'm begging affection from a man
In my house dress ... don't you know who I am?
Take a look at who I am, I'm stealing kisses.

For years, her husband makes excuses to be away from home while she is left lonely, knowing the truth about what he's doing. She urges high school girls to "run, run, run" before they end up just like her.

39. "Should've Said No" by Taylor Swift

It was one moment of weakness when the man in this 2006 song said yes. However, Taylor Swift is not about to let him forget his mistake. She's going to kick him in the teeth a few times with some lyrics before she breaks up with him. Don't ever cheat on that girl. She will sing about it and make you infamous.

40. "You'll Think of Me" by Keith Urban

In this 2004 song, Keith Urban tells an unfaithful lover to go get packing. He seems to understand that the best revenge is living happily and never looking back:

Take your records, take your freedom
Take your memories, I don't need 'em
Take your space and take your reasons
But you'll think of me.

Even More Country Love Songs About Cheating and Lying

SongArtistYear Relased

41. Kiss This

Aaron Tippin

2000

42. Amy

Sunny Sweeney

2011

43. Then What

Clay Walker

1997

44. Crazy

Patsy Cline

1961

45. That Girl

Jennifer Nettles

2013

46. She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)

Gary Stewart

1975

47. A Woman Knows

Kenney Chesney

1999

48. She Don't Love You

Eric Paslay

2014

49. I Let Her Lie

Darryl Singletary

1995

50. Queen Of My Double Wide Trailer

Sammy Kershaw

1993

51. On the Other Hand

Randy Travis

1986

52. Online

Brad Paisley

2007

53. From a Table Away

Sunny Sweeny

2011

54. I'll Be the Moon

Dierks Bentley

2016

55. Holding Her and Loving You

Earl Thomas Conley

1983

56. Red High Heels

Kellie Pickler

2006

57. You Don't Lie Here Anymore

Shelly Fairchild

2005

58. Alibis

Tracy Lawrence

1993

59. Why Does It Have To Be Wrong Or Right?

Restless Heart

1986

60. When Will I Be Loved?

Linda Ronstadt

1974

61. Papa Loved Mama

Garth Brooks

1991

62. In Another's Eyes

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

1997

63. Cheater, Cheater

Joey & Rory

2008

64. Trying Not To Love You

Darrell Scott

2012

65. Linda On My Mind

Conway Twitty

1975

66. Facebook Friends

Brad Paisley

2013

67. Stranger In My House

Ronnie Milsap

1983

68. Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger

Charley Pride

1967

69. Send Me Down To Tuscon

Mel Tillis

1979

70. Look It Up

Ashton Shepherd

2011

71. Ex-Old Man

Kristen Kelly

2012

72. Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman

Tracy Byrd

2005

73. God Help My Man (If He's Fooling Around)

Joey + Rory

2010

74. Let That Pony Run

Pam Tillis

1992

75. I Guess You Had To Be There

Lorrie Morgan

1992

76. Snapshot

Sylvia

1983

77. Lyin' Jukebox

Hank Williams Jr.

1992

78. Reasons I Cheat

Randy Travis

1986

79. Fist City

Loretta Lynn

1968

80. Don't Close Your Eyes

Keith Whitley

1988

81. That's My Story

Collin Raye

1994

82. Good Hearted Woman

Waylon Jennings

1976

83. Heaven's Just a Sin Away

The Kendalls

1977

84. Broken Promise Land

Mark Chesnutt

1990

85. Why Baby Why

Charley Pride

1982

86. There's More Where That Came From

LeeAnn Womack

2005

87. You'd Make an Angel Wanna Cheat

The Kendalls

1979

88. Third Rate Romance

Sammy Kershaw

1994

89. Cheatin'

Gin Blossoms

2007

90. Dirty Laundry

Carry Underwood

2016

91. When You Love Someone

Jake Owen

2016

92. Diane

Cam

2017

93. Phones Are Ringing All Over Town

Martina Bride

1995

94. Easier to Lie

Cassadee Pope

2013

95. Babe

Sugarland (featuring Taylor Swift)

2018

96. Stays in Mexico

Toby Keith

2004

97. If I'm the Only One

Rodney Carrington

2009

98. Easier to Lie

Cassadee Pope

2013

99. Lie Baby Lie

Brantley Gilbert

2011

100. Pretty Little Lie

Blackberry Smoke

2012

101. Lie to Me

Darius Rucker

2013

102. You Lie

Reba McEntire

1990

103. Rumor Has It

Reba McEntire

1990

104. I've Seen That Look on Me (A Thousand Times)

George Strait

1985

105. I Hope

Gabby Barrett

2019

106. Lovin' Your Man

Mindy McCready

2002

107. Radio Lover

George Jones

1989

108. What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her

Gene Watson

1982

"When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better." - Mae West

"When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better." - Mae West

Euphemisms Associated with Adultery or Infidelity

TermExplanation

"Left-handed honeymoon"

In the 1920s and 30s, the saying became popular as a way of describing an affair.

"Slipped my moorings"

When CIA Chief Gen. David Petraeus was caught cheating, he used this nautical term to describe the breach in his ethical anchors.

"Hiking the Appalachian Trail"

In 2009, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sandford famously used this excuse to cover up a weekend getaway with an Argentine mistress. He was completely off the grid. The saying now means going "missing" to be with a secret lover.

"Extradyadic behavior, extrarelational sex"

Academics often use these clinical terms to describe infidelity.

"Carry on with"

In the 1800s, it simply meant courtship. Now it implies an extramarital affair.

"Campaign wife"

Mistress of senior military officers.

Questions & Answers

Question: What is the country song that features a young man sitting at a bar contemplating cheating and an older man sees and advises him against it due to his own experiences?

Answer: The part about the old man and young man sitting at the bar throws me off. However, here's a country song that involves a guy dispensing advice to his friend not to cheat for a variety of reasons. He acknowledges looking is not a crime and he's done it from time to time. Lyrics are both clever and meaningful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RriwQbiLJNA

Clay Walker, "Then What?" (1998)

Well, I got a good friend who's got a good life

He's got two pretty children and a real nice wife

Yet he never seems quite satisfied

I said, "I know what's on your mind

But you better think about it before you cross that line

The grass ain't always greener on the other side"

Then what, what you gonna do

When the new wears off and the old shines through

And it ain't really love and it ain't really lust

You ain't anybody anybody's gonna trust

Then what, where you gonna turn

When you can't turn back for the bridges you burn

And fate can't wait to kick you in the butt, then what?

Oh, then what?

Well, I ain't saying that looking's a crime

Well, I've done my share from time to time

It don't mean that you gotta take that leap

When you're standin' on the brink

Before you jump you gotta step back and think

There's a price for every promise you don't keep.

Then what, what you gonna do

When the new wears off and the old shines through

And it ain't really love and it ain't really lust

You ain't anybody, any body's gonna trust?

Then what, where you gonna turn

When you can't turn back for the bridges you burn

And fate can't wait to kick you in the butt, then what?

Oh, then what?

Do what you want, do what you wish

It's your life, but remember this

There's bound to be some consequences

Sneaking under other fences.

Then what, what you gonna do

When the new wears off and the old shines through

And it ain't really love and it ain't really lust

You ain't anybody any body's gonna trust

Then what, where you gonna turn

When you can't turn back for the bridges you burn

And fate can't wait to kick you in the butt, then what?

Oh, then what?

Question: Who sang the country song about a man talking to his mistress and pretending that he's talking to his boss?

Answer: The song was called "Yes, Mr. Peters" (1965) by Roy Drusky and Priscilla Mitchell and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCHX0mgHfZA.

Question: What's the song that features two girls facing each other and singing, "People love, people leave, people cry, people hate" etc.?

Answer: There is a 2019 song by Ider called "Mirror" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7OuJdVGUJE and the video does include two girls facing each other and singing at one point. The bridge of the song includes the following lyrics:

People love, people leave, people let down

People show up, roll up, people grow up

People move out, people disappear

People don't change, people rearrange

People miss the game, people lose

People try, people lie, can't look you in the eye

People suck, people f*ck, people leave their sh*t behind

People throw up on the carpet, people trip up on the stairs

People laugh, people dare, people scare, people tell you what to wear

People jump, people sink, people float, people think

People fail, people hate what they don't know

People think they're worth nothing, people think they're worth the top

People drop, people love what they know, people think but don't stop.

Question: What’s the song about a woman knowing all the lies a man can tell?

Answer: You may be referring to the song by Mindy McCready called, "Guys Do It All the Time" (1996)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkZ6by-5d8o.

Question: What was the song about a man driving past his house and someone else has it and his wife?

Answer: You must be talking about the 1995 country song by Toby Keith called, "Who's That Man." Great song from his early days! Here are some sample lyrics and the YouTube link:

That's my house and that's my car

That's my dog in my backyard

There's the window to the room

Where she lays her pretty head

I planted that tree out by the fence

Not long after we moved in

That's my kids and that's my wife

Who's that man, runnin' my life? ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIjsSu_I4So

Question: What is the song about a man killing his wife and his boss when he finds out they’re having an affair?

Answer: This may or may not be it: John Anderson had a 1985 song called "Red Georgia Clay" about murdering his wife and her lover and leaving them in the red Georgia clay behind the local sawmill where they apparently worked.

© 2014 FlourishAnyway

Comments: It's Your Turn Now!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 30, 2020:

Bob - Thanks for the song suggestion. I'll add it.

Robert Sacchi on August 28, 2020:

Have you considered "What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her" by Gene Watson?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 09, 2020:

Autumn - The song doesn't spark a memory with me, but I'm hoping that a reader might know and comment.

Autumn on August 07, 2020:

Looking for a song that I believe might have been a one hit wonder. It is a female artist the actual song sounds similiar to Insensitive by Jann Arden. It is about a women that meets a man I believe he has beautiful blue eyes, they have an affair in a hotel, I believe she gets pregnant and gets rid of it, they meet up later and she can still feel the same insane attraction to him but they can't be together because of the pain that has been caused.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 19, 2020:

MonaMedellin817 - There's a song by Pistol Annies called "Trailer for Rent" (2011) but it doesn't say anything about the watching porn. She rents the trailer out right from under him because he's a no good piece of trash.

MonaMedellin817 on July 17, 2020:

Country song of wife singing to her husband telling him that the trailer was big enough for the both out the anymore.she was leaving him cause all he did was stay on the couch and watch porn

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 11, 2020:

HCG - You're looking for "Radio Lover" by the legendary George Jones, released in 1989.

HCG on July 11, 2020:

What's the country song about the radio DJ who always came home late from being on the radio, but one day he pre- records his show so he can surprise his wife on their anniversary, but finds out she's cheating. I thought it was called The Radio Song, but can't find it anywhere.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 03, 2020:

Ryan - Thanks for your suggestion which I have added.

Ryan on March 03, 2020:

Lovin' Your Man by Mindy McGeady is a song about the mistress asking the wife for forgiveness.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 01, 2020:

Ashsmm1 - Maybe one of our readers can help with this one?

Ashysmm1 on February 27, 2020:

What’s the name of the song where the guy cheats on wife at the bar, wife catches him at the end of the video and says hi my name is Sara

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2020:

Sisulass - Thanks for weighing in to suggest this answer. Have a terrific week!

Sisulass on February 15, 2020:

There's another song that could be the answer to the question, "What was the song about a man driving past his house and someone else has it and his wife?"

It could be "That's Not My Truck," by Rhett Akins (1995)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 16, 2020:

Anonymous - Although this doesn’t ring a bell I’m hoping a reader recalls it and can leave a comment.

Anonymous on January 16, 2020:

What song has a woman in the north putting her dog team in harness to go after her man that ran away with another woman?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 13, 2020:

Anonymous - Although this doesn't ring a bell with me, I'm hoping a reader will recognize it and leave a comment in the Comments Section.

Anonymous on January 13, 2020:

What is the song about a guy knowing his girl and friend have become too close?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2019:

Bob - Good question, not sure.

Robert Sacchi on November 20, 2019:

Do you think radio may have overtaken newspapers for advice columns?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 20, 2019:

Readmikenow - I'm going to have to look those up!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 20, 2019:

Bob - Dear Abby was always my favorite column. It's strange no one has really stepped up and taken her place.

Robert Sacchi on November 19, 2019:

Your welcome. You know FlourishAnyway would make a good advice column handle.

Readmikenow on November 19, 2019:

Excellent Article. Some of my favorites are...

I’m So Miserable Without You...it's almost like having you around by Billy Walker.

There is the Wayne Carter Classic...My wife ran off with my best friend...and I sure do miss him.

Enjoyed reading this

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 19, 2019:

Bob - Thank you. That really means something.

Robert Sacchi on November 18, 2019:

It shows your articles are really touching people.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 18, 2019:

Bob - Yes, I didn't expect there'd be so many questions on crushes and suicide connected to the playlists!

Robert Sacchi on November 17, 2019:

Yes, I see how this one missed my word search, too many words. I see in some cases these lists have made you a quasi "Dear Abby". Great going.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 17, 2019:

Bob - Thanks for the suggestion. It's actually the same one that is #29. Sorry for the delay in answering. I've had a ton of comments and Q&As and have been behind in responding. Have a good weekend!

Robert Sacchi on November 13, 2019:

Have you considered "When You Were Cheating" by Sara Evans?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 13, 2019:

Anonymous - I'm hoping a reader can help us out with this request.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 13, 2019:

Anonymous Commenter - It doesn't ring a bell with me, but perhaps a reader will recognize it. If so, I hope they'll leave a comment.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 13, 2019:

Anonymous - I'm hoping that a reader might be able to help with this one.

Anonymous on November 13, 2019:

Whats the song where the wife is given a ring by her lover n pawns it gives the pawn ticket to her husband saying she found it n then he gives her a toster n his secretary the ring??!!

Anonymous Commenter on November 13, 2019:

Which song has a high school girl fantasizing about her boyfriend's father in photos she's hides?

Anonymous on November 13, 2019:

I heard a song on a local radio station that plays old country songs and it was a female singer and the lyrics say something like, I've never thought of cheating on him until now. something about lying in the bed with him but thinking about someone else. Do you have an idea what the name of the song might be?

Robert Sacchi on September 07, 2019:

You're welcome.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 07, 2019:

Bob - I don't know whether that's it or not, but thanks for giving it a try. It's hard sometimes when you don't have genre, approximate year, or some lyrics but they might not be able to recall it. Thanks again.

Robert Sacchi on September 06, 2019:

Could that be "Never Been To Me" by Charlene?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 06, 2019:

Anonymous - Although this isn't a song that I know, I'm hoping a reader can come to the rescue on this one. If anyone knows or has a good guess, please leave a comment.

Anonymous on September 06, 2019:

What is the song about a woman talking to her ex-boyfriend/husband's new woman at a bar. The couple is clearly in a fight, and the new woman is flirting/contemplating cheating. But the ex-lover talks her down, telling her to go home to the good man she's got (and not repeat the singer's mistakes)?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 26, 2019:

Bob - Got that one at #20! Thank you!

Robert Sacchi on May 25, 2019:

What about, "You've been talking in your sleep" by Crystal Gayle? The song is ambiguous whether the woman's husband is having an affair.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2019:

Anonymous - I'm hoping a reader can help with this one.

Anonymous on April 13, 2019:

What song is about a man who leaves his wife for someone younger who makes him feel young him again?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 07, 2019:

Anonymous - Perhaps a reader can help with this one because a lyrics search proved fruitless for me and I don't recall this song. If anyone knows of if, I hope they'll leave a comment.

Anonymous on April 07, 2019:

What’s the name of the song where a guy called a lady named Stella to break up with her again?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 19, 2019:

Anonymous - Since I'm not aware of this one, I hope that a reader might be able to help.

Anonymous on March 19, 2019:

whats the song about the woman cheating & lying and the guy pretending he believes she's sorry and that he still loves her & wants her back - then he tells her that he's lying?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 25, 2019:

Pam - After looking, I'm unable to locate a song that fits this description. I hope that perhaps a reader might be able to assist.

Pam on February 25, 2019:

I've been looking for the song that is sung by a mand and he talks of how she is always making a fool of him, something like but not exactly: "she said she was hangin with her girls and I fell for it" and then towards the end its says something about him finally realizing it and returning the favor and he says something like: "and she fell for it"

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 22, 2018:

Anna - I'm glad you're in a better place in your life now. When people betray those who trust them, ultimately they are betraying themselves the most. That may take a long time to learn. Hope your weekend is a good one. Thanks for commenting.

Anna Haun from USA on December 22, 2018:

Great article, a lot of my favorite songs. There was a song out either the late 1950s or early 1960s called "Watch Out For The Cheater". but I can't remember who sang the song. He died shortly after the song came out and some thought he predicted his own death. He died in a bad car wreck. Another song was "Daytime Friends And Nighttime Lovers", I think Kenny Rogers sang the song. That Porter Wagner song is from the 1960s. I lived with a cheater until the day I walked out, only then did he realize the mistake he had made but it was too late. Cheaters never realize just how much they hurt their partner until their partner has walked away.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 28, 2018:

Daniel - Thank you for the suggestion. I have added that song. Have a great day.

Daniel on September 27, 2018:

Easier to Lie i think would be a nice addition to this list

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 26, 2017:

arx - Thanks for catching that.

arx on March 26, 2017:

I don't think Blank Space's a country song xD.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 05, 2017:

Ken - I had not heard of this song (wow!) and added it to my article on Songs that Tell a Story. Thank you for the suggestion!

Ken on March 05, 2017:

Carroll County Accident by Porter Wagner

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 22, 2017:

Paula, That was a little before I was born. I listened to it, and it's a beautiful pop song. Adding it to my other cheating playlist (rock & pop songs). Thank you!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 22, 2017:

Hey, Red - Thanks a bunch for the suggestion. It's now 77.

Red on February 21, 2017:

Lyin jukebox by hank williams jr

Suzie from Carson City on February 21, 2017:

Cheating & lying....grab the tissues. Into every love, a little rain must fall. So sad....These are the songs we cry to. They bring back the memories that can still be so painful after many years....

Such is life.....we love, we laugh and sometimes lose.

I thought of one so old, FA, you probably weren't even born yet! One of the hugest heart breakers of all time....."Hurt" by Timi Yurro (1961) Not a country song.....I could cry just thinking about it!! :) sigh....Paula

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 21, 2017:

Peter Rafter - Thank you for the list of suggested songs!

Peter Rafter on February 18, 2017:

A few off the top of my head...

Frankie & Johnny- Jimmie Rodgers

Psycho - Elvis Costello (written by Leon Payne)

Miller's Cave - Hank Snow

Cocaine Blues - Billy Hughes

Knoxville Girl - The Louvin Brothers

Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room - Dwight Yoakam

L.A. County - Lyle Lovett

Pretty Polly - The Dillards

Banks of the Ohio - Bill Monroe

Delia's Gone - Johnny Cash

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 18, 2016:

A Ritter - Awesome additions. I have added both of them! Thank you for your contributions.

A Ritter on November 17, 2016:

Didn't read through all of the comments but Pam Tillis - Let that Pony Run and Lori Morgan - Guess You Had to Be There

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 05, 2016:

Lots of x's - Thank you for the song suggestion. I'm adding it to a song list that will be published shortly.

Xxxxxx on November 04, 2016:

Jimmy Rogers Secertly

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 07, 2016:

Bookwarm - Here it is, with a little help from my friends: #72 - Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman by Tracy Byrd. Thank you for contributing!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 07, 2016:

Bookwarm - I wish I knew the title. It's going to bother me until I do! I am familiar with the song, maybe 10 years back but drawing a blank. I've posted it on an internal forum for some assistance to see if anyone else knows. Thank you for all of the song suggestions and for sharing the unfortunate cheating story from your own young life. I am glad that you don't accept that behavior in your own relationship. Boundaries. Trust.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 07, 2016:

That girl - That's awful. I'm so sorry to hear that. I've heard about people cheating on their wedding anniversary, too. Sad.

That girl on September 06, 2016:

I found out my boyfriend was cheating on me on my birthday. He tried to denie everything but I had the screen shots. I told his father why we broke up now he won't even look at his son.

Bookwarm on September 06, 2016:

Just thought of 2 more classics. Charley Pride's "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger" & Mel Tillis' "Send Me Down To Tuscon"

Bookwarm on September 06, 2016:

Wonderful list. Am Looking for a song, male artist. He sees an ad for an excessively cheap car. Calls to verify. Turns out her husband got caught & she was getting rid of things he treasured. $1000 for a year old car, she threw the Arnold Palmer clubs in the trunk in free. Singer ends up moving in with her. Any ideas?

Songs you missed that I would include: Linda On My Mind, Conway Twitty, Get

Even, Facebook both Brad Paisley & Ronnie Milsap's Stranger In My House.

I've never understood cheating. My father was very experienced though. I have enough problems with the man I have, why would I want to add another? Then to have to juggle them? No thanks.

Cheating story: This is from my father's life.

His 2nd ex had divorced him & he had a new live-in. When he first introduced her to my older brother (18), Brian's response was,"Oh, the signatory b*tch from work." Apparently, they had been together for at least 2 years before the divorce. He had to talk about her & the only way he could do that at home was to complain. This is when I realized how often he was unfaithful. I was just under 12. Because of his example I always knew what I would & would not accept in a relationship. My husband of 23 years, learned when we were dating that if he ever cheated or hit me, I was gone. Neither has ever been an issue.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 01, 2016:

Brandon - I hadn't heard that one, but thank you for the addition. It's now #64. Have a great day!

Brandon on September 01, 2016:

Trying Not To Love You by Darrell Scott... Greatest lyrics for a cheating song! "You're the water to this drowning man"

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 29, 2016:

terri - This one stumps me. Any chance you can remember a phrase, something from the lyrics?

terri on August 28, 2016:

trying to find a song about someone loving you too much but I'm cheating with our neighbor. just heard it the other day ....would love to know the name of it. I think the artists name could be dan dave or ????

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 31, 2016:

Holli - Added that one, too! Thank you for reading!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 30, 2016:

Holli - That's an awesome one! Consider it added!

Holli on July 30, 2016:

In Another's Eyes - Trisha Yearwood/Garth Brooks duet

Holli on July 30, 2016:

Papa Loved Mama by Garth Brooks

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 20, 2016:

KY girl - Thanks for weighing in!

Ky girl on May 19, 2016:

I believe the song dakotagirl is referring to might be: Kenny Rogers, Daytime Friends.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 12, 2016:

Cindy - The song you describe is called "Online" by Brad Paisley. A funny one about lying online about who you are! Kind regards, FlourishAnyway

Cindy on May 12, 2016:

Trying to find the name of the song and the artist of a country song that was put out a few years ago!

The song is about " a short nerdy guy who lives in his parents basement , comes home from work, his mom fixes him a snack. He then goes down to his room in the basement, gets on his computer and pretends to be someone other than himself! Describes himself as six foot two, eyes of blue and he's got 3 online girlfriend relationships (none of which he's ever met)!

Can anyone recall the name or artist of this song?????

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 29, 2016:

Lisa, This is an excellent addition! Thank you for your suggestion. I am adding it right now!

Lisa on April 27, 2016:

They missed a great song called I Let Her Lie. Its by Daryle Singletary.(I hope thats how you spell his last name.) This song is a true cheating song. If you have never heard it listen to it, I think you will agree it should have been on this list.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 01, 2015:

Linda - So glad you like this. I am a country music fan too. I love doing the playlist hubs! Have a great week.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on November 01, 2015:

As a country music fanatic I so appreciate this playlist. Miranda Lambert has quite the attitude, she rocks! Carrie Underwood too! I like every song on this list. I had fun with the quiz, but didn't do well with politician questions. Excellent hub!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 09, 2015:

DakotaGirl - Any more details? Old song, new song? Key lyrics?

DakotaGirl on August 09, 2015:

i'm trying to find a song that was about a man sleeping with his best friend's wife. It was a country song. Song title? Male singer.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 10, 2014:

vespawoolf - Who has use for a two-timer? Glad you liked the song list. Have a great week.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on November 10, 2014:

What a great list of songs about lying and cheating! "The Thunder Rolls" by Garth Brooks was the first one that came to my mind. I loved your story of the cheating boyfriend...the best way to handle that situation.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 23, 2014:

SallyTX - Oh, you do sound like a hoot. I hope you kicked him with your spurs, girl. He sounds like a snake.

Sally Branche from Only In Texas! on August 23, 2014:

Fun read! Y'know, actual cheating is not the only classic country music song topic, though. My second husband was insanely (and I mean really insanely) jealous. When I talked with my best friend (who happened to be a gay quadriplegic man) on the phone, I had to talk in code to inform him that I planned to put this dangerous nut's stuff on the front porch and change the locks. All I had to say was, "I've been listening to country music!" Nuff said! ;D

Voted up & funny!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 23, 2014:

Mindi - Glad you enjoyed this boot scootin' good time. Have a great weekend, my friend!

Amanda Littlejohn on August 23, 2014:

Always a guaranteed good read - you had me laughing and crying, sometimes both at the same time!

Fabulous compilation of country sounds. Gonna git ma cowboy boots on...

:)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 12, 2014:

Savvy - I sure love those cheating songs too. I love that Taylor Swift kisses and tells. Any guy who still dates her just has a song coming. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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