She Went Out For Cigarettes
Chely Wright Lyrics


He was glued to the T.V.
When she asked him for the keys
Said, "I'm going to the market
Is there anything you need?"
The first quarter was underway
He never missed a play

She pulled out of the driveway
Took a left at the light
Didn't stop at the market
She just drove right on by
Across the railroad tracks
She never once looked back

She went out for cigarettes
And just kept driving on
He didn't even know it yet
Bur she's gone
As far away as she can get
Passed the point of no regret
She went out for cigarettes
And just kept driving on

Half time is over
The sun is sinking low
It's almost time for supper
But there is nothing on the stove
He looks up from his easy chair
He just noticed she's not there

She made a stop at the bank
Took out some cash
Now she's racing down the highway
On a full tank of gas
As fast as she can go
To where she does not know

She went out for cigarettes
And just kept driving on
He didn't even know it yet
Bur she's gone
As far away as she can get
Passed the point of no regret
She went out for cigarettes
And just kept driving on

She went out for cigarettes
And drove on

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JON MCELROY, RONNIE GUILBEAU

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Comments from YouTube:

Lady Justice

why would anyone want to comment on a person's sexual preference, especially about 'being gay' when I always felt like this song was an amazing testiment for perhaps a battered woman or neglected one...... thats what I liked about IT!

Joe Lee

gay or not she is one of the most beautiful ladies in the world.

Wolf Lair

Sexual orientation doesn't affect looks

Jordan Hasch

Can we just talk about how fucking STUNNING the song is? The lyric weaves a tale of slowly unfolding heartbreak, until she decides she's had enough and leaves, never to come back. But the music shoulders the weight of the song. A delicate piano underscores Chely's heartfelt contralto, but the plaintive pedal steel and winding acoustic/electric guitars map out the steely strength in the melody, while the bass and drums echo a teary-eyed goodbye. This song is the reason I still listen to country, and one of the main songs I come to when I seek a hit of beautifully melodic melancholy.

1741clovis

Good song! I've always liked Chely Wright. The Caprice wagon was a common mom car in the 1980s. Those station wagons always take me back.

Sample Gee

Fave female country artist of all time hands down!!!

Ronda Rawson

CHELY SHOULD OF HAD MORE EXPOSURE...SHE IS A TREASURE TO COUNTRY MUSIC.....LOVE HER MUSIC❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😇🙏

A. K.

"At the point of no regret". Wow. Love it.

Anna Naber

Love this song 🎶🎶

Light and Salt

songs say it better than words ever could.wow!I haven't heard this song in a long time!

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