It took me a second to really dig into these lyrics. With the first listen I was really kind of digging the groove the most. I wasn’t sure exactly what the lyrics were and that kind of added to the eerie mystery that’s going on with this song.
Then when you get into the lyrics a bit you realize that there is definitely something dark and serious going on. It’s intriguing. It makes you want to listen more than just once and that’s always a good thing with a song.
Alibi – Dave & Whitney
The idea here is that there are two women in the song and one has been in what appears to be an abusive relationship. Things were not good and they finally reached a point where the woman couldn’t take it anymore so she had to take action.
And the friend could see how bad it was going. She totally sees that the action was justified. The guy had to be taken care of and she’s there for her friend. She’s going to be the alibi and it will all work out just fine.
Pretty dark stuff, but it’s been touched on in country music before. And it’s been a theme that has connected with country fans on more than one level.
It’s something different, but it’s good. The melody is stays with you and there are layers to this song. The story has depth and it’s something that takes multiple listens. I like it.
What are your thoughts on this one?
Chart Estimate: #25
CML Points: 86/100