D-I-V-O-R-C-E

02:56
Sarah Barker
2014
Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman

Story

In my book, there’s nothing more satisfying than singing a sad country song, and if there was a sadder country song ever written, I don’t know what it could be. 

Tammy Wynette had the perfect voice and style for this tune and the experience to emote the heartache in the situation involved. 

Although I don’t recall Dad listening to Tammy Wynette, I remember this song well and have always loved it.  

Steve and I heard Amanda Taylor singing it at Layla’s in Nashville and I decided right then and there I wanted to start singing DIVORCE with the band.

 

Lyrics

Our little boy is four years old, and quite a little man

So we spell out the words we don’t

want him to understand

Like t-o-y or maybe s-u-r-p-r-i-s-e

But the words we’re hiding from him now

Tear the heart right out of me

Our d-i-v-o-r-c-e becomes final today

Me and little J-o-e will be going away

I love you both and this will be pure h-e double l on me

Oh I wish that we could stop this d-i-v-o-r-c-e

Watch him smile, he thinks it’s Christmas or his fifth birthday

And he thinks c-u-s-t-o-d-y spells fun or play

I’ll spell out all the hurtin’ words and turn my head when I speak

But I can’t spell away this hurt a-drippin’ down my cheek

Our d-i-v-o-r-c-e becomes final today

Me and little J-o-e will be going away

I love you both and this will be pure h-e double l on me

Oh I wish that we could stop this d-i-v-o-r-c-e