Music

Mo Pitney’s Video for ‘Clean Up On Aisle Five’ Will Break Your Heart

 

Mo Pitney is the kind of guy you show all your friends when they say “nobody makes traditional country anymore.” And he proves it in the new music video for his beautiful ballad, “Clean Up On Aisle Five.”

In the video, Pitney makes a harmless trip to the grocery. As he stops to pick up a box of Cheerios, he hears a familiar voice. And that’s when the song takes a beautifully sad turn.

Though it’s a simple video, it matches the traditional-leaning tune perfectly. Though he’s still fairly young at just 24 years old, Pitney’s voice and writing style harkens back to some of the greats. Watch the video below.

Pitney actually first performed the song years ago at the Grand Ole Opry. Afterwards, the crowd gave him a standing ovation for nearly a whole minute.

Pitney wrote the song with Will Nance, who brought the title to their writing session. Apparently Nance first envisioned the song as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek tune. But Pitney heard a sad and slow country burner in it, and the pair got to work.

After months worth of delays, Pitney finally released the song on his debut 2016 album Behind This Guitar. 

“Clean Up On Aisle Five” Lyrics

I stopped off at the grocery store
To pick up a few things
And I was reaching for some Cheerios
When I heard someone say my name
I knew exactly who it was
My heart started to race
I turned around my legs got weak
When I saw her face

There stood the girl that broke my heart
Just a year ago
I thought that I was over her
But little did I know
That running into her like that
Would leave me in a total mess
Wishing that we never said goodbye

And if I wasn’t standing in that store I might have laid right on that floor and cried
I heard that voice I saw that smile
Clean up on aisle five

She ran over and hugged my neck
I didn’t want her to let go
She smiled and said I looked just like a kid
With my box of Cheerios
We laughed and talked about old times
Which wasn’t all that smart
‘Cause it just left me with an emptiness
When she pushed away her cart

And if I wasn’t standing in that store I might have laid right on that floor and cried
I heard that voice I saw that smile
Clean up on aisle five

She walked away looked back and smiled
Clean up on aisle five

WATCH: Country Stars Before They Were Famous

recommended for you

Mo Pitney’s Video for ‘Clean Up On Aisle Five’ Will Break Your Heart