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Hear Miranda Lambert's Classic Country-Western Ode to Booze, 'Tequila Does'

Right when it seemed like mainstream stars should consider taking a break from lyrics about tequila, Miranda Lambert crafted an amazing throwback country tune out of a tired trope with "Tequila Does." The new song and its less-is-more music video promote her upcoming album Wildcard.

Lambert, along with her co-writers Jack Ingram and Jon Randall and producer Jay Joyce, created one of her most traditional-sounding story-songs to date from lyrics about how Lambert's drink of choice gets priority over leaving the bar with would-be cowboys who are "all hat, no cattle."

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"Tequila Does" is the seventh of 14 album tracks unveiled before Wildcard's Nov. 1 release date. Prior reveals include "It All Comes Out in the Wash," "Locomotive, "Pretty Bitchin'," "Mess With My Head," "Bluebird" and the Maren Morris collaboration "Way Too Pretty For Prison."

Lambert's current Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour has an all-woman lineup featuring a set by Lambert's other project the Pistol Annies plus appearances on select dates by Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Elle King and Caylee Hammack. Lambert's Wildcard Tour follows in 2020 and will feature support from Lanco, Cody Johnson and other country music stars.

"Tequila Does" Lyrics

His last name was Flores
He came up from Juárez
Lookin' for a hell of a time
With a blonde señorita
And a tall margarita
We danced on the tables all night
Then I said "Adiós
Casamigos
Is taking me home tonight"

'Cause he don't love me like tequila does
Nobody can
He don't give me that border town buzz
Like tequila does

I'd sure like to find
A cowboy tonight
To get me back in the saddle
But the boys around here
Drink domestic beer
They're all hat, no cattle
But I won't sleep alone
'Cause my old pal Patrón
Is taking me home tonight

They don't love me like tequila does
Nobody can
They don't give me that border town buzz
Like tequila does

Well, I might as well face it
I'm always chasin'
A kiss with a twist of a lime
When I'm drinking doubles
I'm nothing but trouble
And trouble's so easy to find
Hand me a sombrero
'Cause Jose Cuervo
Is taking me home tonight

No, they don't love me like tequila does
Nobody can
They don't give me that border town buzz
Like tequila does

No, they don't love me like tequila does
Nobody can
They don't give me that border town buzz
Like tequila does
They don't give me that border town buzz
Like tequila does

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