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Miranda Lambert Performs 'Tequila Does' With Jack Ingram and John Randall at the 2021 CMT Music Awards

Right when it seemed like mainstream stars should consider taking a break from lyrics about tequilaMiranda Lambert helped craft an amazing throwback country tune out of a tired trope with 2019's "Tequila Does." The song and its less-is-more music video promoted her 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."

All three songwriters performed "Tequila Does" as an acoustic campfire singalong during the June 9 broadcast of the 2021 CMT Music Awards.

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"Tequila Does" was the seventh of 14 album tracks unveiled before Wildcard's Nov. 1, 2019 release date. Prior reveals included "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."

This story was first published on Oct. 10, 2019.

"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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Miranda Lambert Performs 'Tequila Does' With Jack Ingram and John Randall at the 2021 CMT Music Awards