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Country Flashback: ‘One More Last Chance’ Reveals Vince Gill’s Sense of Humor

It’s hard to put down ’90s hit-maker turned Eagles member Vince Gill, but it’s easy to typecast him as serious. The “Go Rest High on That Mountain” and “I Still Believe In You” singer poured his heart and not his humor into most of his beloved hits. That was all proven wrong with “One More Last Chance,” a loosey-goosey breakup song deemed worthy of a surprisingly hilarious music video.

The Gary Nicholson co-write is one of several hits off the 1992 album I Still Believe in You. The story of a husband begging for another chance from a wife fed up with his drinking problem has an oddly buoyant feel. Its music video amps up the positive vibes, showing Gill, his band mates, Belmont men’s basketball coach Rick Byrd and others clowning around during a round of golf. Gill rides his John Deere tractor to the course, reminiscent of a infamous story about George Jones story and the Possum’s cameo in Hank Williams’ “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” music video. It ends up being foreshadowing when the video ends with tractor-riding Gill and Jones crossing paths: “Hey boss!” “Hey, sweet pea!” Not even Joe Diffie had this much fun with his art in the early ’90s.

It’s one of Gill’s best recreations of an old-time sound while showing a lighter side of an artist who must not take himself as seriously as he takes country music.

“One More Last Chance” Lyrics

She was standing at the front door
When I came home last night
A good book in her left hand
And a rollin’ pin in the right
She said you’ve come home for the last time
With whiskey on your breath
If you don’t listen to my preachin’ boy
I’m goin’ to have to beat you half to death

Give me just a one more last chance
Before you say we’re through
I know I drive you crazy baby
It’s the best that I can do
We’re just some good ol’ boys, a makin’ noise
I ain’t a runnin’ ’round on you
Give me just a one more last chance
Before you say we’re through

First she hid my glasses
‘Cause she knows that I can’t see
She said you ain’t goin’ nowhere boy
‘Til you spend a little time with me
Then the boys called from the honky tonk
Said there’s a party goin’ on down here
Well she might’ve took my car keys
But she forgot about my old John Deere

So give me just a one more last chance
Before you say we’re through
I know I drive you crazy baby
It’s the best that I can do
We’re just some good ol’ boys, a makin’ noise
I ain’t a runnin’ ’round on you
Give me just a one more last chance
Before you say we’re through

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