OFFSTAGE: The Band Perry Nail New Single

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The suspense was killing me. I knew The Band Perry were releasing their newest single on Monday (Oct. 29), and I knew it was called “Better Dig Two.” But I did not know why the sibling trio was so dirty and standing in a wheat field in the picture promoting the song.

Now, I know. The song is about putting someone six feet under. So it’s kind of different from “If I Die Young,” but in a way it’s kind of like Randy Travis’ “Dig Two Graves.”

Lyrically, the song has a pretty sweet sentiment. That when you take vows you are promising to love that person until the day you die. But this gets down to some specifics: “I’ll go to heaven or I’ll go to hell before I see you with someone else,” for example. And then the chorus: “Put me in the ground/Put me six feet down/Let the stone say: Here lies a girl whose only crutch/Was loving one man just a little too much/If you go before I do, I’m gonna tell the grave digger that he better dig two.”

Musically, it’s the kind of tune calls a mix of clang and twang with hand-clapping and banjo finger-picking. Listen to the song from their second album due in early 2013 and let us know what you think.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.