Kacey Musgraves Pays Back ‘Five-Finger Discount’ With New Song Preview [Listen]
If fans have learned anything about Kacey Musgraves, it’s that she doesn't take anything lying down — including having her things stolen. The singer-songwriter unveiled pieces of a new song at her show on Jan. 21 in Dallas, Texas called “Five Finger Discount,” about a girl who stole a lot of clothes from Musgraves when she first moved to Nashville.
“She stole a bunch of s— from me and was dumb enough to post all these pictures of herself in my clothes on Facebook,” Musgraves explained to the crowd. “Anyway, I caught her. Nothing really happened with it. They issued a warrant but never found her. But I did write a song about it …"
She started to sing part of it, but had to interject a little more background to give some context to the first line.
"I won’t get too awkward here, but I have this matching bra and underwear set. She literally did take the panties from the set and put that on Facebook, too,” the artist explains. “Like, what?! Yeah, winner! But, [that’s why] the first line of the song is ‘I know you stole my panties ’cause I have the matching bra …’
The chorus of the tune has her signature feisty attitude, with the lyrics: “You want a five finger discount / But nothin' in life is free / You better hope that karma ain’t a bigger b— than me.” She ends the preview with the clever line, “I’ll give you a five-finger discount, and here’s 20 percent off.”
Poor Musgraves can’t catch a break — the artist had her boots stolen from her car earlier this year — but she clearly puts those experiences to good use. Musgraves' Country and Western Rhinestone Revue Tour began in late August 2015 and continues through March of this year.
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