This is my baby. I post this reluctantly. Though nonetheless I'll post it. Long story short: I ran into an old buddy whose wife had left him years ago. He's still around, but a shell of himself and drunk. I woke up at 4a.m. one morning and jotted this down in notepad; it still gives me chills when I read it or sing it. It's a true country song. Though in the same vein as someone like Townes, take note of the verse-chorus hybrid structure, wherein the chorus starts via picking up tempo and vocalization after the second bar in each verse. It's about Jack Daniels, FYI.