Kacey Musgraves took her Country and Western Rhinestone Revue to the Majestic Theater in Dallas last week where the singer-songwriter introduced a hilarious unreleased tune about a true incident involving petty — and panty — larceny.
Musgraves told the crowd that when she first moved from Golden, Texas, to Nashville, “this girl, she stole a bunch of shit from me and was dumb enough to post all these pictures of herself in my clothes on Facebook.” As it turns out, the thief didn’t get away with everything. Musgraves kicks the song off with the provocative line, “I know you stole my panties ’cause I have the matching bra.” She goes on to say that a friend spotted the perpetrator in “my black snakeskin flats, looking like a stripper, and you didn’t even match.”
But it’s the title of the tune, a popular euphemism for shoplifting, which leads to the song’s funniest line and the kind of irresistibly clever hook for which the Grammy-winning musician has become renowned.
Musgraves and her band play the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, tonight, and then she’s returning to the Cayamo Music Cruise for the second year in a row.