In his 1994 released hit, Mark Chesnutt sings of the dreaded outcome, or what to he refers to it as “The Big D”. Chesnutt opens his country hit, “Goin’ Through The Big D” by painting the picture of a woman he has been going with for a short six months, essentially deciding that “two paychecks are better than one” and claims the woman as his wife!
Not long after the love-struck man bought his bride her previously promised house, in a downward spiral the once happy couple went! The two call it quits and file for divorce. However, upon taking their matter to the court room, Chesnutt reveals,
“I can’t believe what the judge had to tell us
I got the Jeep she got the palace.”
Yes, his wife is taking the house and other assets while the man is left possessing nothing more than a Jeep! Now, before you all jump down this song’s throat and begin an angry rant, perhaps you should continue through the song.
The narrator, amidst his defeat, begins to think back on the house. It’s only then that he remembers “mortgage is due”…
A now relieved ex-husband is given the last laugh, having avoided the mortgage and what could’ve been a lifetime of unhappiness. You know what they say about payback.
You can watch a live performance of “Goin’ Through The Big D” below!