When it comes to the songwriting chores for Drive-By Truckers, Mike Cooley isn't anywhere near as prolific as Patterson Hood. But when he comes up with a great one, it's really, really great.
And here is a version with the entire band:
The story is a familiar one (one that brings Elvis' "Long Black Limousine" to mind), but it's rarely been told as sharply as it is here.
Listen closely, because you'll be rewarded. Just don't expect a happy ending.