One of the common themes of country music is the poor little woman at home who just can’t make it without her man. Enter Confederate Railroad with “She Took It Like A Man”. The story is the guy is planning to leave the little woman but is concerned about how she’ll take it. He’s expecting her to just break down crying like a good little woman, but he got one helluva a surprise because
“She cussed me like a sailor, kicked a hole through the kitchen wall. She threw a fit and threw the phone halfway down the hall. She said “I’ll be down at the bar” and I heard the front door slam. I guess all in all, she took it like a man.”
Loving this song is probably grounds for having my feminist credentials yanked in some circles, but I can’t help it, it’s quite different from the typical country break-up song.