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I'll Think of A Reason Later
"I'll Think Of A Reason Later"
Single by Lee Ann Womack
from the album Some Things I Know
"I'd Rather Have What He Had"
ReleasedDecember 28, 1998
FormatCD single
LabelMCA Nashville
Tony Martin
Tim Nichols
Mark Wright
Lee Ann Womack singles chronology
"A Little Past Little Rock"
"I'll Think Of A Reason Later"
"(Now You See Me) Now You Don't"

"I'll Think of a Reason Later" is a song written by Tony Martin and Tim Nichols, and recorded by American country music artist Lee Ann Womack. It was released in December 1998 as the second single from her CD Some Things I Know. The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks.


The song is an up-tempo in the key of E-flat major, beginning with pedal steel guitar and electric guitar. The narrator, in the first verse, has just found out that her ex-boyfriend is about to be married to another woman. Upon discovering the wedding announcement in a paper, she expresses her dissatisfaction with the ex-boyfriend's lover.

The narrator then elaborates on her frustration in the second verse, defacing the woman's picture with a marker and saying that although she "couldn't be happier on [her] own", she is still jealous.

Critical reception

Editors at Billboard gave the song a positive review and wrote, "This feisty little number portrays a woman spurned, but it's more mischievous than mournful. Tony Martin and Tim Nichols have penned a cute, clever lyric. It's totally country, and one of the strengths of the tune is its accessibility. The lyric is very conversational with lots of country phrasing, and Womack turns in an engaging performance, convincing as the redneck woman scorned. Country radio programmers and audiences should make this one of the earliest hits of the new year.[1]

Chart performance

The song debuted at number 62 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated December 26, 1998. It charted for 25 weeks on that chart, and reached number 2 on the country chart dated April 10, 1999, and remained there for four weeks, having been blocked from Number One by Kenny Chesney's "How Forever Feels". It also peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Womack her first crossover on that chart, in addition to reaching number 1 on Canada's RPM country chart.

Chart (1998-1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 38
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 14
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 20


  1. ^ Billboard Singles Reviews. (December 19th 1998)
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7451." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 19, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lee Ann Womack Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Lee Ann Womack Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved 2012.

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