many of the bestmiranda lambertoThe lyrics are her own, but with each new album she's been hiring more and more outside songwriters to back hits like "The House That Built Me" and "Mama's Broken Heart." The fiery hitmaker proves often that it takes a special bond between songwriter and artist to create a moment that touches hearts and inspires fans to reflect on their own circumstances.
This list of his best lyrics features songs from all four of Lambert's major label releases. Top 10 hits like "Over You" and "Gunpowder and Lead" but also deep tracks like "Four the Record" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend". The singer manages to capture the urgency of a revenge song and the patience to work on softer lyrics like "Dead Flowers."
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"Mom's Broken Heart""I'd like to be a little less dramatic / Like a Kennedy when Camelot burned down / Let me hold the matches / When the fire trucks show up and it's nobody's fault anymore"
Lambert calls this one of his favorite songs from Four the Record, an album that adds three songs to Miranda Lambert's list of best lyrics. Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally andkacey musgraveswrote this song about the difference between how a person looks and how they feel after a breakup. Lambert was the perfect candidate to bring the story to life, and she admits she had done so long before the lyrics were presented to her.
"All Kinds of Guys""Cuz from the Start to Keep the World Going / It Takes All Kinds of Guys"
This version of "Four the Record" is one of the most imaginative songs ever on a country album. "All Kinds of Kinds" makes a statement right at the beginning of the album that we all have to accept our quirks and differences, no matter how strange they may seem. Philip Coleman and Don Henry's characters look straight out of a Tim Burton movie, and the two men masterfully infuse them with a heart and emotion that you can't let go of.
'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'"These pretty girls can play your game / But they'll know my name well / I'm a crazy ex-girlfriend"
Lambert is strong as a sledgehammer on the title track of his second studio album. Although "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" was only a minor radio hit, it paved the way for songs like "Only Prettier" and "Gunpowder and Lead." Lambert helped write these lyrics, and we shudder to think of the man who upset her enough to cause this outburst.
'kerosene'"Now I don't hate the one who's gone / You can't hate someone who's dead / He's out there holding someone, I'm holding my smoking gun / I'll find a place to blame to the day." which he changes his last name"
Lambert's first big hit was 2005's "Kerosene." The song's message is charged through an arrangement and vocal delivery that leave no doubt as to how the singer-songwriter is feeling. Guns and the idea of a gun smoking are recurring themes in many of Lambert's lyrics. Big letters don't always have to be pretty; often the best way to say something is to be forceful and direct.(Video) Miranda Lambert - Tequila Does (Lyric Video)
"Your Cigarettes and Me""Always there when you need me / It's not love, it's like nicotine / You're addicted to a feeling you can only get / Of me and your cigarettes"
This 'Revolution' edited album was co-written byAnne's weaponMemberAshley Monroe, and sounds like something that could fit on the trio's debut album. It's an effective and clever metaphor as she turns to punch the man she's singing to in the mouth... symbolically, of course. There's a certain dark danger that makes even smooth, slow songs like "Me and Your Cigarettes" very effective complements. While "Revolution" contained many hit singles, the material in between made it album of the year.
'Simply beautiful'"So let's shake hands and cross party lines / You've got your friends like me / We might think a little differently / But we have a lot in common, you know / We're just like you / Only prettier"
"Only Prettier" is wonderfully sarcastic lyrics. An additional light line is "I don't have to be hateful / All I can say is bless your heart.'” Lambert looks back on his southern upbringing, on this jewel. The 2010 hit was written with the talented Natalie Hemby, a woman who teamed up to co-write many of the singer's hits.
'About you'"Your favorite records make me feel better / Because you sing / With every song / I know you didn't mean to give them to me"
On paper, the lyrics to "Over You" aren't particularly brilliant, but thebackgroundand her vulnerable performance creates context and texture between each line. In addition to this prominent lyrics, "It really sinks you know when I see it in stone' could be included in this list of the best lyrics by Miranda Lambert. It's her most honest shot, even though she's actually a husband.Blake Sheltonto the story of
"The House That Built Me""I thought if I could touch or feel this place / This brokenness inside me could start to heal / It's like someone else out here / I thought I could find myself / If I could just come in, I swear." I go / I'll take just one memory / Of the house he built for me.
This is the song that made Miranda Lambert a superstar. Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin wrote the lyrics, but Lambert's sense of nostalgia earned the single a Grammy. If she didn't have a specific home to look back on, the performance would collapse, but her unique childhood has a special home built by her parents.(Video) Miranda Lambert - Bluebird (Lyrics)
"Gunpowder and Lead""He hit me and shook me like a rag doll / You don't look like a real man / I'll show him what a little girl is made of / Gunpowder and lead"
The beauty of "The House That Built Me" stands in stark contrast to the raw power of "Gunpowder and Lead," a song Lambert co-wrote with Heather Little and released in 2009. The ability to shift gears is what makes this singer so special. She had to prove she could do both to consistently be nominated and win Singer of the Year. "Gunpowder and Lead" is a lyric that will always remain Lambert's signature song.
'dead flowers'"I feel like the flowers in this vase / He brought them home one day / 'Aren't they pretty?' he said / They've been here in the kitchen / And the water is turning gray / They're sitting in the vase / But now are they dead / dead flowers"
Though not a radio hit, Lambert's debut single "Revolution" contains some of his most poetic lyrics. Each verse is a lesson in metaphor, word economy, and art. Never before has a song expressed what it feels like to be burned out in a relationship like this masterpiece, which is why it's the #1 song on this list of Miranda Lambert's best lyrics.
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