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Miranda Lambert - Gunpowder & Lead - Lyrics Meaning

The song "Gunpowder and Lead" by Miranda Lambert is a powerful song about domestic violence. Although many people think that Miranda herself was a victim of domestic violence and wrote the song about her personal experiences this is not the case. Lamberts parents took in battered women and children throughout her childhood and this is the experience which she used to write this song. The lyrics of the song suggest that a woman should not take the physical abuse and that any woman who is being abused should stick up for themselves and not allow the abuse to continue.

Although Miranda was not herself abused, she recalls a time when a women came to her home crying with a black eye which she received at the hands of her spouse; this is the women who she wrote the song about. Miranda co-wrote this song with Heather Little and talks about serious issues such as how drinking and fighting can lead to serious domestic violence. The line "County Road 233 under my feet" was taken from a show called "Snapped" which is about female killers and on this one episode in particular the boyfriend was shot and killed on County Road 233. This is where the inspiration of the setting of the song "Gunpowder and Lead" came from.

Meanings of other songs by Miranda Lambert:
Baggage Claim
Only Prettier
Over You