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Miranda Lambert

Gunpowder and Lead

Jan 2008

The country singer’s first top 10 hit single Gunpowder and Lead tells a story about a woman who is sitting with a gun and waiting for her abusive man to come home from jail. The song was inspired by the abused women that Lambert’s family would take in, in particular, one woman who came in crying with a black eye.

Some people are like, Ugh! I can’t believe she’s singing that! And it’s meant to be taken light-hearted in some aspects, but this song is also very real to me … When I was younger, my parents took in abused women and their kids, so I saw first-hand what damage it can do to a family to be in an abusive relationship.

Gunpowder And Lead Music Video