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Carrie Underwood: Blown Away Meaning

Song Released: 2012


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Blown Away Lyrics

Dry lightning cracks across the skies
Those storm clouds gather in her eyes
Her daddy was a mean old mister
Mama was an angel in the ground
The weatherman called for a twister
She prayed blow it down
There's not enough rain in Oklahoma
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  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Sep 17th 2012 report

    Its starts off intense, and uncomfortable from the beginning of the video, before the song starts, the man appears agitated yet forceful and his advances are sexual in nature - the women is submissive, withdrawn then at the point of no return she breaks free and runs, at which point the bomb shell is dropped - the man screams "I am your father!" . - Now - the music stars..........The song and video is obviously showing you conflict inside the daughters head. Her mother has died at some point. The Father is obviously sexually abusive as well as adding all the other visual elements the video can show into it (alcoholism, emotionally compromising, physical) then simply listen to the lyrics......
    Short story - The storm comes and reaps the father. He is removed from her life. In the video at the end, after the song is over the field is shown "New and fresh" with the incises of a puppy replacing where the house once stood. - Symbolically. No she can somewhat reclaim the innocence that was taking from her as a child.
    Psyc101

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Aug 27th 2012 report

    I think like most of you, that the song is about a little girl who locks herself during a tornado and leaves his father who has passed out due to an excess of alcohol, but i feel there is also a deeper feeling. In my opinion, the tornado represents growing up, leaving your past behind. "Til theres nothing else standing", "nothing left of yesterday", "all blown away..". The girl had a traumatic and difficult childhood, and she needs to overcome it. "Theres not enough wind in Oklahoma, to rip the nails out of the past", meaning that it is difficult for her to overcome her trauma just like that and get over the problems she had when she was little with her dad. The expression "rip the nails" is used because it is hard to forget her past, to rip the nails of her past from her heart. Also, the "storm clouds" and "lightings" may represent the moments when her father got agressive with her. So what do you think? Do you agree with me?

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    May 22nd 2012 report

    A little girl who is living with her abusive alcoholic father, who killed her mother, when the news reports a tornado coming. So she leaves her drunken, asleep father on the couch, and hides in the cellar; hoping that the storm will blow away her house and the memories of her father beating her and her mother, taking her father with it. (Basically she wants him dead) Hope this helps you guys! These lyrics are powerful, and it may sound a bit creepy, but it's touching. (: BYE!

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 28th 2020 report

    I went to the studio and then I walked in the door and it was opened for a minute ago and I was talking with carries manager, and what song to prefer to listen to, I wanted to be like contemporary country because my cousin lives in Nashville, and so it was fun to write with someone it tells my story where I came from and sometimes when it comes to a song I wrote because my aunt called me and see if I could make this happen. She was very excited to make this song happened because I told Carrie Underwood’s manager if I can write about how my life will begin it tells me a story where I came from and my aunt will watch me win the award and thanked her for that. My aunt was so blessed to have her beautiful niece to recording music.

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 24th 2020 report

    To have things to be in common and we used to have more thoughts and my average teens to love ditty and to the story told different characters I would find some parallel life to be good or bad.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2019 report

    I think it's about a father who drink a lot and starts abusing his daughter. The father also could only have started after Carrie Underwood mother died because she did say her mother was angel

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2019 report

    I think that her alchohalic dad sexually abuses her after her mom got killed by her father. she want the lock herself away and have everything disaper.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 29th 2018 report

    I don’t like tornadoes because it’s windy. In Virginia I don’t see any hurricanes or something dangerous to find out what happened I freaked out.

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  9. anonymous
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    Oct 28th 2017 report

    I think it was about a girl who lived with a horriable drunk dad and when it says Angel in the ground ether means her mother died or her dad keeps outing her mother down causeing depression, when it says the thing about the nails I think it is about how hard it is to get over what has happened to her. And when it talks about the rain and sins I think that means so many bad things have happened that even praying she thinks won't help anyone, she belives that there is nothing that can help her she has not locked herself in a cellar she has locked her self away from love she has given up she is singing song to show how she is screaming inside how she wished for help and how hard live can be.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 9th 2016 report

    i think what it means is that her mom was always protective of her little girl but when her mom died her father was sad and became an alcoholic and he would do things that she didn't like and when the weatherman reported a twister meaning a tornado she was going to help him but then realized that if she did it would start all over again and so she thought that she would get her revenge right their on that day. that is my opinion tell me what you think

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 9th 2016 report

    i think what it means is that her mom was always protective of her little girl but when her mom died her father was sad and became an alcoholic and he would do things that she didn't like and when the weatherman reported a twister meaning a tornado she was going to help him but then realized that if she did it would start all over again and so she thought that she would get her revenge right their on that day. that is my opinion tell me what you think

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2016 report

    OK so some people are saying that she tried to save her father but he was passed out from his excessive drinking, but that wouldn't really be the case. Especially if after his death she called it sweet revenge. "Some people called it taking shelter, but she called it sweet revenge." "Mama was an angel in the ground." If you're going to refer to someone an angel, it won't be because you think they're a bad person. Her mom had passed away, possibly because of the alcoholic father. She was aware of the storm coming and she hoped for it to come and leave destruction against everything in that house she hated, mainly the memories she had with her father. When the storm warning sirens rang she knew it was coming and she sought out shelter in the cellar, leaving behind her passed out father who had no idea what was going on. But even though she knows those memories will never be rid of her, she still finds comfort in the fact that the man who caused her all this pain and the home everything occurred was blown away.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 20th 2016 report

    About a girl who is treated bad by her father and mother "Mama was an Angel in the ground" that means she's a demon in hell. So the news tells there is a Tornado coming and she tries to savd her father but he was passed out so she went in a cellar and the next day she was FREE!

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  14. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2016 report

    this song is defiantly about a dad who drinks and rapes his daughter. she says she wants the sins to be washed away and she locks herself in the cellar while he dad is passed out because she doesn't want her dad to hurt her anymore.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2016 report

    So everyone is basically saying the same thing, and I just wanted to add that the line 'angel in the ground' has a deeper meaning. I think it means that the mom is an 'Angel' (she's innocent/ didn't do anything wrong) and in the ground, therefore she's buried/dead. I know that it's not hard to understand once you think about it, and I just really love that line and wanted other people to understand if they hadn't already.

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2014 report

    I totally think he was abusive to his daughter.

  17. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2014 report

    Everything the previous posters said: "Daddy was a mean old mister" abusive and drunk. "Mama was an angel in the ground" a victim of her husband's abuse.
    The storm, and tornado blows the house away with the abusive father, passed out on the couch, of course, he dies. The tornado is a fresh start for the girl, and but like an abuse victim, "Not enough rain in Oklahoma to wash the sins out of that house." The memories would always be there. Anyway. She survives, and he dies. It's what she wanted. I'd want it too, if that had been me.

  18. anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2014 report

    I totally agree with #1 the song is interpreting a little girl whos dad is abusive. I don't think the song is about a storm I think it is the lightning and thunder. The scary things are her father.

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