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Carrie Underwood: Blown Away Meaning

Song Released: 2012

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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    Aug 27th, 2012 8:34pm 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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    May 22nd, 2012 5:54pm 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!


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    Jun 3rd, 2012 6:30am report

    The song is anout an abusive alcoholic dad who lives in Oclahoma with his daughter as he has killed his wife because of the drinking problems he is facing…Her mother is described as an ‘angel’ so we can assume she had done nothing wrong to deserve to be treated abusively by her husband. We don’t know whether his daughter was abused too or she had just witnessed his cruel behaviour towards her mother and finally her death caused by him.The rain that drops from the sky is not capable enough to wash away the sorrow and misery inside that house. So when a tornado is coming , she locks herself in the cellar in order to survive and abandons her dad who has passed away on the couch (he has passed away obviously due to drinking problems) and she wishes he would die… in this way she will be able to forget of her bitter past inside that house full of her father’s sins. And ‘nothing will be left of yesterday’…


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    Jan 3rd, 1:48pm 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.


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    Nov 9th, 2014 11:35pm report

    I totally think he was abusive to his daughter.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Aug 21st, 2014 8:57am 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.


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    Jun 3rd, 2014 6:32pm 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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    May 31st, 2014 5:36am report

    I think that she tries to wake her father who is past out because of drinking but can't wake him up. So she locks her-self in the cellar with hope of surviving the tornado. As the tornado past the house it carries the house with her father with it. She survived, and the bad memories she had with her father is "blown away": every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away


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    Aug 21st, 2013 8:04pm report

    To me it is clear that this girl not only witnessed abuse (ultimate death) towards her mother, but has been abused herself physically and sexually. In the video the father asks her about her studies, and then reaches for her in a way that makes her feel uncomfortable. She gets up to leave, and he grabs her arm to pull her close in a forceful manner. She looks at him in anger like she knows what he is about to try and do to her, and races to get away. He seems super surprised like this is the first time she has been brave enough to walk away. So he pulls the "I'm your father" card like she ought to respect him. Going to the lyrics - the pain seems quite heavy. She wants everything "blown away" - "there's not enough rain in Oklahoma to wash the sins out of that house" There's a plethora of sin (murder, physical and sexual abuse)"there's not enough wind in Oklahoma to rip the nails out of the past" - she will forever be haunted by the memories of hatefulness, destruction and deceit. However, the twister does destroy enough to give her new found freedom.


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    Jul 26th, 2013 7:02am report

    its about a drunk dad who killed his wife while the daughter was abused as well. and when the storm came she didnt even want to wake the dad (neither would i) because of all the horrible sins he did to her. so she takes shelter crying because of the memories, hoping that when the dad is gone so will the memories. honestly i would do the same to my dad to (depending on what he did)


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    Jun 7th, 2013 6:15pm report

    Interesting to note a Carrie video about a tornado wins a CMT award about the same time Carrie donates $1 million toward Oklahoma tornado relief.


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    May 13th, 2013 5:01pm report

    This girl has been abused by her father that has a drinking problem. Her mother is dead. A tornado is coming and she hides. She first findes her dad pasted out and trys but couldn't wake him up. She hid in the cellar and hoped that everything she has taken from her father will go away (she wanted her father dead.)But, for her, the her horrible past cannot go away even though the prolem is gone. She says there is not enough wind in Oklahoma to destroy everything. This is like real life because that little girl will always remember it, but won't have anymore experience. I hope this is helpful.


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    May 7th, 2013 5:30pm report

    There is a young woman, who lives in a house with her sexually/physically abusive father who killed her mother. When a tornado comes she locks herself in the cellar hoping that her father and the entire house of sins in which she witnessed gets blown away, do that she can continue her life trying to forget about him. Strong Song :)


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    Apr 17th, 2013 4:05pm report

    This song is about a girl who is abused by her father and he killed her mother. When the news reports a tornado coming she locks herself in the cellar hoping the storm blows down her house and kills her abusive alcoholic father.


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    Mar 30th, 2013 3:29pm report

    its about a girl who father killed her mom and abuse her and he is always drunk and she wishes the house would just blow away taking all the bad memories with it kinda sad


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    Feb 24th, 2013 2:55pm report

    Basically, the young woman lives with her abusive Father and she wants revenge on her Father for being so abusive towards her and that night, when the tornado hits, she leaves her Father on the couch to die and locks herself in the storm cellar.


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    Jan 29th, 2013 1:55pm report

    to me the storm represents her anger at her father. it says " those storm clouds gather in her eyes". it also says " some people called it taking shelter , she called it sweet revenge ". she's so mad at her dad for killing her mom that she gets "storm clouds in her eyes."


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    Jan 16th, 2013 1:37pm report

    The song is about a wife teaming up with her husband’s mistress so as to get their revenge by conspiring his murder. The story starts with the wife finding the other woman’s number on her husband’s mobile phone as she is suspecting that something is wrong. So she calls the number and thus she finds out about the immoral affair of her man with another woman. Not only is the wife unaware of the existence of the mistress but also the mistress is unaware of the existence of his wife, hence the husband lies and cheats on both women. So they decide to get their vengeance by killing him. The first time that the two women see each other face to face is at the funeral. They both throw a handful of dirt into the ground and lay a rose down.These are regular customs of burying a dead person.In spite of the fact that the two women both wear black veils none of them is truly sad or even regretful for the crime they secretly commited as they don’t even bother to cry.The climax of the plot is when the two women ‘’share a smile before they walk away’’, which implies that the two women are satisfied as their target was accomplished. As Carrie mentioned we can assume that the two black cadillacs is the gift that the man offered to both women.The two women share the secret of killing the man who deceived them just like the man kept the secret about the two affairs.Hence ‘’ he’s not the one who has a secret to hide’’. (The music video has not been released yet...)

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