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Carrie Underwood: Two Black Cadillacs Meaning

Song Released: 2012

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Two Black Cadillacs Lyrics

Two black Cadillacs driving in a slow parade
Headlights shining bright in the middle of the day
One is for his wife,
The other for the woman who loved him at night
Two black Cadillacs meeting for the first time

And the preacher...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 29th 2012 report

    It's about a man who has a wife and a girlfriend. One day, the wife calls his phone and his girlfriend answers. They then plot to kill him. The girlfriend is angry he is married, and the wife is enraged he is having an affair. The two decide not to tolerate the man's behavior and so they come up with a plan to kill him. They do, but no one learns of their connection. Everyone else saw him as a "good man" and a "good friend". The two women know, however, and they have their own secret of how they killed the man now, just like how he had his secret about the affair and his wife.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 30th 2013 report

    Carrie plays the unassuming lover who finds out that her man is married when his wife calls her number from his cell phone. Distraught with heartache and then an embittered, passionate anger, both women plot to get their revenge. While Carrie's character manipulates the man into a dark alleyway, and bringing reminisces of BHC video, the wife drives into the ally and corners her unsuspecting husband. Pleading for his life, the husband yells, "no, don't do it," but the plan must be completed to lay the heartache to rest. Revving up the engine the wife finishes the blood crimson deed by ramming him into the ally wall. While, and on the opposite sides of the car, both women check to see if he is dead, they both go their separate ways. Meanwhile back at the grave Carrie's character leaves her car and goes to the bier where she looks up for one glance at the seemingly grieving widow. In another reference to BHC, Carrie's character is jingling the keys and lays them at the widows hand on the coffin. They leave the grave, one after the other, and go back to the Cadillac that killed the husband and both seat themselves on either side of the back seat, while the ghost of the husband drives them off. In a seeming reference to the 70's and 80's ghost car movies such as Christine, the car has spookily healed its damage and the now dead husband is forever stuck to the car in his ghostly state and a servant to the forever blood-stained damaged women.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 16th 2012 report

    This song is so easy to interpret.

    He cheated on both of them, "for so long". he lived a double life. When they found out about his cheating they decided to punish him.
    The two women in black veils didn't bother to cry because they knew he wasn't the man the preacher and brother talked about, he was a liar and cheat.
    The two women had a secret of their own, they killed him, and that secret they left at the grave, his grave (one could almost assume poison of some sort not easily noticed so a routine autopsy didn't turn it up - cause of death buried in the corpse).
    The crimson smile they shared was crimson red lipstick mostly hidden by their veils, not a coulor associated with mourning of a loved one.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 14th 2021 report

    I’m looking forward to the song about a married woman having an affair, and, when the two men find out about it, they kill her (in the ambiguous way of this song). Then, at her funeral, they both work hard not to smile. I then look forward to all the comments regarding the song about how you don’t mess with two men. If you do, you pay. Of course, that wouldn’t happen and the reaction to the song would be completely different. Cries of MISOGYNY(!) would ring out.

    Carrie, “Vengeance is Mine”, saith the Lord. You seem to keep forgetting that, as shown by some of your song choices.

    A few commenters here get it. Most don’t.

    “Lighten up. It’s just a song.” some of you say. But you wouldn’t say it if the sentiments expressed in the song clashed with what you thought was acceptable behavior.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 8th 2015 report

    This song is really easy, and I learned about this song about in my English class on "Tunes Tuesday". This song is really depressing, and easy to interpret. This man, "the good man", has cheated on his wife, but the woman who he'd been cheating on her with didn't know he was married. The wife called the number on his phone hat kept coming up, and she finds out that he's been cheating on her, and so has did the other woman. So the woman decide to kill him, by running him over. They only ever see each other one time, at his funeral. Which they shed no tears for, obviously because he's a cheat. It says they shared one crimson smile or something and it was the first and last time they saw each other.

    I hope this makes sense.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 8th 2015 report

    This song is about Carrie as the wife and the other woman is his lover, He had been lying to the both of them and hen Carrie called the number she found out he had been cheating so she and the other lady trapped him in the alley and Carrie hits him with her car. I think that Carrie an the other woman may have knew about each other all alone maybe they loved each other but the husband got in the way so they kill him

  7. anonymous
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    May 11th 2015 report

    Well, If you mess with two women you, pay the fee.

  8. anonymous
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    May 16th 2014 report

    That is exactly why you don't mess with woman! If you cheat on your wife, you're basically looking death strait in the face.

  9. anonymous
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    May 7th 2014 report

    I think this is about two women. Carrie, who plays the unsuspecting lover, finds out that her man is cheating on her. She and the other woman plot revenge by cornering him in an alleyway. She rams the car into him while he pleads for his life. To prove that he is dead, the video shows his hand crushed under the wheel (sorry for the graphics). At the funeral, they pretend to be depressed, but they really know that he is not a good man or a good friend, as his mother and preacher say. The video ends with the two sitting in the backseat of the car, which has magically repaired its damage and is driving itself.

  10. anonymous
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    May 1st 2014 report

    Carrie Underwood must think that cheating is so bad that death is appropriate punishment WTF!

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  11. anonymous
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    Apr 4th 2014 report

    So what happens when a woman pulls this kinda behavior? Two black Cadillacs driven by two pissed off men? Women now days seem to think they can get away with this too!!!

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  12. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2014 report

    everyone seems to miss several images in the video. the Eight Ball key chain "being behind the eight ball", the caressing of the leather seat and the caressing of the steering wheel by each of the women. The fact that as the husband runs from the car, down the alley, he turns a corner only to find another car waiting for him, BOTH women had Cadillacs and BOTH killed him- I think it is Carrie's character who actually plows into him. Notice she is in the alley with him until the wife shows up, then she runs away. She gets the other car and corners him.

    It appears that one of the cars goes into the lake. The last shot closes in on the license plate 51 342... this is the mystery for me. What does it represent?

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2013 report

    Kay so it's like what the top rated answer says BUT the song is called Two Black Cadillacs. There are two Cadillacs And the Wife runs him over with her Cadillac ramming him into the wall. Obviously It'd have damage and evidence. So the wife gets rid of hers and they use Carrie's to leave. Which is why it has no damage.

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  14. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2013 report

    but why are there TWO black cadillacs? He's only one person hat died. Two funerals?

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  15. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2013 report

    THEY had a secret to hide"....RIGHT? That being said....yes he was married.....and yes there was a girl friend........ But.....what if wife and Carrie were in love and the only way to be together was to kill him......so they did..

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  16. anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2013 report

    Ummm he was run over by a car it was a trap the girlfriend lured him to an ally and his wife (in a car) ran hi over :)
    Hell Has No Fury like a woman's scorn

  17. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2013 report

    Interoperate it how you want. It means what you want it to mean.

  18. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2013 report

    I think that both women found out about each other. I also think they plotted to kill him. In the scene when he is backed up against the wall, I think he is killed by the vehicle. You see the vehicle take its natural form again..to me that indicates the vehicle was fixed and no one knew they were involved...but themselves.

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