Miranda Lambert: Gunpowder and Lead Meaning
Song Released: 2007
Gunpowder and Lead Lyrics
Nothin' on this white rock but little ole me
I've got two miles till, he makes bail
And if I'm right we're headed straight for hell
I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light...
anonymous Dec 27th 2018 report
This song is about an abusive relationship where a woman's husband/boyfriend went to jail for domestic violence. He is out on bail and she decides to take the law into her own hands and shoot him. She feels guilty about this, as she says "if i'm right we're headed straight to hell", but also asserts that her abusive partner is also going to hell. She knows that she is smaller and weaker than him and she plans to "show him what little girls are made of". She has become empowered by her shotgun but also scared, as she is presumably drinking "liquid courage" and smoking in order to feel better about what she is about to do. She compares her gun to his fists, "His fist is big, but my gun's bigger", showing that her "gunpowder and lead" gives her the strength she needs to overpower her abuser.
anonymous Nov 12th 2014 report
Obviously about an abusive hubby/bf who went to jail for what he did to her. Now he's out and she knows he's on his way to hurt or even kill her, but she's prepared with gunpowder and lead. She'll get him before he gets her. She seems to be nervous about this, given the cigarettes and six-packs, or maybe she thinks what she's about to do is wrong (WE'RE headed straight for hell). She compares her gun to his fist, like she thinks that they are both bad to use.
anonymous Nov 1st 2013 report
I think it's about a lady whose husband is in jail, and when he gets out of jail and comes back home, she's gonna shoot and kill him.
anonymous Mar 12th 2012 report
Preet, much she says it loud and clear in the song...
He abused her, she shot him
;) hahaha well thats the way the world goes round... hahahaha i bet none of you got that...
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