What does Gunpowder and Lead mean?

Miranda Lambert: Gunpowder and Lead Meaning

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Song Released: 2007

Gunpowder and Lead Lyrics

County road 233, under my feet
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...

  1. princess1
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    Oct 28th 2020 !⃝

    it is so obvious that it is about a terrible relationship gone wrong her HUSBAND/BF was in jail for abuse towards her and just got out and is coming to harm her but she is going to confront him and most likely kill him. ;> ;> :>

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2018 !⃝

    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.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2014 !⃝

    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.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 1st 2013 !⃝

    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.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2012 !⃝

    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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