OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert’s One Laugh Line in “Over You”

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You know how sad Miranda Lambert’s “Over You” is? Well, you’ll be happy to know that there’s one line in the song that makes her laugh. (The song was inspired by her husband Blake Shelton’s older brother Richie, who died in a car accident when he was just 24. Blake was 14 at the time.) Anyway, there’s a lyric in the second verse about how “your favorite records make me feel better, ’cause you sing along with every song.” Then it goes, “I know you didn’t mean to give them to me.” In the new issue of People Country Special, she says when she and Blake were writing the song, they laughed when they wrote that line. “Blake was like, ’Richie would’ve been so pissed I got all those records,'” she said. I love that one funny memory can make them smile, even though the rest of the song is heavy-duty heartache. Lambert told the magazine the hook of the song came from something Shelton’s dad used to say. “He said, ’You don’t ever get over it, you just get used to it,'” she said.