Carrie Underwood Rocks a Message Song

“Little Toy Guns” Isn’t What You Think

Country music packs some serious heat when it comes to gun songs. So now that Carrie Underwood has recorded one, it will be just like all the other ones, right?

No, not a chance.

Hers sounds like it’s going to be more anti-violence than any songs about gunpowder, lead, .410 shotguns, double barrels and muzzle loaders.

“It sounds rockin’, but it has a positive message,” she said.

Underwood explained to The Country Vibe that the song is about a little girl who overhears her parents fighting.

“There’s these characters in the song, and there’s a little girl, and she hears her parents fighting, as unfortunately a lot of kids do,” she said. “So it’s basically her saying, in her words, ‘I wish their words weren’t real. I wish they were like little toy guns and they didn’t hurt you.’

“I’ve seen it firsthand from different people in my life and seen how the tumultuous parental relationship between each other can affect a child. So that’s kind of what it’s about, but it’s a really tempo-driven song, as well, so it’s kind of a bit of a juxtaposition as far as the story content and the music.”

The song is the only other new one, besides her current single “Something in the Water,” on her upcoming album Greatest Hits: Decade #1 due out Dec. 9.

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