If you’re a country music fan, then you probably already know and love Miranda Lambert. But even if you switch the station whenever you hear a twang on the radio, Lambert’s latest album, The Weight of These Wings, will give you a reason to give country a chance.
After a long year following her public divorce from Blake Shelton, the singer-songwriter lets her lyrics do all the talking—and boy, do they talk. The two-disc set features 24 songs that reflect on divorce, her relationship with singer Anderson East, booze, regret, and what the future holds. We’ve pulled the most emotional lyrics from our favorite new songs to give you a taste of the full album, available now on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music.
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1. “Highway Vagabond”
“On the map and off the grid with all my friends. Roaming town to town like Willie did when he was a kid, on the road again.”
“If you need me, I’ll be where my reputation don’t proceed me. Maybe I’m addicted to goodbyes.”
3. “Things That Break”
“Me I don’t ever wanna get too close or be held responsible for all the pain that you receive. Somebody once broke me.”
4. “Pushin’ Time” (duet with Anderson East)
“And they say only time can tell, you already know me well. If it has to end in tears, I hope that it’s in sixty years.”
5. “We Should Be Friends”
“If all your white T-shirts have stains, if you’ve got some guts and got some ink, well then, we should be friends.”