Miranda Lambert - Kerosene


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“Forget your high society/ I’m soaking it in kerosene/ Line them up/ And watch them burn/ Teach them what they need to learn/ Ha!”

True anger and arbitrary cruelness are hard to find in mainstream media, at least with a female attached; sure, we get emotional and distressed, or righteous and principled, but where’s the reality? The rage. The violence. The regret-free vengeance.

Exactly.

The characters I find most compelling are always the women who deal with their darkness, who don’t run screaming from the concept that they might occasionally want to inflict pain without melting into a pool of guilt afterwards. The Faiths. The Veronicas. The women who may even take pleasure from it. Which is why this song is such a delight, cutting through her legacy of insipid balladry with a harsh nasal vocal you don’t find much in commercial country anymore – aggressive and sullen, and more to the point, ohso magnificently angry.

Underpinned with raw drum thrust and ragged banjo, the vitriol is clear and insistent. So seductive is her power that you barely notice there’s no chorus to speak of. Me – with my love of the crescendo, the surge of ‘You make me want to LALA!’ or “I’m not HOKAAAY!’ – is happy to take her ‘I’m giving up on love/ ‘Cause love’s given up on me’ caveat, not even more than a repetition and then the harmonica instrumental solo!

(It’s almost enough to make me forgive her for ‘Me and Charlie Talking’)

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8 Responses to “Miranda Lambert - Kerosene”

  1. Anonymous anthony 

    its not that as inceienedary (sp) as its reputation suggested

  2. Anonymous Trixie 

    Again not feeling the country vibe on this one.

  3. Anonymous PAT 

    I want the tshirt!!! anybody know where I can get it.

  4. Anonymous please 

    altho,mainstream country is truly despicable, as with most genres of music,there comes out of the murk an occasional twist of truth.....dwight yoakam,hank williams sr and the 3rd,merle haggard...this girls goin down that road....for mainstream country to even play this means sumpins happening to that monster.

  5. Anonymous TERRY 

    SHE IS FLIPPIN HOT.I LOVE HER

  6. Anonymous Amanda 

    The link to the download doesn't work

  7. Anonymous CIARA 

    PAT-YOU CAN FIND THAT SHIRT AND OTHER COOL CLOTHES AT
    JUNK GYPSY'S WEBSITE JUNKGYPSY.COM

  8. Anonymous Brenda 

    Actually, that shirt was created by Amie Sikes of Junk Gypsy, but her website is gypsyville.com.

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