Carrie Underwood Shares Details About ‘Little Toy Guns’
"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," Underwood tells the Country Vibe. "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.”
Underwood says she drew from personal experience when penning the powerful song, which she co-wrote with Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey.
"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," she says. "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."
"I know it’s possible to be a great mother and to be on the road,” she says. “You don’t have to sacrifice that much. I see people like Martina [McBride] do it and Faith [Hill] do it. I know it’s a possibility. I just maybe need to sit down with them and say, "How DO you do it?'"
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