"Gunpowder and Lead" as written by and Lambert/little....
County road two thirty-three under my feet
Nothin' on this white rock but little ol' me
I've got two miles till he makes bail
And if I'm right, we're headed straight for hell

I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door, and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight, well, now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slapped my face, and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man?
I'm going to show him what little girls are made of
Gunpowder and lead

Well, it's half past ten, another six-pack in
And I can feel the rumble like the cold black wind
He pulls in the drive, the gravel flies
He don't know what's waiting here this time

Yeah, I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door, and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight, well, now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slapped my face, and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man?
I'm going to show him what little girls are made of
Gunpowder and lead

His fist is big, but my gun's bigger
He'll find out when I pull the trigger

I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door, and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight, well, now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slapped my face, and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man?
I'm going to show him what little girls are made of
Gunpowder and, gunpowder and lead
Gunpowder and lead, hey


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"Gunpowder & Lead" as written by Miranda Lambert Heather Marie Little

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  • +3
    General CommentMiranda was brought up in a home where her parents housed battered women and their children. Alot of misconseptions suggest that Miranda had been abused but she actually wrote this song with everyone of those women who she lived with in her mind. She just remembered them and sang about what she would do if it came down to her being abused. and saying take up for yourself dont let the dumb bastard hit you :D
    Summer143on February 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the part when she says "his fist is big, but my gun's bigger. he'll find out when i pull the trigger"
    HeatherFoxon April 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's self explainatory..

    "If he wants a fight well now he's got one
    And he ain't seen me crazy yet
    He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll
    Don't that sound like a real man
    I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
    Gunpowder and lead"

    It's about this woman whos husband/boyfriend beats her and now she's getting her revenge by killing him.

    "His fist is big but my gun's bigger
    He'll find out when I pull the trigger."


    It's a great song which they can't play on the radio because there are women whos husbands/boyfriends beat them and they might just go off and kill them...
    ashpreppy07on September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this part: "I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
    Wait by the door and light a cigarette
    If he wants a fight well now he's got one
    And he ain't seen me crazy yet
    He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll
    Don't that sound like a real man
    I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
    Gunpowder and lead"

    Omg, I love this song. It's so powerful. Little Girls are also of kerosene. Ha!
    Future_Country_Staron May 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow this song is so amazing! i mean im all into metal but hell this song is amazing! basixaly explainitory, he fucked her up now hes dead ;)
    TerraTormenton July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a white trash anthem if I've ever heard one.
    captainhastingson April 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means that she will stand up to someone if they abuse her and that she seems weird, but they "hasn't seen me crazy yet"
    HeatherFoxon April 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGunpowder and Lead has already helped so many woman fight and escape from domestic violence. Woman are strong and if he hits you, he is definitely not the kind of man you want in your life. Trust me, you'll find a better one.
    Until then, stay strong girl!
    wideopenspaceson July 24, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is a glorification of domestic violence. It's written right in the lyrics, "He ain't seen me crazy yet." That there implies that she has already done acts which the man in the song would consider crazy, but she herself doesn't. This song is completely without context, he slaps her face and shakes her like a rag doll, so she commits premeditated murder. Thereby escalating the situation, a situation which she had already placed under control by having him arrested, all the woman in the song would need to do is call the police and say, "I don't feel safe since he's out of jail, I'm afraid that he'll come after me." and they'll come and watch out and make sure everything is safe. By admitting that she is heading home to load her shotgun she is admitting that she is waiting for him so she can kill him. This song is atrocious and should be taken off the air because it glorifies domestic abuse.
    Onthecrosson November 08, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General CommentSign if you want real country back: petitionspot.com/petitions/fixcountrymusic/
    shadowkats3on July 06, 2010   Link

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