Dry lightning cracks across the skies
Those storm clouds gather in her eyes
Daddy was mean a old mister
Mama was an angel in the ground
The weather man called for a twister
She prayed blow it down
There's not enough rain in Oklahoma
To wash the sins out of that house
There's not enough wind in Oklahoma
To rip the nails out of the past

Shatter every window till it's all blown away,
Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away
Till there's nothing left standing,
Nothing left of yesterday
Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away, blown away

She heard those sirens screaming out
Her daddy laid there passed out on the couch
She locked herself in the cellar
Listened to the screaming of the wind
Some people called it taking shelter
She called it sweet revenge

Shatter every window till it's all blown away,
Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away
Till there's nothing left standing,
Nothing left of yesterday
Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away, blown away

There's not enough rain in Oklahoma
To wash the sins out of that house
There's not enough wind in Oklahoma
To rip the nails out of the past

Shatter every window till it's all blown away, (Blown away)
Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away (blown away)
Till there's nothing left standing,
Nothing left of yesterday
Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away,
Blown away, blown away, blown away, blown away



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"Blown Away" as written by Chris Tompkins Josh Kear

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  • +3
    Song Meaning:I think this is about how she wants to forget about all the pain her father brought to her. It's not just a direct meaning of a tornado blowing down a house with her father in it.

    Shatter every window till it's all blown away,
    Every brick, every board, every slamming door flown away
    Till there's nothing left standing,
    Nothing left of yesterday
    Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away, blown away

    "Nothing left of yesterday" is saying that she just wishes for everything to be over with, just forgotten.
    "Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away" - again, she wishes for all her pain to go away.
    "She heard those sirens screaming out
    Her daddy laid there passed out on the couch
    She locked herself in the cellar
    Listened to the screaming of the wind
    Some people called it taking shelter
    She called it sweet revenge"
    She just blocked herself out, she didn't want to be around him or have anything to do with him. She thought that someday it would be the ultimate revenge when he doesn't get to have her.
    nemanyason May 21, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:This song kind of reminds me of "Independence Day" by Martina McBride, where the woman burns the house down with her drunken, abusive husband inside. One difference here is that instead of taking matters into her own hands, she seems to be calling on God to judge the man by sending a tornado. This song as a whole is kind of dark and spooky; not something I would have expected from Carrie Underwood.
    cowboystormchaseron May 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion:Haunting. Absolutely haunting. Chills cover my entire body every time I hear it. Simply amazing and one of the most poignant songs I have ever had the privilege of hearing.
    taylor235on May 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song gives me major goosebumps... almost makes me cry. Her voice is so feminine, yet strong at the same time.
    frenchie3on March 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is about a girl whose mom had died leaving her alone w/her dad whom she hates for some awful reason. Did he murder her mom in a drunken flip out or abuse her in some way? It's for the listener to interpret but the point is clear that she hates him and wishes him dead. The second verse is about her leaving him to fend for himself in a "storm" so his ass is blacked out drunk while she's in the cellar and she feels awesome knowing his ass is getting chewed up and spit out and she'll be free...sweet revenge
    lovelove11on February 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is about a girl whose mom had died leaving her alone w/her dad whom she hates for some awful reason. Did he murder her mom in a drunken flip out or abuse her in some way? It's for the listener to interpret but the point is clear that she hates him and wishes him dead. The second verse is about her leaving him to fend for himself in a "storm" so his ass is blacked out drunk while she's in the cellar and she feels awesome knowing his ass is getting chewed up and spit out and she'll be free...sweet revenge
    lovelove11on February 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The video does a good job of interpreting the lyrics although they are pretty mild when it comes to the abusiveness of the father. The song makes it seem like he's a drunkard who beats the hell out of his daughter (Carrie - both in song and video).

    The premise is pretty obvious in that since her mother in the song has passed away she continues to pray for a tornado to come and blow the house she lives in with her father away and wash away all the bad memories she has of that life. I have thought that in the beginning of the song when she's praying for that, she doesn't really care if she's in the house or not when the twister hits; she just wants the house to cease to exist.

    The twister does come however she now has a choice to make. Her drunkard father is passed out with the storm about to hit. She now has a choice. She could call for help, try to drag him to safety or let the storm grant her prayer of blowing away and tearing down the house, memories and take her father with it. In the video, they do a good job of having Carrie silently stare at her father pondering this choice before essentially leaving him to die.

    Nobody will ever know that she had a chance to save him but chose not to. The assumption is in the end he'll be another victim of an Okalahoma tornado; one of many. She saw this as her chance to finally be free from the house and his abusive grasp and took it.

    Many parrallels to Independence Day which makes since as one of Carrie's idols (no pun intended) growing up was Martina McBride.
    GrtOne41on August 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The video does a good job of interpreting the lyrics although they are pretty mild when it comes to the abusiveness of the father. The song makes it seem like he's a drunkard who beats the hell out of his daughter (Carrie - both in song and video).

    The premise is pretty obvious in that since her mother in the song has passed away she continues to pray for a tornado to come and blow the house she lives in with her father away and wash away all the bad memories she has of that life. I have thought that in the beginning of the song when she's praying for that, she doesn't really care if she's in the house or not when the twister hits; she just wants the house to cease to exist.

    The twister does come however she now has a choice to make. Her drunkard father is passed out with the storm about to hit. She now has a choice. She could call for help, try to drag him to safety or let the storm grant her prayer of blowing away and tearing down the house, memories and take her father with it. In the video, they do a good job of having Carrie silently stare at her father pondering this choice before essentially leaving him to die.

    Nobody will ever know that she had a chance to save him but chose not to. The assumption is in the end he'll be another victim of an Okalahoma tornado; one of many. She saw this as her chance to finally be free from the house and his abusive grasp and took it.

    Many parrallels to Independence Day which makes since as one of Carrie's idols (no pun intended) growing up was Martina McBride.
    GrtOne41on August 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this is one of those songs that the meaning is not that hard to find, its simply about a girl whose mom died an father is an alcoholic (every tear soaked whiskey memory blown away) in the first chorus she relives the last sad incident that happened between her and her father while trying to wake him up during the tornado so they can get shelter she went to the cellar without her father to get revenge (some people call it taking shelter she called it sweet revenge.) and after the tornado was over she lived happily ever after. (these facts are in the music vid)
    Mrsstyles100on January 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:From the first time I listened to this song I couldn't help but think how much it relates to my life.
    b12814on March 13, 2014   Link

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