Blown Away – Song Lyric Sunday – Weather

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Blown Away – Song Lyric Sunday – Weather

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that has ‘wind/sky/breeze/cloud’ in the title or lyrics.  Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/27/weather-forecast/

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I first thought of this song for the prompt of weather. Weather is almost always on my mind, especially when there are thunderstorms, because living in ‘tornado alley’ here, we can have one any time. I know, as I’ve survived an F-5 tornado right here in town. Every springtime brings nightmares of that night – May 11, 1970.

I like the song, and also like a lot of Carrie Underwood’s songs. She is from Oklahoma, and definitely knows about tornadoes, too.

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From a Wiki article” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blown_Away_(Carrie_Underwood_song)

“Blown Away” tells the story of a daughter locking herself in a storm cellar while her alcoholic father is passed out on the couch in the path of a tornado.[5] Underwood revealed that “Blown Away” was the song that defined the direction of the album, and recalled the first time she heard the demo:

“I listened to it on my crappy computer speakers and then I had to go find my headphones because as soon as I listened to a few bars, I had to listen more closely and I got chills. I remember where I was when I heard it and called my manager, Ann, and I was like, ‘Do not let anyone else have this song! It’s my song.’ In talking to Chris and Josh about it, they [told me], ‘We said we’re either writing a song for Carrie Underwood or this song is never going to see the light of day.’ It made me feel so good that they were thinking of me when they wrote it.”[5]

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“Blown Away”, by Carrie Underwood was released as a single from her 2011 album of the same name. It was written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear, and is on the Arista Nashville label.

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Dry lightning cracks across the skies
Those storm clouds gather in her eyes
Her 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 ’til it’s all blown away
Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away
‘Til there’s nothing left standing
Nothing left of yesterday
Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away, 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
‘Til 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 (blown away)
Shatter every window till it’s all 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
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Josh Kear / Chris Tompkins
Blown Away lyrics © Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2021 BS

14 responses »

    • Thanks, Janet! It is good, and scary, too. I like how they did the video, like on the wizard of Oz sort of, and at the end it was in color. Glad you liked hearing it. 🙂

  1. I’ve been following her career since she was on American Idol. I went to see her in concert when she came to Jacksonville. This is a great song with so much underlying meaning. There is often a storm brewing inside as much as outside. Great share! 🙂

  2. What a powerful song! I have loved Carrie ever since I saw her on AI! She is an amazing singer and a great performer!

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