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22 Life Lessons You Didn't Realize You Were Leaning From Miranda Lambert

This county goddess knows how to teach it, ya'll!

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1. Me and Charlie Talking: You Thought You Knew Everything


"When being lovers meant a stolen kiss and holding hands with nobody else around

Charlie said he wanted to get married but we were only ten so we'd have to wait

He said we'd never let our love run dry like so many do these days"

2. Mama's Broken Heart: Rebelling is Necessary

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"Go and fix your make up, girl, it’s just a break up

Run and hide your crazy and start actin’ like a lady

'Cause I raised you better, gotta keep it together

Even when you fall apart

But this ain’t my mama’s broken heart."

3. New Strings: Take on the World


"And I'll grab the wheel and point it west

Pack the good and leave the rest

I'll drive until I find the missing piece

You said I wouldn't get too far on a tank of gas

And an empty heart

But I have everything I'll ever need

I got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings."

4. Only Prettier: Screw The Stereotype; Be YOU

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"So let's shake hands and reach across those parting lines

You got your friends just like I got mine

We might think a little differently

But we got a lot in common you will see

We're just like you, only prettier.

Well I'll keep drinkin' and you'll keep gettin' skinnier

I'm just like you, only prettier"

5. All Kinds of Kinds: Difference is a Virtue, not a Detriment


"Thomas was a congressman with closets full of skeletons

And dresses that he wore on Friday nights.

Phyllis was a pharmacist, a dab of that, a pinch of this

Concocted to suppress her appetite...

Cause ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning

It takes all kinds of kinds.

All kinds of kinds."

6. I Wanna Die: First Love is Overwhelming


"You know it's so complicated, first you love then you hate it

Someone's laughing, someone's crying, someone livin', someone's dying

Sombody always looses and we still play the game

And the fire will always burn you and we still light the flame

Let's make it up baby, cause I aint gonna fight

If you're the death of me darlin', I wanna die"

7. Fine Tune: "Cars" are Fun


"I've been missing all the vital signs

That I needed for love to work

Engine of a heart that would not start

had to jump it so much, it hurt

Everytime I looked under the hood

It was always a mystery

You pulled up in a rescue truck and

Showed up with a master key

And revved it up for me."

8. Desperation: Love Doesn't Make Sense

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"Tell it like a lie,

live it like a movie

Give a heart away like it don't mean nothing to me...


There's danger in frustration

Complicated words slipping off of your tongue and ain't one of them the truth

I'm still desperate for you."

9. More Like Her: Everybody Breaks


"You had it all for a pretty little while

And some how you made me smile when I was sad

You took a chance on a bruised and beaten heart

Then you realized you wanted what you had

I guess I should've been more like that.

I should have held on to my pride

I should have never let you lie

I guess you got what you deserved

I guess I should've been more like her."

10. Same Old You: Love Doesn't Conquer All


"It's the same old you

When you get to drinking

The same old you

When you're on the town

The same old you

In church on Sunday

Getting high when the sun goes down

Well this time I done some thinking

And I think I'm done with you

Cause until I get to leaving

It's just the same old me too"

11. Nobody's Fool: You Have to Live with Your Decisions


"One more night with the same neon lights

And I'll find my place at the bar

One more dance so I'll buy one more round

And I'll try to drown out my heart...

All my friends say "hey don't you know him"

And I'll try to play it off cool

When they ask I'll just say he's nobody

And me, well I'm nobody's fool."

12. Gunpowder and Lead: Believe in Your Own Power


"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."

13. Heart Like Mine: Eventually, You'll Find Where You Belong


"Even though I hate to admit it

Sometimes I smoke cigarettes

The Christian folks say I should quit it

And I just smile and say "God Bless".

Cause I heard Jesus He drank wine

And I bet we'd get along just fine

He could calm a storm and heal the blind

And I bet He'd understand a heart like mine."

15. Famous In A Small Town: People are Crazy. And It's Awesome.


"Tyler and Casey broke up

It ended pretty quietly

We heard he was caught red-handed with her mama

That's just what they let us all believe.

Every last one, route one, rural heart's got a story to tell

Every grandma, in law, ex girlfriend

Maybe knows you just a little too well

Whether you're late for church or you're stuck in jail

Hey words gonna get around

Everybody dies famous in a small town."

16. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: You're Crazy Too


"Well I started throwing things and

I scared folks half to death

I got up in his face and smelled whiskey on his breath

I Didn't give it a second thought to being thrown in jail

Well baby to a hammer everything looks like a nail

And I was mad as hell.

Well those pretty girls they're all the same

But they're damn well gonna know my name

I'm a crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

17. Guilty In Here: Everybody Makes Mistakes


"I made a point of not mixin'

Love and pleasure in my life

Daytime boys and nightime boys

Usually don't see eye to eye

But I've been on a roll of late

And they're all on their knees

Is it guilty in here or is just me."

18. Mama, I'm Alright: Sometimes You Have to Go


"You taught me how to stand those tests and trials

But you can't se a desert sunrise in the bible.

She loves me more that anything

And she wants the world for me

Her west dropped of in El Paso,

And her north in Abilene

Mama I'm OK out here

I've seen how hard the world can be

My step is sure and I know my name

I'm strong just like you prayed I'd be."

19. What About Georgia: Sometimes You have to Stay (and Help Out)


"You say you're livin' on the edge and I think you're hangin' from a ledge

Too scared to hold the hand that wants to help you up

Are you the man you thought you'd be by the time that you turned 33

Are you still a bullet in your daddy's gun

Don't forget boy you're your mama's only son

She's at home and she's been praying for you

So what about Georgia?"

20. The House That Build Me: When in Doubt, Return to Your Roots


"I know they say you cant go home again.

I just had to come back one last time.

Ma'am I know you don't know me from Adam.

But these handprints on the front steps are mine.

And up those stairs, in that little back bedroom

is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar.

And I bet you didn't know under that live oak

my favorite dog is buried in the yard.

If I could just come in I swear I'll leave.

Won't take nothing but a memory

from the house that built me."

21. Easy Living: Not Everything is in the Pooper


"People keep searchin' for a reason why

They say life's a bitch and then you'll die

But I can't see

A reason for their point of view.

Cuz it's easy living

Easy loving you."

22. Love Song: Someday You Will Know Love

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"I was standing there crying in the kitchen

It's been one of those mornings that's gonna last all day

And he comes in, wraps his arms around me

And I don't even have to say a thing

That's what makes it love

That's what makes it a love song ."

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