Miranda Lambert’s album, Platinum, was released last year after much anticipation to critical acclaim and multiple album of the year awards. The album is full of classic Lambert tunes full of wisdom and her signature flair. It also has its fair share of tongue-in-cheek hits. One of my personal favorites is “Little Red Wagon,” and I think we can learn a ton from the song.
Written by Audra Mae and Joe Ginsburg, “Little Red Wagon” was the third single released from Platinum. It was originally recorded by Audra Mae, but Miranda has certainly made the song her own.
Lambert told Glamour, “I think it’s just a state of mind, you know like I’ve got this on my own, I’ve got swagger… I think it’s just sassy, and it’s up for whatever interpretation you have as a person”
We can all agree that Lambert has done a ton for women in country music. She brings a classiness and respect to the art that can’t be matched. Although she didn’t write the lyrics, she brings a certain amount of sass and swagger to them.
The song is talking about a reverse-version of a gold-digger. Lambert’s wearing Tony Loma’s and driving a Dodge Dart Classic – and that’s the only reason her suitor is interested. Who can resist a powerful woman?
You can’t ride in my little red wagon
The front seat’s broken and the axle’s draggin’
You can’t step to this backyard swagger
You know it ain’t my fault when I’m walkin’ jaws droppin’ like
Ohhhh – Ahhhh – Ohhhh – Ahh
All women can take notes from Lambert in this one– don’t be afraid to ask for you want or deserve. It’s cool to have a little backyard swagger and confidence.
Also, it’s cool if your dog does tricks.
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