7 Songs You Have to Hear From Miranda Lambert’s New Double Album

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Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings is finally here. Its length could make it hard for you to comb through and though every single song is important and needs to be listened to in its entirety, a few of the tunes do stand out.

1. “Pushin’ Time”
A recounting of meeting Anderson East or a look at things that happen unexpectedly– it’s raw and real.

2. “Use My Heart”
Listeners who know Lambert well will hear Ashley Monroe’s help with the lyrics in this lonely tune. It’s steel heavy and sad, yet hopeful– like someone is totally okay with where they are in life.

3. “To Learn Her”
Talk about classic country– this is the ultimate song about how to love a woman. The pedal steel lingers for days, but so do Lambert’s stellar vocals.

To love her is to lose her
Hey, that’s just how it works
To love her is to learn her
Some things you just can’t learn
Oh, to love her is to learn her
Some things you just can’t learn

4. “Getaway Driver”
Yes, this is a co-write with beau Anderson East and it’s stunning. It’s all about a man ready to help his lady get away from “her messes.” Lambert switches gender roles throughout the tune.

5. “Smoking Jacket”
This one is almost like a sequel to “Vice.” Lambert has let the world in on her secrets, so might as well tell everyone what she’s really looking for–

I want a man with a smoking jacket
And a deeper pocket with money to burn
I want a man who knows his status
And he makes a habit of loving me till it hurts

6. “Tin Man”
Damn. An ode to the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz,” Lambert is trying to assure him that he’s not missing out anything by not having a heart.

You ain’t missing nothing
‘Cause love is so damn hard
Take it from me darling
You don’t want a heart

7. “Dear Old Sun”
A love song to the sun, you say? Yes. It could be a Gospel tune or Southern soul– either way– it works.

The Weight of These Wings is available now.