When Carrie Underwood releases her new album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1, it will only have two new songs on it, her current single, “Something in the Water,” and another one called “Little Toy Guns.” The second one has had many of her fans guessing what it’s about, and Carrie admits she’s seen a lot of guesses online, but they’re way off and nothing she has seen has even been remotely what the song is about.
“The song is actually about … there’s these characters in the song and there’s a little girl and she hears her parents fighting, as unfortunately a lot of kids do… So it’s basically her saying, in her words, I wish their words weren’t real. I wish they were like little toy guns and they didn’t hurt you.”
Carrie says unfortunately a lot of parents don’t realize the effect it can have when they fight within earshot of their children and she says, “I’ve seen it first hand from different people in my life and seen how the tumultuous parental relationship between each other can affect a child. So that’s kind of what it’s about, but it’s a really tempo driven song as well, so it’s kind of a bit of a juxtaposition as far as the story content and the music.”
Carrie says “Little Toy Guns” is a song she’s really, really proud of because, “It sounds rockin’, but it has a positive message.”
You’ll be able to get Carrie’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album, featuring “Something in the Water” and “Little Toy Guns,” on December 9th.