Song of the Day #1,979: ‘Hush Hush’ – Pistol Annies

pistol_annies_annie_upBest Songs of 2013 – #13

I think Miranda Lambert has been around long enough now for me to consider her one of the most consistently great singer-songwriters I know.

Through four solo albums and two records with Pistol Annies, the woman has yet to release a bad song. And she’s delivered a boatload of truly great ones.

I’m most impressed by Lambert’s versatility. She is equally adept — both as a writer and performer — at ballsy stompers and melancholy ballads.

Lambert didn’t release a solo album this year, but the sophomore effort from Pistol Annies (Annie Up) sure did the trick. Lambert and fellow Annies Ashley Monroe (who will show up on this countdown again) and Angeleena Pressley dropped another collection of beautifully harmonized tracks.

First single ‘Hush Hush’ nicely captures the gently anarchic spirit of this album and the band in general.

My brother got out of rehab
Right around Christmas time
Mama made a turkey
Daddy was worried he was gonna have to break up a fight
Everybody was walking on eggshells
Drinking eggnog instead of beer
We were holding our tongues scratching our heads
Wondering how the hell we got here

Hush hush don’t you dare say a word
Hush hush don’t you know the truth hurts
Hush hush when push comes to shove
It’s best to keep it hush hush

We were sitting around the dinner table
And we were eating our pumpkin pie
While the sugar coated pretty little secret was eating everybody alive
Well daddy’s reading propaganda
And he’s talking about the end of days
Well cheers to the vodka mama’s been sneaking
Let’s all gather around and pray

Hush hush don’t you dare say a word
Hush hush don’t you know the truth hurts
Hush hush when push comes to shove it’s best to keep it hush hush
So I snuck at behind the red barn
And I took myself a ..
Since everybody here hates everybody here
Hell I might as well be the joke
I’m gonna dance up on the table
Singing this little light of mine
God gave it to me what good’s it gonna do me
If I don’t buy God let it shine

Hush hush don’t you dare say a word
Hush hush don’t you know the truth hurts
Hush hush when push comes to shove
It’s best to keep it hush hush

Hide your tattoo
Put on your Sunday best
Pretend you’re not a mess
Be the happy family in the front pew

Hush hush don’t you dare say a word
Hush hush don’t you know the truth hurts
Hush hush when push comes to shove
It’s best to keep it hush hush

Hush hush don’t you dare say a word
Hush hush don’t you know the truth hurts
Hush hush when push comes to shove
It’s best to keep it hush hush
Best to keep it hush hush

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One thought on “Song of the Day #1,979: ‘Hush Hush’ – Pistol Annies

  1. Dana says:

    Good song and funny video as well.

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