Song of the Day #3,783: ‘Got My Name Changed Back’ – Pistol Annies

Pistol Annies’ third album, Interstate Gospel, dropped last week and, no surprise, it’s another wonderful collection of traditional country music with a strong feminist bent.

Not to shortchange Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, who are both very talented, but this album is further proof that everything Miranda Lambert touches turns to gold.

The typical Pistol Annies pattern is a few solo songs for each band member and several tracks featuring all three trading vocals. This time around, Lambert dominates the solo tracks, contributing three, while Monroe and Presley have just one or two apiece.

All of Lambert’s solo tracks are, directly or indirectly, about the breakup of her marriage to Blake Shelton. On ‘Cheyenne,’ she longs to be like a woman who goes through men with abandon, with no danger of getting too attached or too hurt: “Oh, if I could trade love like Cheyenne.”

That one is lush and mournful. Today’s track is rip-snorting fun.

Lambert legally (though not professionally) changed her name to Miranda Shelton during the star couple’s marriage, and here she sings about changing it back.

Tomorrow I’ll feature her third song, which offers a much different tone.

[Verse 1: Miranda Lambert]
It takes a judge to get married, takes a judge to get divorced
Well the last couple years, spent a lotta time in courts
Got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
I got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
Well I wanted somethin’ new, then I wanted what I had
I got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)

[Verse 2: Miranda Lambert]
Well I’ve got me an ex that I adored
But he got along good with a couple road whores
Got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
I got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
I don’t wanna be a Missus on paper no more
I got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
(Here we go!)

[Verse 3: Miranda Lambert]
I done let a man get the best of me
Spent an afternoon at the DMV
Got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
I got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
Now who I was ain’t who I’ll be
I got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
(That’s right!)

[Verse 4: Miranda Lambert]
Well, how to win when you play the fool
That’s somethin’ they don’t teach in school
I played to win, lookin’ back is funny
I broke his heart and I took his money
Got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
I got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)
I don’t wanna be a Missus on paper no more
I got my name changed back (Yeah yeah)

[Outro]
I got my name changed back
Ba-da-ba-da-da-da
Yeah, yeah

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,783: ‘Got My Name Changed Back’ – Pistol Annies

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I don’t think we will be seeing a Gwen Shelton name change even if she marries Blake.😊

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