Little Toy Guns - Carrie Underwood




The Experience: A little girl caught in the crossfire... Carrie Underwood looks deep into the suffering that words can bring down on ourselves, and on the innocent people under our care...



Music video: Little Toy Guns, music video, follows the lyrics to the letter, but also puts images to the little girls prayer, and shows that prayer answered. She dreams of herself running through a burning forest - a place of growth in flames, just like her home - searching for mom and dad. She finds her mom, and frees her dad, and brings them back together. The video ends back in real life, with the same touching result. Words still cut to the core, but her prayers and love brought healing to the hurt and the pain.

The Meaning of Little Toy Guns: A prayer for a better world, and a complaint that a better world doesn't exist. A world where words didn't - couldn't - sting, hurt, pain, damage, or cut like a knife. But since they do, the song turns into an anthem for change. Words will always be able hurt or heal. Whether they shape a flawless family, or a not so pretty picture is up to the people doing the talking.

Ask yourself: When was the last time your words cut like knives? How did you heal that? Did you heal that?

LYRICS:

In between the coats in the closet
She held onto that heart-shaped locket
Staring at a family, flawless
But it ain't a pretty picture tonight
Mom and daddy just won't stop it
Fighting at the drop of a faucet
Cuts through the walls, catastrophic
She's caught in the crossfire
Puts her hands over her ears
Starts talking through the tears
And she's saying, and she's praying

I wish words were like little toy guns
No sting, no hurting no one
Just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)
Yeah, no smoke, no bullets
No kick from the trigger when you pull it
No pain, no damage done
(I wish words were like little toy guns)
And just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)

Wish there was a white flag waving
Or that they were both just faking
And it was just a game they were playing
Like shoot-'em-up cowboys
Leave the plastic pistols in the front yard
Throw away the scorecard
And just turn off all the noise

I wish words were like little toy guns
No sting, no hurting no one
Just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)
Yeah, no smoke, no bullets
No kick from the trigger when you pull it
No pain, no damage done
(I wish words like were little toy guns)
And just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)

Toy guns

Oh, I wish they didn't cut like a knife
I wish they didn't break you inside
I wish they didn't bang, bang
Make you wanna run...

Yeah, like little toy guns

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