Miranda Lambert Mama’s Broken Heart [Music Video and Lyrics]

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Country music star Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" acts out the struggles of handling a bad break-up. Watch the music video here!

Country music star Miranda Lambert‘s Mama’s Broken Heart song was released on January 14, 2013 as the fourth single from her 2011 album Four the Record. The tune was written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and fellow well-known country songbird Kacey Musgraves.  “Mama’s Broken Heart” is a perfect example of Lambert’s ability to blend traditional country themes with a modern twist. The song touches on timeless themes of heartbreak and resilience, while also acknowledging the pressures and expectations placed on women in society. It’s a relatable track that has resonated with countless listeners over the years.

This music video became the most popular solo video of Miranda’ career with over 98 million views as of April of 2023.  Watch the music video and see the written lyrics below!

Miranda Lambert “Mama’s Broken Heart”  Music Video

Mama’s Broken Heart Lyrics

I cut my bangs with some rusty kitchen scissors
I screamed his name ‘til the neighbors called the cops
I numbed the pain at the expense of my liver
Don’t know what I did next, all I know I couldn’t stop

Word got around to the barflies and the baptists
My mama’s phone started ringin’ off the hook
I can hear her now sayin’ she ain’t gonna have it
Don’t matter how you feel, it only matters how you look

Go and fix your make up, girl, it’s just a break up
Run and hide your crazy and start actin’ like a lady
‘Cause I raised you better, gotta keep it together
Even when you fall apart
But this ain’t my mama’s broken heart

Wish I could be just a little less dramatic
Like a Kennedy when Camelot went down in flames
Leave it to me to be holdin’ the matches
When the fire trucks show up and there’s nobody else to blame

Can’t get revenge and keep a spotless reputation
Sometimes revenge is a choice you gotta make
My mama came from a softer generation
Where you get a grip and bite your lip just to save a little face

Go and fix your make up, girl, it’s just a break up
Run and hide your crazy and start actin’ like a lady
‘Cause I raised you better, gotta keep it together
Even when you fall apart
But this ain’t my mama’s broken heart

Powder your nose, paint your toes
Line your lips and keep ’em closed
Cross your legs, dot your eyes
And never let ’em see you cry

Go and fix your make up, well it’s just a break up
Run and hide your crazy and start actin’ like a lady
‘Cause I raised you better, gotta keep it together
Even when you fall apart
But this ain’t my mama’s broken heart

Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” is a standout track that captures the emotional complexity of heartbreak. The song’s catchy melody and poignant lyrics create a powerful and relatable experience for listeners. It’s a testament to Lambert’s talent as a songwriter and performer, and a reminder that vulnerability and strength can coexist.

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