Miranda Lambert Talks Penning “Over You” with Blake Shelton

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's song "Over You" is deeply personal. Learn more about the emotional collaboration here...

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton‘s marriage ended in July 2015, but their relationship did produce some memorable collaborations. During an interview with Kelleigh Bannen of Essentials Radio on Apple Music, Lambert opened up about writing “Over You” with Shelton.

“Over You” was directly inspired by the untimely passing of Blake’s 24-year-old brother, Richie, due to a car accident in 1990.

“My ex-husband, Blake, had lost a brother and it’s one of those moments where even if you’re married to someone, sometimes you find something new about them,” Miranda expressed. “Dudes don’t open up about things but he started telling me about the experience of it all.”

As Miranda shared, Blake was only 14-years-old when his family was rocked by tragedy. Until “Over You”, the Oklahoman hadn’t written a song about the heartbreaking experience, because, as his father Richard said, “You don’t get over it. You just get used to it.”

“I was like, ‘Well, could we write it? Do you want to try or is that invasive?'” Miranda continued. “I would never try to write your story because I didn’t live it, but maybe I could help because I’m an outside perspective but I feel your pain talking to me right now.”

The song ultimately earned the pair the CMA Award for Song of the Year in 2012 and the ACM Award for Song of the Year in 2013. Despite any strain between them as they went their separate ways, Miranda is happy that the song was a part of a healing process for Blake and his loved ones.

“Over You” Official Music Video

“Over You” Lyrics

Weather man said it’s gonna snow
By now I should be used to the cold
Mid-February shouldn’t be so scary
It was only December
I still remember the presents, the tree, you and me

But you went away
How dare you?
I miss you
They say I’ll be OK
But I’m not going to ever get over you

Living alone here in this place
I think of you, and I’m not afraid
Your favorite records make me feel better
Cause you sing along
With every song
I know you didn’t mean to give them to me

But you went away
How dare you?
I miss you
They say I’ll be OK
But I’m not going to ever get over you

It really sinks in, you know, when I see it in stone

Cause you went away,
How dare you?
I miss you
They say I’ll be OK
But I’m not going to ever get over you

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