As usual, Miranda Lambert put on what was perhaps the best performance of the night last week at the CMAs. By now everybody has heard about what’s been going on with her personal life. It’s unfortunate that people have to go through things like that in public. It’s hard enough to do it in private.
Miranda played a song that I hadn’t heard before and I’m ashamed of that because it’s off her most recent record, Platinum. I probably have heard it before, but haven’t seen the emotion behind it up until now.
Bathroom Sink – Miranda Lambert
I think it’s always something unique when an artist writes a song entirely on their own. In those situations you often get real emotion that the person is going through and that’s exactly what we get on this song.
Even though the album was released well over a year ago you can see that Miranda has been going through some struggles for a while with her personal life. It might not be exactly because of what’s happened lately, but those things usually start somewhere.
From the lyrics, the song seems to be about a whole mess of emotions that we all experience. Looking in the mirror and seeing self-doubt, anger, frustrating and all those emotions that make you feel bad. You try to cover it up and put on a good face, but you’re not sure how long it’ll last.
It’s pretty courageous that Miranda and other artists like her are willing to share these types of songs. They aren’t direct with the lyrics, but find a way to show the emotion and give people a glimpse of what’s going on.
And the reality is that we all go through things like this. We all go through difficult times and these types of songs are there to let us know that we’re not alone.
And that, in a way, makes us feel a little bit better.
CML Points: 93/100