This explosive slice of country-rock finds Underwood singing of the ancient god of love, Cupid, dispensing with his bow and arrow and moving onto firearms. The singer penned the song with the pair of Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, who also wrote the album's title track.
Brad Paisley provides the guitar licks to this fiddle footstomper, as he and Underwood reconnect after their duet, "Remind Me
," which hit #1 on the country music charts in the fall of 2011. The pair also frequently co-host the CMA Awards.
When Carrie performed this romp during a Live on Letterman mini concert, she admitted that it's a little out of character and her husband, Mike Fisher, questioned it the first time she let him listen to the tune.
Underwood told Letterman that she had to pull out every hunting reference she'd ever heard her husband make while writing the lyrics: "I'm like, 'Remington? I think that's a gun," she said. "Yeah. Yeah, yeah, let's say that. Kevlar? What is that? I know that's something, something important,'" she told the crowd. "But the other writers had to teach me what the word 'barrage' meant. I was like, 'What is that? Is that a word? You guys are making crap up, trying to stick it in a song.' But I learned something new, so that was fun."
In Roman mythology, Cupid was the god of love, his name coming from the Latin "cupido," meaning "desire." In the Greek version he was named Eros and seen as one of the primordial gods. These days Cupid is frequently shown in paintings and sculptures shooting his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day.