Use My Heart

Album: The Weight of These Wings (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • The Weight of These Wings was recorded in the aftermath of Miranda Lambert's divorce from Blake Shelton and there are a number of songs on the album that cause listeners to think she is singing about the end of their marriage. This track is one of the most obvious candidates.

    The thought of loving you just makes me sick
    I don't have the nerve to use my heart


    "Tin Man" and "To Learn Her" are two others tracks on the album that appear to be inspired by the pain of the breakdown of Lambert's relationship with Shelton.
  • Lambert wrote the song with her Pistol Annies pal Ashley Monroe and new collaborator Waylon Payne, who portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis in Walk the Line. The same trio also penned "To Learn Her."

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