We Should Be Friends

Album: The Weight of These Wings (2016)
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  • The only sole Miranda Lambert composition on The Weight Of These Wings, this upbeat song finds the country star playfully listing off some of the qualities and quirks she looks for in new friends.

    If your mind's as cluttered as your kitchen sink
    If your heart's as empty as your diesel tank
    If all your white t-shirts have stains
    If you've got some goods and got some ink
    Well then, we should be friends


    Potential new recruits for Lambert's social circle don't need to worry about keeping a tidy house or dressing stylishly when she visits.
  • The Trey Fanjoy directed video was shot at a beauty parlor in Watertown, Tennessee. We see Lambert making friends and getting a makeover at Wanda's House of Beauty. Lambert's friend and longtime songwriting partner Natalie Hemby can also be seen with Miller Lite cans rather than curlers in her hair. Another collaborator Waylon Payne gets a shave that leaves him with a 5 o'clock shadow.
  • This was the last song that Lambert wrote for The Weight Of These Wings. "I was in my music room," she recalled to American Songwriter. "But I didn't have that one song that I wrote alone, that I feel speaks directly for Miranda Lambert, and who I am. I'm a huge believer in writing by yourself. It's fun to be pushed by songwriters better than you, but it's important to keep it close and remind you of the grind of songwriting and the reward."
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