Housewife's Prayer

Album: Hell On Heels (2011)
  • Pistol Annies is the all-female trio of Miranda Lambert and fellow songwriters Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe. Much of the material on their Hell On Heels album comes from their own experiences, including this song, which was penned by Presley. She told CMT News: "I came up with that idea when I was sitting on my living room couch. I had just gone through - or was going through - a divorce, and I was contemplating burning my house down. Because I didn't know what else to do. And I was going over, 'Now, how can I do it, and the insurance company won't figure it out, and what should I do? What do I want to save?' And then I snapped to reality, and I was like, 'No, do not burn your house down.' So I picked up my guitar and I wrote the first line of that song, and I shared it with these girls, and they were like, 'Yes!' Then the way that the song went on, it's almost like Miranda's personality. She's like, 'Yeah, a gallon of gas and the matches.'"
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