Masterpiece

Album: Interstate Gospel (2018)
  • Miranda Lambert takes the lead vocals on this waltz-like ballad about the difficulties of going through a romance in the public eye. The topic is something the country star is all too familiar with: News of her relationship with Blake Shelton was a tabloid fixture during its nine-year span from dating to divorce, and then Lambert embarked on another relationship with another singer, R&B artist Anderson East.
  • Lambert starts off the song by comparing love in the limelight to a famous painting.

    Once you've been framed, you can't get out
    Who's brave enough to take it down?


    In the second verse, Lambert talks about a relationship in the public eye as being "like a rodeo," while in the final verse she compares it to a country song.
  • Lambert said "Masterpiece" was a song that had to be written, and who better to help her pen it than her fellow Pistol Annies, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.

    "It was at a time where we needed to write this song," she said. "I needed to write it and I needed to write it with my sisters. There wasn't anybody else I could've captured that with."

    "You know… when you go through something hard, people that love you go through it with you," Lambert continued. "And that was one of those moments of writing where I feel like we all jump on each other's emotion and go, 'Oh yeah, I feel that too. Let's write about it.'"
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