Miranda Song Inspired by the Death of Blake's Brother
“Over You” is about Blake's older brother, killed in a car crash more than 20 years ago.
Miranda Lambert tells Ladies’ Home Journal that she and Blake Shelton broke down crying while writing the song “Over You,” about Blake's older brother Richie dying in a car crash in 1990.
“One day he just opened up and was talking to me about it,” Miranda told the magazine. The song is on Miranda’s soon-to-be-released Four the Record album.
“And then he was playing this pretty little melody and we started adding words. I said, ‘You went away,’ and Blake said, ‘How dare you,’ and we both started crying. I’ve never cried writing a song before. Now that I’m so close to him, it's my pain, too,”she said.
“Later he said, ‘I think it's better if you record it. Honestly, I don't think I can get through singing it every night onstage, so what’s the point?’ I love that song, and I feel like it’s time for me to show I have that side of me that's vulnerable and hurting for someone else.”