Stumbling on a video I recorded of the video “Little toy guns” by Carrie Underwood.
Oh the days of free Wi-Fi during my exchange programme in Poland. How I miss those times right now!

Brings back memories, I learnt from this song how to use words wisely and the harm caused when we don’t!
When we realise the words we speak are really weighty and cannot be packed up like broken pieces of eggs.
Words like air can’t be touched but can be felt causing indelible scars when abused.

I absolutely love how explicit and surreal the video and lyric are, it’s what happens most of the time. Here’s a link to the song on YouTube 🙂

Little Toy Guns by Carrie Underwood

“In between the coats in the closet
She held on to that heart-shaped locket
Staring at a family, flawless
But it ain’t a pretty picture tonight

Mom and daddy just won’t stop it
Fighting at the drop of a faucet
Cuts through the walls, catastrophic
She’s caught in the crossfire

Puts her hands over her ears
Starts talking through the tears
And she’s saying, and she’s praying

I wish words were like little toy guns
No sting, no hurting no one
Just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)
Yeah, no smoke, no bullets
No kick from the trigger when you pull it
No pain, no damage done
(I wish words were like little toy guns)
And just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)

Wish there was a white flag waving
Or that they were both just faking
And it was just a game they were playing
Like shoot-’em-up cowboys

Leave the plastic pistols in the front yard
Throw away the scorecard
And just turn off all the noise

Oh, I wish they didn’t cut like a knife
I wish they didn’t break you inside
I wish they didn’t bang, bang
Make you wanna run…”

Words aren’t like little toys guns sadly, so we must think and be intentional about the words we say bearing in mind that this is life and not like it is in the movies.




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