Miranda Lambert’s ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash’ Lyrics Were Inspired by Mom’s Advice
Once again Miranda Lambert is leaning into a mom-ism for a new radio single. The singer stops short of saying her mother used to say "It all comes out in the wash," but she came close.
"That’s something that all our moms would say to us when we were little, was to not worry about a stain," Lambert says, referring to herself and the three other "It All Comes Out In the Wash" writers, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose. This is the group that (sans Lambert) wrote songs like "Girl Crush" for Little Big Town and "Cry Pretty" for Carrie Underwood (with Underwood). Separately they have dozens of hit songs and album cuts, but none were a part of Lambert's 2013 hit "Mama's Broken Heart," a song that finds the singer reciting her mother's demands that she "Go and fix your make up girl / It's just a break up / Run and hide your crazy and start actin' like a lady."
Lambert says she brought the song title, "It All Comes Out in the Wash," into the room.
“We like to talk about girly things and things going on in life when we write together, so I feel like this song is just kind of a mix of scenarios that all of us have either been a part of, or seen, or you know, something that’s happened in all of our lives," she says. "Realizing that when you have something in your life that’s a little hurtful, or you know, a moment that you wish would pass, it does all pass. And it all comes out in the wash."
"Don't Sweat it, Tide Stick'll get it / It'll all come out, all come out in the wash," Lambert sings during the chorus of "It All Comes Out in the Wash," a song set for digital release on July 18 and for inclusion on her upcoming studio album, which she says she hopes will be delivered this fall.
This is the second song Lambert has shared from that album. At the 2019 CMA Fest she performed "Locomotive" and talked about how her new album is a return to a more traditional Lambert style and sound:
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