Famous in a Small Town by Miranda Lambert  » Music  »
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  • I think that if you live in a big city or something, you find it hard to really know what the song is talking about
  • If it is in the newspaper, I don't think most people read that anymore

    • by forevergrateful12
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      I have known about this song for a while now, since it came out a few years ago. But I had no idea that it was by Miranda Lambert. The only time I had ever heard of her is when she won the award for best female video at the CMT Music Awards for the song “White Liar”. When I went on youtube to see the video for “White Liar”, “Famous in a Small Town” starting playing right after it because I was on Miranda Lambert’s official youtube channel. I then realized that I have liked this female country singer.

      This song talks about something that a lot of people can relate to. I think that if you live in a big city or something, you find it hard to really know what the song is talking about. When you live in a big city, there are so many people around that when the day comes that you will die,


      you won’t be all over the news and the entire city will not mourn you. They will have no idea who you are and therefore cannot feel anything but sympathy for those that lost you. Unless you died a very traggic death, no one will even blink an eye unless they really knew you.

      But when you live in a small town, it is completely different and that is what this song speaks about. When you live in a town where the population is only about three thousand or so, people start to really get to know you over the years. They know you by name, they know your parents, they know where you hang out and with who, they known family secrets, and so much more. When someone drives down the road and sees you walking in the rain, you won’t be afraid when they pull over and ask you for a ride because nine times out of ten,


      • you know who they are. And if you don’t, then you know someone who does know them and you know that you can trust them. In a small town, you know who the good people are and who the bad people are. You know the areas to stay clear of, the people whose paths you should not cross, and who you can lend a helping hand to.

        And in a small town, when you finally pass on, the entire town will mourn you. Because as this song says, when you die in a small town, you die famous. People know you by name and by face. Everyone in the town will show up at your funeral and calling hours and will be at your burial. The town will help out and donate money to your family to help them make it through. In big cities, that kind of thing just doesn’t happen. Where there are less people, there are less

        people to know. And where there are less people, there are less people who die. For example, in New York City, when someone dies, no one even knows about it unless it’s on the news. If it is in the newspaper, I don’t think most people read that anymore. I can’t remember the last time I picked up a newspaper. Most of what can be found in a periodical can be found on the television or internet. We have different ways of obtaining information and communicating now, and the newspaper isn’t all that popular anymore. But in a small town, local news is for local people. And if a local person dies, it will be on the news. People will know by word of mouth and by communicating with those in the town.

        This song gets a rating of a nine from me because I think it is a very wonderful and powerful song, and it speaks a great deal of truth.




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