Riff: Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

Oct 3, 2012

There’s not enough wind in Oklahoma to rip the nails out of the past

from Blown Away lyrics by Carrie Underwood

Underwood uses an allegory of natural disasters representing a daughter’s ultimate savior from her father’s alcoholism. Powerful lyrics, and very fitting music for it; the upbeat tempo and minor key arpeggios accentuate Underwood’s very apparent anger.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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