What Miranda Lambert's Bluebird Really Means

Miranda Lambert is one of the most celebrated country artists in the business, having won two Grammy awards and receiving 15 nominations during her career. The Texas native has also performed her greatest hits to sold-out arenas, belting out popular tunes like "The House That Built Me" and "Little Red Wagon," to name a few numbers. It's an impressive leap from Lambert's humble beginnings, which included winning third place on the reality competition show, Nashville Star, in 2003.

The singer's personal life is just as interesting as her music, with Lambert marrying former NYPD officer Brendan Mcloughlin in 2019, just five years after divorcing from fellow country artist Blake Shelton. The ups and downs of her relationships have undoubtedly inspired a few tunes, and some might be wondering if her 2019 song, "Bluebird," is included on this list. The track is from her seventh album, Wildcard.

As it turns out, "Bluebird" is as personal as it gets. And with that in mind, here's the true meaning of the song.

Miranda Lambert says writing 'Bluebird' was 'magical'

As Billboard noted, "Bluebird" is Miranda Lambert's "first solo No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart since 2012's 'Over You.'" And considering how inspirational the song is, it isn't hard to see why it's such a hit. 

Lambert opened up about the track, which she co-wrote with Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick, during a September 2019 concert. "Luke had texted me the line from an old poem he had seen. It said something about keeping a bluebird in your heart and he said, 'I want to write that with you because I feel like that's what you did and that's what we all do,'" she said, according to Billboard. "When we got in the room to write it, it felt really magical. Something about a bluebird is hopeful, even through blue times." The artist added, "When I sing this song, I feel a little flutter and I feel every single word I sing."

Speaking of the lyrics, they're dark and hopeful at the same time. "And if love keeps giving me lemons / I'll just mix 'em in my drink," she says in one verse, a joke Lambert touched on when speaking to Entertainment Weekly in August 2019. "That was a definite Miranda line because that's what I do," she quipped. "You can't stay in the moment that's not good for you."

Another meaningful verse? "And if the whole wide world stops singing / And all the stars go dark / I'll keep a light on in my soul / Keep a bluebird in my heart." Clearly, this tune is about resilience, which Lambert has no shortage of.