The song Virginia Bluebell by Miranda Lambert, although slow, is a good song with more than words set to a tune.
This song is about a friend who’s life isn’t going right and the song was written to remind the friend it will get worse before it gets better. The first line implies her friend is keeping everything to themselves. In this song, Miranda is telling a friend that although life can be tough, they can’t let it bring them down. She emphasises this in the first two lines in the second verse. She is also saying that they have many qualities and that they should stop looking for flaws.
The main metaphor in this song is when she compares her friend to a flower. This comparison is important because a lot of people think they aren’t good enough or “can’t live up to a rose”, but Miranda is telling her friend it doesn’t matter because she doesn’t see how amazing she really is.
The most powerful symbolism in this song is ‘even through a storm a flower can bloom’. The meaning of this quote is even when life seems unbearable, it will be okay. Another line says ‘shaded by a tree, can’t live up to a rose’. This part of the song could mean everyone expects the friend to be perfect so the friend believes they have to be perfect, but the friend knows they are not perfect or even close to it. The line after that means they need people to stop comparing them to perfection. This is evident when it speaks of a sunny place.
Even though this song isn’t intended to be a Christian song, it does agree with what the Bible says. Genesis 1:27 says, ‘So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.’ This verse means everyone has Gods characteristics, and Miranda is telling her friend that just because she doesn’t see how many qualities they really have, it doesn’t mean they’re not there.
This song is a good song and can help us remember we are all made in Gods image.
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