All Kinds of Kinds

With conversation pouring out from all corners of social media and the news about gender, race, and politics I feel it makes perfect sense to review Miranda Lambert’s song All Kinds of Kinds. All Kinds of Kinds was a track off her album For The Record, which was released in 2011.

The song received a brief amount of popularity on country radio nationwide, but then as quickly as it came seemed to disappear. Although the song is not the new new thing, the message that is portrays is relevant now more than ever in our culture.

The song talks about average people we know in our everyday life and tells us a little bit about the things we don’t see behind closed doors.

Thomas was a congressman with closets full of skeletons
And dresses that he wore on Friday nights
Phyllis was a pharmacist, a dab of that, a pinch of this
Concocted to suppress her appetite

When the children were fiddlin’ she’d slip ’em some Ritalin
And wait for Thomasina to arrive

The song also talks about people who are different than us that we judge. Lambert sings about this in the first verse when talking about people who are in a circus, who are getting married. She shed light onto a group of people that most of us just stare at and keep walking. By singing about them at a wedding it gives them relatable characteristics so that we begin to see them in a less judgmental, and more relatable light.

The people we judge for being different are really just like us. The people we see as normal hide their own feelings, emotions, and skeletons behind closed doors. So maybe after all, we really don’t know them either. Her words tell a story that lives up to the phrase “You never know what someone else is dealing with”.

People often hate people that are different than them in viewpoint, sexual orientation, race, etc. They are hateful because they are uneducated, and they are hateful because they are scared. Miranda Lamberts song All Kinds of Kinds makes you reexamine your actions and in my opition sends a strong positive message to all.

Don’t agree with me? Than listen and respond with your own review.

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