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"Kerosene" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Miranda Lambert. It was released in September 2005 as the third single and title-track to her debut album of the same name. The song is about a break-up, where the narrator has enough with her boyfriend and starts burning his stuff with kerosene. It reached number 15 on the Hot Country Songs charts, becoming Lambert's first Top 20 country hit. It also peaked at number 61 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100. The working title of the song was "Kerosene (Love's Givin' Up on Me)". The accompanying music video for the song, directed by Trey Fanjoy, shows Lambert carrying a tin of kerosene and emptying out as a trail on the countryside that leads back to her ex-boyfriend's house, igniting the trail so the house burns down as well. The song was Lambert's first to be certified Gold by the RIAA on March 6, 2006. It also gave Lambert her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. 


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I'm waitin' on the sun to set 'cause yesterday ain't over yet
I started smoking cigarettes, there's nothing else to do I guess
Dusty roads ain't made for walkin', spinning tires ain't made for stoppin'
I'm givin' up on love 'cause love's given up on me

Well, I gave it everything I had and everything I got was bad
Life ain't hard but it's too long livin' like some country song
Trade the truth in for a lie, cheatin' really ain't a crime
I'm givin' up on love 'cause love's given up on me

Forget your high society, I'm soakin' it in kerosene
Light 'em up and watch them burn, teach 'em what they need to learn, ha
Dirty hands ain't made for shakin', ain't a rule that ain't worth breakin'
Well, I'm givin' up on love 'cause love's given up on me

Now, I don't hate the one who left
You can't hate someone who's dead
He's out there holding on to someone, I'm holding up my smoking gun
I'll find somewhere to lay my blame the day she changes her last name
Well, I'm givin' up on love 'cause love's given up on me
Well, I'm givin' up on love, hey, love's given up on me

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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Leigh Shelton (née Lambert) (born November 10, 1983) is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. Lambert made her debut with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. This album, which was certified Platinum in the United States, also produced the singles "Bring Me Down", "Kerosene", and "New Strings". All four singles were Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. more »

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Written by: Miranda Lambert, Steve Earle

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