Carrie Underwood Divulges the Vulnerable Meaning Behind 2023 Song ‘Give Her That’

The country musician released the track on her ‘Denim and Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition)’ album last year.
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is revealing the emotional and vulnerable meaning behind her 2023 single “Give Her That,” which was featured on the deluxe edition of her ninth studio album, Denim and Rhinestones. She dropped the updated project, featuring 12 original tracks, in addition to six new ones, last September.

The eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer opened up in an Instagram video and detailed some not-so-hidden meanings behind the songs, which are rather clear if you carefully listen to the creatively written lyrics.

“‘Give Her That’ is a song about a relationship that is no more. I’m like thinking about this person and they’ve moved on and that’s great and she’s great, and it’s you know, ‘Yay for you guys,’” the 40-year-old stated. “It’s [about] just knowing that there’s certain things that you’re always going to have from that person. That’s kind of what you do in relationships—whether you want to or not, you’re gonna leave pieces of yourself behind. There’s little things that you can’t give away to anybody else, because that person will always have them.”

She added that it’s not really a breakup ballad, or a song about hopeless longing, rather it’s the singer saying, “I’ll always have a piece of you, even if you’ve moved on.”

Underwood also gave a shout-out to her cowriters, Lydia Vaughn and David Garcia, with whom she worked to create a “cool vibe, melodically and musically.”

Listen to “Give Her That” here.

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