Lauren Alaina, ‘She’s a Wildflower’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Lauren Alaina recently revealed that one of the songs on on her highly anticipated full-length album, 'Wildflower,' is titled 'She's a Wildflower.' The lyrics of the tune (penned by Gordie Sampson, Steve McEwan and Hillary Lindsay) tell the story of the meek girl everyone remembers from school who grows into a strong and successful woman later on in life.
"We wrote this song at my studio, which we call 'The Shack,' which is just a barn," Sampson tells Taste of Country. "I remember Hillary Lindsay sitting on the stairs in there where she likes to sit when we write. I don't remember why we wrote it or anything too specific about it. It was just a story that had been written over and over."
"She was the kind of girl that never quite fit in / Holes in her shoes and freckles on her skin / Every time she saw those school doors open wide / She'd wanna turn around and run back home and hide," they wrote to open the song.
"Everybody has somebody in their class who was the outcast or the ugly ducking. Some of us were that people!" Sampson says with a laugh. "That song was written about that girl in school who would sit behind you or in front of you, who really didn't say much."
"She's a wildflower just waiting on a sunny day / Waiting on the winds of change to blow / Just a red hot spark that's looking for a little flame, yeah / Trying to find that perfect place / Yeah, she's trying to find a place / She's a wildflower that's waiting on a sunny day / She's the secret that nobody knows / She's a wildflower," they wrote as the lyrics to the final chorus of 'She's a Wildflower.'
"Then she went on to live this life where she spreads her wings to be somebody and be what she wanted to be," Sampson continues.
Alaina's album, 'Wildflower,' is set to hit stores on October 11. “Wildflowers are sweet, but then they have a little bit of spunk to them,” she said when announcing the details of the album. “I like to have a lot of fun and I’m really sassy, so I feel like a wildflower would be a good description of who I am as a person."