Pistol Annies, ‘Hell on Heels’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Pistol Annies are burning up the country singles chart with their haunting lyrics and their debut single, 'Hell on Heels.' The song was written by the three Annies -- Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley -- and has helped make their debut album reach No. 1 a week after its release.
"I had that title for two years," says Presley in a recent track-by-track overview of the new album. "For some reason I never could write it on my own or find anyone to share it with. Then, as soon as I met these girls, I was like, 'OK!' Miranda wasn’t sure about my original melody, but Ashley came up with one and I went, 'That’s it!'"
"I got a pink guitar, a Lincoln town car / From old what’s-his-name I met in a bar / Got a high-rise flat in Hollywood / From a married man wasn’t up to no good / I’m hell on heels, baby I’m comin’ for you / Then there’s Jim, I almost forgot / I ran him off, but I took the yacht / Poor old Billy, bless his heart / I’m still using his credit card / I’m hell on heels, sugar daddy I’m comin’ for you," they wrote in the lyrics.
"We kind of wrote little bits of our different personalities in each verse," adds Lambert. "But what I really like about it is, you don’t really know what happened to all these men in the song -- but they were never seen or heard from again."
"I’m hell on heels, say what you will / I done made the devil a deal / He made me pretty, he made me smart / And I’m gonna break me a million hearts / I’m hell on heels, baby I’m comin’ for you," the girls sing in the song.
"It’s very girl empowering," Presley, laughing, says of the lyrics.