Kerosene by Miranda Lambert


"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 (Loves 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.