Carrie Underwood’s ‘Two Black Cadillacs’: Story Behind the Heavy Song

by Katie Maloney

The song can make anyone feel angsty about bad love and broken hearts. Country superstar, Carrie Underwood, shared the details about her “dark” and “heavy” song, “Two Black Cadillacs.”

Written by Underwood along with Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear, “Two Black Cadillacs” is about two women who discover that they are in a relationship with the same man. Instead of villainizing each other or even leaving the man, they decide to band together and get even. And when we say “get even,” we mean they kill him.

During the song, Underwood sings, “Turns out he’d been lying to both of them for oh so long. They decided then he’d never get away with doing this to them. Two black Cadillacs waiting for the right time.”

The song appeared on Underwood’s 2012 album Blown Away, and spent 24 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart peaking in the number four spot. During an interview, Underwood talks about the story behind the song.

“It was so much fun to write and just be in that room,” says Underwood.”…And we didn’t really know what to expect or where we were headed or what we would end up with.”

Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs.”

Carrie Underwood Gravitates Towards ‘Dark’ Songs

This isn’t the first time Underwood released a darker song. Her 2012 single, “Blown Away” is about a woman who finds shelter during a violent storm while leaving her abusive, inebriated father passed out on the couch upstairs – knowing that the storm will most likely kill him. Underwood also recorded “Before He Cheats” in 2005. The song is about a woman who destroys her boyfriend’s car after learning that he’s cheating on her. So what draws Underwood to these more dramatic songs?

“Only Carrie really knows what draws her toward these songs,” says co-writer Kear. “I can’t say what she finds interesting in some of these darker themes, but it appears her audience enjoys it when she gravitates towards dramatic storylines,” he says.

Underwood explained what she loves about “Two Black Cadillacs.”

“It’s just drama. It’s drama, and it’s dark, but it’s also, you have to listen to the whole thing. You’re sucked in, from the beginning, from the music, and it’s just, you know something’s gonna happen,” says Underwood.”By the end of it, it’s like, ‘Oh, my gosh, he’s gone, and they don’t even care!’ And it’s good. It’s heavy!”

As long as she keeps releasing hit songs we’re all for some heavy, revenge-filled music.