Pistol Annies’ “Housewife’s Prayer” Offers A Unique Perspective On The Struggles For Stay-At-Home Moms Everywhere

I’m pretty sure any stay-at-home mom will tell you that it’s a damn hard job.

Rewarding? Yes, but often times, it can be isolating and lonely.

And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s got me thinking about the good country songs dedicated to moms and how important they are.

From Morgan Wallen’s new “Thought You Should Know,” to classics like Willie and Waylon’s “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” there’s plenty of good stuff out there.

But you’d be hard-pressed to find one as unique, and as honest, as the Pistol Annie’s “Housewife’s Prayer.”

Written by the band’s trio in Miranda LambertAshley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, the song was included on their 2011 debut studio record, Hell On Heels.

They address the emptiness and strain that being at home raising little kids all the time can cause your mental health, and how it often bleeds into a marriage and overall happiness with no one to turn to:

“Well I’ve been thinking about
All these pills I’m taking
I wash them down with an ice cold beer
And a love I ain’t been making
Oh, I feel like I’m burning up
With words I ain’t been saying
And all these pills I’m taking”

Though it’s a pretty dark take on the topic, I can only imagine there are plenty of times where a lot of housewives and stay-at-home moms relate to every single word. I mean, I feel like you can only tolerate so much Peppa Pig before you feel like at least setting your TV on fire.

I know I’ve never heard song quite like it before, and I’m impressed every single day by all the kickass moms I know, whether they stay-at-home or work a full-time job.

It’s the hardest gig in the world no matter what, and I know I wouldn’t be here today without mine.

Happy (early) Mother’s Day, y’all:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock