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It All Comes Out in the Wash
Miranda Lambert Lyrics


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If you wear a white shirt to a crawfish boil
Stonewashed jeans while you're changing the oil
When you find yourself dating the bridesmaid's ex
You accidentally bring him to the wedding, whoops
If you pour yourself a Merlot to go
You dip your fries in your ketchup on a bumpy road
You spill the beans to your mama, sister got knocked up
In a truck at the 7-Eleven, don't sweat it

'Cause it'll all come out, all come out in the wash
It'll all come out, all come out in the wash
Every little stain, every little heartbreak, no matter how messy it got
You take the sin and the men and you throw 'em all in
And you put that sucker on spin

You got frisky with your boss at the copy machine
You drunk-dialed your ex-husband, don't remember a thing
Had a fancy dinner at your mother-in-law's
Spilled A1 Sauce on her table cloth, don't sweat it
Tide stick will get it

It'll all come out, all come out in the wash (all come out in the wash)
It'll all come out, all come out in the wash (all come out in the wash)
Every little stain, every little heartbreak, no matter how messy it got
You take the sin and the men and you throw 'em all in
And you put that sucker on spin
Put that sucker on spin
You gotta put that sucker on spin

And the laundry list goes like this
Every teardrop, every white lie
Every dirty cotton sheet, let it line-dry
All the mistakes, all the wild streaks
That's why the good Lord made bleach
Oh-oh!

It'll all come out, all come out in the wash (all come out in the wash)
It'll all come out, all come out in the wash (all come out in the wash)
Every little stain, every little heartbreak, no matter how messy it got
You take the sin and the men and you throw 'em all in
And you put that sucker on spin
Put that sucker on spin
Yeah, put that sucker on spin

Yeah, you put that sucker on spin
And around and around and around and around we go
'Round and around and around and around we go

Overall Meaning

Miranda Lambert's "It All Comes Out in the Wash" is a song about letting go of things that are out of your control. The song lists various scenarios that could potentially result in a mess, and the message is clear: Don't sweat the small stuff because it will all wash away in the end. The chorus repeats the phrase, "It'll all come out in the wash," which is a euphemism for everything will eventually solve itself. The song provides a reassuring and even humorous take on life's messes, emphasizing that they're all just a part of being human.


The first verse of the song describes situations in which you may end up in a sticky situation, such as wearing inappropriate clothing to an event, accidentally dating someone you shouldn't, or accidentally letting a secret slip out to your family. The second verse deals with similar situations, such as spilling things on nice clothes or making mistakes.


The laundry motif of the song reinforces the idea that everything is washable, and everything has a solution. Whether it's stains or heartbreak, it all washes away in the end. The line, "That's why the good Lord made bleach," suggests that there's a solution to every problem, and things always have a way of working out in the end.


Overall, "It All Comes Out in the Wash" is a lighthearted and fun take on life's mishaps, highlighting the importance of not taking things too seriously and letting go of things that are out of your control.


Line by Line Meaning

If you wear a white shirt to a crawfish boil
If you wear something light-colored to a dirty environment


Stonewashed jeans while you're changing the oil
If you wear jeans that you wouldn't want to get dirty while doing something that is likely to get them dirty


When you find yourself dating the bridesmaid's ex
When you date someone that has a connection to someone else in your life


You accidentally bring him to the wedding, whoops
When you make a mistake that has potential consequences - like bringing an ex to a wedding


If you pour yourself a Merlot to go
If you take alcohol with you on-the-go, like in a travel mug


You dip your fries in your ketchup on a bumpy road
If you make a mess while eating in a difficult environment


You spill the beans to your mama, sister got knocked up
When you unintentionally reveal something private to someone who probably shouldn't know


In a truck at the 7-Eleven, don't sweat it
When you do something that might be frowned upon in public, but you shouldn't let it get to you


Every little stain, every little heartbreak, no matter how messy it got
No matter how big or small the mistake, it'll come out in the wash


You take the sin and the men and you throw 'em all in
You put everything you need to clean together in the washer


And you put that sucker on spin
You run the washer and let it run its course


You got frisky with your boss at the copy machine
When you engage in a questionable relationship or activity with someone you probably shouldn't


You drunk-dialed your ex-husband, don't remember a thing
When you make a mistake that is influenced by alcohol and don't remember what you did


Had a fancy dinner at your mother-in-law's
When you're in a high-pressure situation where you feel like you need to impress someone


Spilled A1 Sauce on her table cloth, don't sweat it
When you make a mistake but shouldn't let it ruin the whole experience


Tide stick will get it
There's always a solution to the problem


Every teardrop, every white lie
Every mistake, whether it's big or small


Every dirty cotton sheet, let it line-dry
Every mistake or problem needs to be exposed and given time to fix itself


All the mistakes, all the wild streaks
All of the ups and downs in life, good and bad


That's why the good Lord made bleach
There's always a way to fix a mistake or problem


And around and around and around and around we go
We all make mistakes and go through the ups and downs of life


'Round and around and around and around we go
We can always fix the mistakes and come out on top




Lyrics ยฉ CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, Lori Mckenna, Miranda Lambert

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Kj B

Been going through a depression. This song got me out of bed today, even managed to clean up a little . Made me smile . Love it, you did it again miranda!

Susan Mathews

Thanks so much for all the great music not to mention your are so beautiful from Ky girl

AmericanMade1964

Praying for you. I won't get depressed anymore ever again. Try to look at everything from a different perspective. I lost my husband in 2018 to cancer and I didn't know how I would live without him. I asked God for strength and wisdom and here I am debt free! ๐Ÿ™

Karissa Rice

Same here

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