I’m not sure I ever fully realized this until now, but I am a full-fledged Carrie Underwood stan. (What do we call ourselves, anyway? Carriers? Underlings? Little Underwoodsman? Please advise.)

From “Jesus Take The Wheel” to “Before He Cheats” to “Blown Away” to last year’s “Something In The Water,” the drop dead gawgeous country-pop diva’s reliably served us (and Jesus) with powerhouse vocals, heartfelt emotion and good ol’ country girl charm for years.

Carrie’s got a new single coming off of her greatest hits record Greatest Hits: Decade Number 1 soon, and it’s called “Little Toy Guns.” And it’s really, really great! And also super heavy.

The song centers around a little girl hiding away inside of a coat closet watching her mom and dad fight, praying for it all to go away — P!nk‘s “Family Portrait” style.

As if the song wasn’t already loaded with enough gut-punch emotion as it is, the production itself is properly thunderous — as is the massive chorus: “I wish words were like little toy guns/No sting, no hurt no one, Just a bang bang rollin’ off your tongue!” Those vocals at the end of the song, especially, are nuts. “Toy gu-UH-UH-UUUUUHNS!” (She did win Idol for a reason, after all.)

Strong message. Strong song. Strong feelings all around.

So excited to announce my new single, "Little Toy Guns". Hope you love this song as much as I do!

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‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1’ was released on December 9. (iTunes)