“This little girl hears her parents fighting, and it really affects her,” the country superstar shares of the song’s storyline, about a child who wishes her mother and father’s scathing words were as harmless as shots fired from a plastic pistol.
Directed by PR Brown, the clip plays on the child’s fantasies, as she mentally transports herself from her combative home to a storybook land where she’s a mythical hero. As Underwood sings about a daughter “caught in the crossfire” of her feuding parents, the little girl — dressed in Lord of the Rings-type garb — runs through a forest to eventually reunite her mother and father. The end of the video takes the song a step beyond its lyrics, as reality returns and peace prevails.
Written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey, “Little Toy Guns” joins the chart-topping “Something in the Water” as the two new tracks on the country superstar’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album. The compilation, released December 9th, also features new versions of four previous Underwood hits.
The 31-year-old singer and husband Mike Fisher, who plays for the Nashville Predators, will welcome their first child (a boy, as revealed on November’s CMA Awards), this spring.