Carrie Underwood is explaining why she isn't too vocal politically.
The country singer revealed that she feels "more people try to pin me places politically," in a recent interview with The Guardian.
"I try to stay far out of politics if possible, at least in public, because nobody wins," she continued. "It’s crazy. Everybody tries to sum everything up and put a bow on it, like it’s black and white. And it’s not like that."
During the interview, she also addressed one of her songs that elicited a variety of responses upon its 2018 release -- "The Bullet."
The song contains references to guns and the aftermath of a shooting. Some of the lyrics include: "You can blame it on hate or blame it on guns. But mamas ain't supposed to bury their sons. Left a hole in her heart and it still ain't done. The bullet keeps on goin.'"
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"It's a beautiful and powerful song, and I thought for a long time whether or not I was the one to deliver its message," she said in an interview with Stellar Magazine last year. "Unfortunately, too many events have happened and not just on a grand scale ... any word I say right now is gonna be wrong."
"But too many people are going to relate to it — whether in the military, if they're cops, or just people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time," she added.
In her recent interview with The Guardian, she said that the message was misconstrued by some.
"Immediately people said 'Oh you have a song about gun control,'" she said. "It was more about the lives that were changed by something terrible happening. And it does kind of bug me when people take a song, or take something I said and try to pigeonhole or force me to pick a side or something."
"It’s a discussion – a long discussion," she added.
While Underwood might not want to overtly express her opinions in that realm, another extremely personal topic she is willing to discuss is her journey through suffering three miscarriages in two years.
"The miscarriages made me get real with God and say, 'Okay, I’m kind of giving up a little bit. If this isn’t meant to happen, then I need to accept that and know that someday I’ll understand why,'" she told People earlier this month.
She also opened up about why she's talking about this subject now.
"It’s something that people don’t really talk about. Even people who are my friends and I know well, after I talked about it were like, 'My gosh, me too!' And I feel like it’s something I should’ve known about them," she told The Guardian.
"I will always mourn those children, those lives that were a shooting star, a breath of smoke, but I have Jacob, and he is incredible, he is the sweetest little baby," she added, referring to her 5-month-old son Jacob Bryan Fisher. "At the time it was awful, and it still hurts, but it’s kind of like OK, I have this."