Little Big Town is standing behind the lyrics to their latest hit "Girl Crush" despite the track being pulled from several country music stations.
Complaints over the lyrics have caused the song to be pulled from multiple radio stations, including 104.3 FM in Boise, ID.
One listener wrote into a Texas station demanding that the track be pulled from regular rotation, saying, "You are just promoting the gay agenda on your station and I am changing the channel and never listening to you ever again."
But Karen Fairchild, the lead vocalist on the provocative song, says that people are reading into the lyrics the wrong way and that "Girl Crush" is about "a girl saying [to her ex], 'Why do you love her and not me' and not about a lesbian relationship."
"The lyric of 'Girl Crush' is written in kind of a sexy way. So some people might turn it off when they get to the 'I want to taste your lips' and all that. But once they get to the hook they go, 'Oh,'" she explained this week on The Bobby Bones Show on The Big 98. "You've got to lean in a little bit, but the fans are really loving this one."
And she's right, despite all the backlash, the single is blowing up the charts and has been selling 25,000 copies a week for almost a month.
The chorus to the catchy track, which seems to be upsetting people the most, reads:
"I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume. I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch / Yeah cause maybe then, you'd want me just as much. . . I got a girl crush."