Download Carrie:

  • Carrie Underwood – Temporary Home – iTunes
  • Carrie Underwood ‘“ Mama’s Song ‘“ iTunes
  • Carrie Underwood ‘“ Cowboy Casanova ‘“ iTunes
  • Pre-order Play On ‘“ Amazon

Carrie Underwood’s 3rd album, Play On, comes out on November 3rd, but you can download songs from the album NOW.

iTunes is releasing a song a week from Play On, before the album is released.

This week’s download is “Temporary Home”, a sweet ballad about finding one’s place, written by Carrie with Luke Laird and Zac Maloy.

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  • haruhi

    I’m really shallow, I know, but Carrie’s body looks amazing in that picture. Well, she may be a little ‘orange’ because of her tan but she looks great nonetheless.

  • wolfsbane813

    beautiful song.

    so far this album is shaping up to be pretty freakin’ amazing.

    november is going to be too much for me to handle.

    here is to a #1 release!!!!

  • gingerly

    Well, I don’t have iTunes so I’ll have to wait until somebody puts it up on YouTube to hear it. I really love the snippet I heard.

    @zacmaloy stayed up late to download this one. real proud of this song… go to itunes: “Temporary Home”. Carrie Underwood.about 7 hours ago from web

    Andy Skib retweeted it adding “Nice!.” So they’re sharing the love for Carrie. Zac Maloy wrote on 3 or 4 of Cooks songs, including the gorgeous Lie. Sounds like he did it again on Temporary Home.

  • leilamaurizia

    The song shows Carrie’s strong faith as she relates 3 stories, with the message that Earth is just our temporary home; it’s “just a stop on the way to where we’re going.”

    Lyrics–

    Little boy, six years old
    A little too used to being alone
    Another new mom and dad, another school
    Another house that’ll never be home
    When people ask him how he likes this place
    He looks up and says with a smile upon his face

    Chorus:
    This is my temporary home
    It’s not where I belong
    Windows and rooms that I’m passing through
    This is just a stop on the way to where I’m going
    I’m not afraid because I know
    This is my temporary home

    A young mom on her own
    She needs a little help, got nowhere to go
    She’s looking for a job, looking for a way out
    ‘Cause a halfway house will never be a home
    At night she whispers to her baby girl
    Someday we’ll find our place here in this world

    Chorus:
    This is our temporary home
    It’s not where we belong
    Windows and rooms that we’re passing through
    This is just a stop on the way to where we’re going
    I’m not afraid because I know
    This is our temporary home

    Old man, hospital bed
    The room is filled with people he loves
    And he whispers, “don’t cry for me,
    I’ll see you all someday”
    He looks up and says
    “I can see God’s face”

    This is my temporary home
    It’s not where I belong
    Windows and rooms that I’m passing through
    This was just a stop on the way to where I’m going
    I’m not afraid because I know
    This was my temporary home

    This is our temporary home

    IMO, this may be Carrie’s best song yet.

  • windmills

    Tears.

    There was a lot of hype from Carrie fans who’d seen Carrie sing this at CMT Invitation Only so I was afraid to get excited.

    But this is one of those times where you’re so happy to be a fan of somebody’s because they come through with the kind of song you’ve believed and hoped they’re capable of.

    I wouldn’t have cared if Carrie hadn’t written this song because her voice alone and the way she tells the 3 stories is amazing. The fact that she did write and in fact had the song all mapped out before she met with her cowriters makes me think she should really keep exploring this writing thing because this song is really special.

  • jack5791

    I agree, windmills. People may regard this as a typical country song but the way that Carrie phrases her words and the way she projects some of the notes, it really makes the song special.

  • 123abc456

    Downloaded this song last night and I really love this song. It is lovely song and Carrie sounds wonderful on it.

  • leilamaurizia

    I feel like I’ve been posting around different boards too much in praise of this, but really, I don’t even have words to describe how much in awe I am of this song and Carrie. I went to a whole different place starting with “I can see God’s face” continuing to the chorus with just her voice and the piano. Really. Just. WOW.

  • amiroamor

    I went to a whole different place starting with ‘I can see God’s face’  continuing to the chorus with just her voice and the piano. Really. Just. WOW.

    The line “I can see God’s face” got me all teary-eyed.

  • SAQUA

    I love love love the song. Hate the singer though.

    Sorry sorry I know but I just think Carrie Underwood is such a fake. Her personality and such. Yeah she can sing woo hoo but I just don’t like her personality.

    And this song is really good. It states the facts. Lots of people can relate. We’re all gonna die and whatever happens from there. But this song kind of is talking about religion and the line where it says ‘I can see God’s face’ might anger or displease some people say, agnostics like myself. It makes me feel outcasted a bit but I love the song though. Great message and Carrie had some good song writers helping to write this song.

    And its cool too that Carrie is being more involved with writing because in her first and second albums she didn’t do much writing at all!

    But I love this song. The lyrics especially because I haven’t even heard the real song yet! =D But I don’t like the singer though like I said and the part where it says God which is sort of stating that he is real but besides that, its a great motherf*cking song people! =D

  • Trina

    That is seriously beautiful. I was tearing up through it.

  • leilamaurizia

    And its cool too that Carrie is being more involved with writing because in her first and second albums she didn’t do much writing at all!

    True for the first album where she only wrote one: “I Ain’t in Checotah Anymore.”

    For the second album, however, she co-wrote four. Three of those became singles: So Small, All-American Girl, and Last Name. So yay for Matt Giraud singing “So Small” and Glee featuring “Last Name.” More royalties for Carrie and her Carrie Okie Music publishing.

  • amiroamor

    ^^ and they all became her number 1′s, didn’t they?

  • leilamaurizia

    Yup. And “Last Name” even won her her 3rd Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy.

    Andy Skib retweeted it adding ‘Nice!.’ 

    Who’s Andy Skib? :)

  • curlyQ23

    This is a really beautiful song. Each new release gets me more and more excited for Play On. And I have to say, I am a huge fan of Carrie’s writing. The songs that she’s co-written have been some of my favourites.

  • leome

    There are only 2 Carrie songs that I like, now there are 2 songs I like and one I love. This one is really beautiful. Her music is not my type at all, but this one is gorgeous and she sounds great.

    And this is her boyfriend’s favorite. awwww

  • haruhi

    The comments here made me listen to the itunes snippet. While I never liked Carrie, it’s undeniable that her voice is indeed amazing. And in this song, particularly the way she sings the “I’m not afraid because I know” part, it is just glorious.

  • SashaB

    Damn. This is a beautiful song. Just beautiful. I am loving how well Carrie is emoting and singing the hell out of this song. Good for her. What progression she’s shown. Go Carrie!

  • leilamaurizia

    Trust me, the snippet does NOT do the song justice. The stories unfold and you get caught in the whole experience.

    Here’s Carrie discussing the song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCSweSm41i8

  • haruhi

    No itunes downloads in our country so no luck hearing the song in its entirety, yet.

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Well I just bought the three songs on i-tune and used MJ’S link. I was going to wait for the album but couldn’t wait. They have it were you can use complete the album right? I’ll use MJ’s site for that also. I love Carrie she was who I voted for that year. And we heard her sing when She came to Fort Campbell to play for the troops and she was so great and my kids just love her to pieces.

  • amiroamor

    No itunes downloads in our country so no luck hearing the song in its entirety, yet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pOWyhcXQ5M

  • leilamaurizia

    They have it were you can use complete the album right?

    Yes. Plus, when you use the “complete my album” feature, you get the bonus holiday track “O Holy Night.”

  • gangreen29

    I love it, what a beautiful song. Last time I checked it was #5 on the itunes country chart, that means she has three of the top ten country songs on Itunes right now, she is amazing!

  • leilamaurizia

    Temporary Home is now #4 on the country chart :)

    Cowboy Casanova and Mama’s Song are at #2 and #9, respectively.

  • sma11ie

    I really like her, but only some of her music. This one sounds like a winner. Can’t wait to get home and check it out.

    Sorry sorry I know but I just think Carrie Underwood is such a fake. Her personality and such. Yeah she can sing woo hoo but I just don’t like her personality.

    You know I kinda think she comes of that way at first, but over time, with reading more interviews, etc. she seems like a sweet girl that maybe comes off a bit reserved/fake because she’s just not that open except to people she knows. I really enjoyed reading the Billboard cover story on her. This quote was revealing:

    “Play On” features 13 tracks, seven of which were co-written by Underwood. “I’m not an easy person to get to know, and I feel like I keep a lot of myself closed off to the world,” she says. “It’s really nice to be able to scratch the surface and to be able to open myself up a little more.”

    leilamaurizia :

    Who’s Andy Skib?

    He’s currently the guitar player/keyboardist/backup vocalist in David Cook’s bad. He was also the lead singer of MWK, the band from Tulsa that DC played guitar and sang backup for before Idol. Zac Maloy, the cowriter of this song is from Tulsa, wrote for Andy’s solo project (To Have Heroes, which happened before he joined DC’s band).

  • http://www.dallascowboys.com GeminiDolly

    Lovely song.

  • dhunken

    Another great song. I know I am going to love this Album….Can’t wait to get it. I think Carrie’s best one yet.