Cory Cole
Burn the Red Barn (studio version)
Lyrics
THEY'RE BURNING DOWN THE RED BARN TONIGHT
DUG UP THE GROUND YOU KNOW IT AIN'T RIGHT
WHERE DO WE GO NOW TO LOVE AND TO FIGHT
IT AIN'T RIGHT
IT AIN'T RIGHT

BLOOD BROTHERS THERE ME AND YOU
POPPED A CHERRY THERE MAYBE TWO
SUMMER WAS LONG WHAT ELSE COULD WE DO
IT AIN'T RIGHT
IT AIN'T RIGHT

STEALIN' NICKELS STEALIN' DIMES
HID OUT FROM THE COPS THERE SOMETIMES
GROWING UP WAS OUR ONLY CRIME
IT AIN'T RIGHT
IT AIN'T RIGHT

TOOK A BEATIN' FROM MY OLD MAN
TRIES TO BREAK ME WHENEVER HE CAN
WENT TO THE RED BARN AND MADE ME A PLAN
IT'S ALRIGHT
IT'S ALRIGHT

THEY'RE BURNING DOWN THE RED BARN TONIGHT
PUT ALL OUR SECRETS UNDER A LIGHT
THEY MIGHT TAKE THE BARN THEY'LL FOR SURE GET A FIGHT
IT AIN'T RIGHT
IT AIN'T RIGHT
IT AIN'T RIGHT
IT AIN'T RIGHT

THEY'RE BURNING DOWN THE RED BARN TONIGHT
THEY'LL BURN DOWN THE RED BARN
THEY'RE BURNING DOWN THE RED BARN TONIGHT
THEY'LL BURN DOWN THE RED BARN
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Cory Cole
Music Credits: Cory Cole
Producer Credits: Josh Lillie, Cory Cole
Publisher Credits: Pending
Performance Credits: Patrick Strong, Josh Lillie, Roy Whitten, Cory Cole
Label Credits: Tin Palace Records
Description
Short Song Description:
Angry, abused young man and his friends are ready to take on the townfolk intent on destroying their gathering place.
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Written while vacationing with close friends. There are times for a songwriter when the planets align and a song kind of just shows up and writes itself. The final version was changed only slightly from the stream-of-consciousness inspired first draft.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:31
Primary Genre: Country-Americana
Secondary Genre: Folk-Alternative
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Change
Subject Matter 2: Anger
Mood 1: Restless
Mood 2: Furious
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later