Song of the Day #3,055: ‘Burning House’ – Cam

camMiranda Lambert’s sixth album, The Weight of These Wings, comes out this Friday. It’s been two years since her brilliant last record, Platinum, and during that time she went through a very public split from Blake Shelton.

A break-up album from one of my very favorite artists — can’t wait!

But I have to wait, of course, so I figured this would be a good week to feature some up-and-coming female country singers who no doubt were inspired (professionally if not creatively) by Ms. Lambert.

Cam has an unlikely biography for a country singer. She was born in California and studied law and psychology at the University of California. She studied abroad in the Netherlands. She lists Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Randy Newman as her songwriting influences.

But she loves traditional country music and, after considering a career in psychology, decided to pursue music full-time.

That choice is paying off. After a few years of live shows and self releases, she broke through with ‘Burning House,’ a single that rose high on the country charts. Her debut studio album, Untamed, received critical acclaim and sold well.

This song is lovely, but I’m curious to see if the rest of her work bears the stamp of those intriguing influences.

[Intro]

[Verse 1]
I had a dream about a burning house
You were stuck inside, I couldn’t get you out
I laid beside you and pulled you close
And the two of us went up in smoke
Love isn’t all that it seems I did you wrong
I’ll stay here with you until this dream is gone

[Chorus]
I’ve been sleepwalking
Been wandering all night
Trying to take what’s lost and broke
And make it right
I’ve been sleepwalking
Too close to the fire
But it’s the only place that I can hold you tight
In this burning house

[Verse 2]
See you at a party and you look the same
I could take you back but people don’t ever change
Wish that we could go back in time
I’d be the one you thought you’d find
Love isn’t all that it seems I did you wrong
I’ll stay here with you until this dream is gone

[Chorus]
I’ve been sleepwalking
Been wandering all night
Trying to take what’s lost and broke
And make it right
I’ve been sleepwalking
Too close to the fire
But it’s the only place that I can hold you tight
In this burning house

[Bridge]
The flames are getting bigger now
In this burning house
I can hold on to you somehow
In this burning house
Oh, and I don’t want to wake up
In this burning house

[Chorus]
I’ve been sleepwalking
Been wandering all night
Trying to take what’s lost and broke
And make it right
I’ve been sleepwalking
Too close to the fire
But it’s the only place that I can hold you tight
In this burning house

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,055: ‘Burning House’ – Cam

  1. Dana says:

    She has a nice sound.

    I guess there’s going to be a lot of country music coming up on your blog…😄

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