Song of the Day #3,881: ‘Slow Burn’ – Kacey Musgraves

Three songs tied for the 15th spot on Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop poll. One of those is ‘Shallow,’ the one element of A Star is Born that will definitely win an Oscar later this month.

Then comes ‘Slow Burn,’ the lead-off track from Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, which I already noted was the poll’s #1 album overall.

This lilting track is an interesting way to kick off an album — it’s title is no lie. But it’s appropriate for a lazy Sunday afternoon record like Golden Hour.

[Verse 1]
Born in a hurry, always late
Haven’t been early since ’88
Texas is hot, I can be cold
Grandma cried when I pierced my nose
Good in a glass, good on green
Good when you’re putting your hands all over me

[Chorus]
I’m alright with a slow burn
Taking my time, let the world turn
I’m gonna do it my way, it’ll be alright
If we burn it down and it takes all night
It’s a slow burn, yeah

[Verse 2]
In Tennessee, the sun’s goin’ down
But in Beijing, they’re heading out to work
You know the bar down the street don’t close for an hour
We should take a walk and look at all the flowers

[Chorus]
‘Cause I’m alright with a slow burn
Taking my time, let the world turn
I’m gonna do it my way, it’ll be alright
If we burn it down and it takes all night
It’s a slow burn

[Bridge]
Whatever feels good

[Outro]
Old soul, waiting my turn
I know a few things, but I still got a lot to learn
So I’m alright with a slow burn, slow burn, slow burn
I’m alright with a slow burn

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,881: ‘Slow Burn’ – Kacey Musgraves

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Lovely song. Clearly, this is another album I need to listen to.

  2. Maddie says:

    Definitely getting on board the Kacey Musgraves train. This is a really beautiful song and album.

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