Slow Burn
Kacey Musgraves Lyrics


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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 puttin' your hands all over me

I'm alright with a slow burn
Takin' 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

In Tennessee, the sun's goin' down
But in Beijing, they're headin' 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

'Cause I'm alright with a slow burn
Takin' 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

Mm, whatever feels good

Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah
Mm

Old soul, waitin' 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
Mm, I'm alright with a slow burn

Overall Meaning

In "Slow Burn," Kacey Musgraves sings about how she has always been "born in a hurry" but has "never been early since '88." The song reflects on how she has come to accept and embrace the slow pace of life, and how she's learned to let things take their natural course. Despite the pressures she faces, she is determined to live life on her own terms, rather than rushing through it to get to the next thing. She delights in the simple pleasures of life, such as being good in a glass, good on green, and good when you're putting your hands all over her.


The lyrics also evoke a sense of place and time - from Texas's hot and cold weather to the sun setting in Tennessee and people in Beijing heading out to work. This gives the song a universal but timeless quality, as if it could be about any place or era. The song then ends with the notion that she has an old soul and is willing to wait her turn and learn from life's experiences.


Line by Line Meaning

Born in a hurry, always late
I have always been in a rush and never on time.


Haven't been early since '88
I have not been early for anything since 1988.


Texas is hot, I can be cold
Texas is typically hot, but I am not always warm-hearted.


Grandma cried when I pierced my nose
My grandmother was upset when I got my nose pierced.


Good in a glass, good on green
I can be enjoyed in a drink or in nature.


Good when you're puttin' your hands all over me
I feel good when someone is touching me affectionately.


I'm alright with a slow burn
I am okay with taking my time on things and enjoying the process.


Takin' my time, let the world turn
I am allowing myself to slow down and be patient while time passes.


I'm gonna do it my way, it'll be alright
I will do things in a way that suits me, and it will all turn out okay.


If we burn it down and it takes all night
If we have to work all night to achieve our goal, that is fine.


It's a slow burn, yeah
The process may be slow, but it is still worthwhile.


In Tennessee, the sun's goin' down
The sun is setting in Tennessee.


But in Beijing, they're headin' out to work
Meanwhile in Beijing, people are starting their work day.


You know the bar down the street don't close for an hour
A nearby bar will be open for another hour.


We should take a walk and look at all the flowers
We could enjoy the attractions around us, such as flowers.


Mm, whatever feels good
I will do what feels right and natural to me.


Old soul, waitin' my turn
I have always felt older than my age and am willing to wait for my chance.


I know a few things, but I still got a lot to learn
Although I have some knowledge, there is still much I need to discover.


Slow burn
The slow pace is worth it.


Mm, I'm alright with a slow burn
I am content with a gradual progression towards my goals.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Daniel Keyes Tashian, Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Lee Musgraves

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[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



@douglasmartin1835

She fulfills her responsibility as an artist with an innate gift: to find the esoteric words and music to say things that we want to say, but can't. For many of us we knew she was dialed in from the first note of this song, but when she sang,

"Old soul,
waiting my turn
I know a few things but I've still got a lot
To learn".

it floored us.
Thank you, Kacey. A lot of us understand it all a little bit better now. .



All comments from YouTube:

@rishikashetty1830

Kacey has attracted a lot of people who aren't into country music including me I love her!

@christinern3648

Same I hate country and I never listen to it but I'd accept her, I love her voice

@briannarussell4008

that's what happened to me!

@dcqec111

Same here. Isn't this strange?

@belenbaeza2541

Same here

@scottysols

"In Tennessee, the sun's goin' down
But in Beijing, they're heading out to work"

Forced appeal to Chinese consumers is forced.
1) These lyrics make no sense in the context of the song.
2) Zero Chinese consumers will buy this song because this line in the song mentions Beijing.

Stop. Please stop. You are just vandalizing quality art with these transparent marketing gimmicks.

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@pcgentile

Never thought I would find a piece of killer music because of a show called "Teenage Bounty Hunters".

@mazvitaselemani

That show is a thousand times better than its title 😂😂

@hoknes

@@mazvitaselemani i love the tv show just watched the whole thing and yes i was surprised when i heard this song play

@lifewithcarter9614

The show title does not give enough credit to how good that show is.

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