Cam Explains the Meaning Behind “Burning House” Lyrics [Video]

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Rising country songstress Cam gives us the intense story behind her breakout hit song.

Cam takes us behind the scenes of her moving “Burning House” music video. Yes, the young talent actually braved real flames, a singed dress, and an exploding cocktail during the video shoot. Since premiering in October, Cam’s striking music video for “Burning House” has already scored over 17 million views. ACM and CMA Award winner, Trey Fanjoy, directed the stunning visual project.

“Burning House” Lyrics

I had a dream about a burning house
You were stuck inside
I couldn’t get you out
I lay 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

I’ve been sleepwalking
Been wondering 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

I see you at a party and you look the same
I could take you back
But people don’t really 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
Till this dream is gone

I’ve been sleepwalking
Been wondering 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

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 wanna wake up
In this burning house

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

With its haunting lyrics, it’s no wonder this tune has struck a chord with country listeners. Cam was inspired to start penning the song by a dream she had involving a former love interest. Producers Tyler Johnson and Jeff Bhasker stepped in to help the singer-songwriter capture the essence of her unconscious thoughts and create the finished tune. Despite all the talent involved, the astounding success of the track can be 100% attributed to the passion of country music fans.

“It got played on the radio by Bobby Bones, and Cam played it, and it went up into the Top 20 in all genres [online], and Top 5 in country, without us promoting it at all,” Tyler Johnson shared during an interview with Taste of Country. “It chose itself. Country music fans chose it. We didn’t do it. It was 100 percent a song that was chosen by the fans. And still to this day, it hasn’t dropped out of the Top 30 of all genres on iTunes, and for some reason so many people just keep buying that song. People just seem to really love it.”

This tune has certainly rocketed Cam to the top!

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