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Review: Lil Cap’n Travis – Burn My Barn Down

Lil Cap’n Travis – Burn My Barn Down is one of the more rarer releases from LCT that is impossible to find and is considered to be long gone. This single one of those releases that not everyone knows about this release due to its obscurity. Only longtime LCT fans know about this single. The single Lil Cap’n Travis – Burn My Barn Down is laced with that retro country sound backed by guitars and harmonics.

Lil Cap’n Travis – Burn My Barn Down was issued on CD format sometime in 2000. All LCT releases were issued on CD and never cassette. That has always been the cases with their releases.

The front cover has a boy on crutches feeding horse an apple inside of a barn. A bale of hay is located right next to his horse. That imagery alone can already give you a perspective about what type of music is exactly on this particular single. Each song has a sort of laid back country vibe to it.

Burn My Barn Down is about a man who wants to burn his barn down. A man is lonely since a river flooded and washed away his horses. As a result, his ranch is lonely and devoid of animals or any other wildlife. So he decides to burn his barn down to spare himself the pain.

Burn My Barn Down deals with the state of loneliness, sadness, and isolation. There is a sense of monotony in the vocals. The song uses a small bit of Delta blues and a huge chunk of country music.

These lyrics deal with loneliness. “Little river washed away my ponies/This ranch is kind of lonely now” Here these lyrics deal with sadness. “Wicked fate/This time you’ve done your worst/What did I do to deserve such a curse?/Oh Mother Nature/You finally won your battle”

This was the song that got Lil Cap’n Travis a small amount of radio on KLBJ-FM back in 2000 which led the band to press up a CD single of the same name in limited quantities.

My Life in Amarillo explains how LCT lives their life is living in the town of Amarillo, Texas. Living in the town of Amarillo, Texas is quite boring for them as there is nothing to do or see. That is why they often face and suffer from boredom. This song deals with the realities of life in Texas. The song uses a heavy influence of country music and indie rock.

Waking up late in the afternoon at 2:30 is normal for them. Smoking is one of their habits. They live the slacker lifestyle. They drink cheep beer because there is nothing else to do in Amarillo. There is nothing to see or do. Boredom is something LCT faces daily.

Look out the window and you’ll see a truck on concrete cinderblocks on a neighbors lawn. Nearly everyone works for Pantex which makes warheads and weapons for Uncle Sam. That’s life in Amarillo. Amarillo is filled with friendly people who do nothing wrong. People stay busy by working. There is nothing to do. That is why the days seem boring.

Little Drops of Summer is a perfect relaxing summertime tune. It’s the song built for the summer night air to chill out to. In fact this song is perfect for both daytime and nighttime. The song definitely has a nostalgic 60s rock sound and vibe. This is also another one of their songs that deals with the realities of life

I rate this single 5/5*****!

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