Barricades and brickwalls
Won’t keep me from you
You can tie me down on a railroad track
You can let that freight train loose
Iron bars and big old cars
Won’t run me out of town
Well I’ll be damned if your not my man
Before the sun goes down
Barricades and Brickwalls is the title track of Kasey’s second album. It is the second song from this fantastic Australian country artist to feature in this music project and most likely the second I ever heard from her after her commercial radio protest song – (Am I) Not Pretty Enough. I mentioned in that post that the album Barricades and Brickwalls was one of favourite Australian albums. So good was this album that today’s title track song wasn’t even released as a single.
Wikipedia states: The album would end up going platinum in 2002, becoming the highest selling album by an Australian artist in that year, along with the highest selling single. Chambers, because of the success of this album, won “Best Country Artist,” “Best Female Artist,” and “Album of the Year” at the 2002 ARIA awards. In October 2010, the album was listed in the top 40 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.
The origin of Barricades and Brickwalls (song): Kasey recalled in this concert at Ann Arbor Michigan (08.11.15) that her roadie and lifelong best friend Worm Werchon had come up with half of the song and asked her to help him finish the second half. He said, ‘Then you are going to record it and put it on your next album.’ Kasey, Worm and her father (who is also her lead guitarist) sat down and finished it. And the album went onto go 7 times platinum. She said she may only be the only music artist in the whole world who owes her whole career to her roadie.