I met Carson three and a half years ago on his dad, Ted Thorpe’s Organic Produce farm. When I heard his voice, guitar skills and performance I new I needed him in my life. At first I was sure it had to be about the music, however very quickly realized our relationship would be much much more. He is my steadfast companion in this world. He teaches me so much and gives me the strength and security I need to be my best self. I can’t thank him enough for who he is and all that he brings to my life.

I wrote this song while away from him on a songwriting retreat in Stanley, Idaho. I had been writing every day and songs were pouring out of me all week. When I got to Thursday however my well had run a bit dry. I went to write in a little wooden shack with string lights and as I sat there I realized how much I missed him. I realized how much I missed sharing all the moments with him and that for me he is ‘home’. This is the song that transpired. It only seemed natural to have our good friend Bill Simms (another even ‘Bigger Red’) join us on upright bass.

So here it is I sure hope you like it….

xoxo

Piper

Performances by: Piper Hayes, Carson Ritcey-Thorpe and Bill Simms
Video Made by: Southern Souls

Big Red

by: Piper Hayes

Ready to go home
I’ve had my fill
Been down this road
Can’t wait until

I have my heart
Right next to me
Red headed devil
Makes me complete

(Chorus)

Ready to go
Home home home
Feel so a-
Lone, lone lone
Without my best friend
Big Red

My honey and I
Sweet as cherry pie
He’s got that twinkle
In his eye

He lifts me up
When I am down
He’s got my head spinning
Round and round

(Chorus)

Ready to go
Home home home
Feel so a-
Lone, lone lone
Without my best friend
Big Red 

Ready to go
Home home home
Feel so a-
Lone, lone lone
Without my best friend
Big Red

Home is where are hearts
They do align
Making sweet music
Reflections of our times

He makes me laugh
He makes me cry
And together
We get by

(Chorus)

Ready to go
Home home home
Feel so a-
Lone, lone lone
Without my best friend
Big Red
 
Ready to go
Home home home
Feel so a-
Lone, lone lone
Without my best friend
Big Red

Big red is waiting
This I know
He always lets me
Grow and grow

(Chorus)

Ready to go
Home home home
Feel so a-
Lone, lone lone
Without my best friend
Big Red

Ready to go
Home home home
Feel so a-
Lone, lone lone
Without my best friend
Big Red

 

Photos: Kerry Hayes

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