Let's Burn Down the Cornfield

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Randy Newman’s “Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield” is one of my favorite songs thanks to its stunning emotional power. Truly great songs are covered a lot – and often produce great covers.  When I hear the original with Randy Newman and Ry Cooder, it’s all about lust and obsession. Alex Taylor’s version is menacing, dangerous and powerful. When I hear Etta James perform, it seems anthemic, a metaphor for revolution. Lou Rawls is pure rebellious jazz eroticism. Charles Musselwhite makes a scary spine-chilling blues number with guitar licks that seem to hunt you down. Then there’s The Walkabouts who didn’t understand the song at all and turned it into pop treacle.

Let’s burn down the cornfield
Let’s burn down the cornfield
And we can listen to it burn

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The vibrant fires in the dress come from the inimitable Marni Grut of Royal Blue.

You hide behind the oak tree
You hide behind the oak tree
Stay out of danger ’til I return

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I love how well the necklace from Paper Couture plays off the colors in the dress. The earrings from Mandala coordinate in both color and mood for a really hot look.

Oh, it’s so good
On a cold night
To have a fire
Burnin’ warm and bright

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The shoes are also from Paper Couture and make the fires in the dress pop.

You hide behind the oak tree
You hide behind the oak tree
Stay out of danger ’till I return

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The hair is from Lelutka, a new release called Brigitte. It can set fires on its own. Add the heat of Verve's Ina in sunblush and you have an inferno.

Let’s burn down the cornfield
Let’s burn down the cornfield
And I’ll make love to you while it’s burning

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This cornfield is at Hollow Hill and you note I keep a bit of distance so my hot, hot dress doesn't make it spontaneously combust.

****STYLE NOTES******

  • Poses: Del May
  • Skin: Verve Ina Sunblush – Platinum Hunt
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors
  • Lashes: Lelutka
  • Hair: Lelutka Brigitte
  • Dress: Royal Blue Cirque du Soleil Warm – Platinum Hunt
  • Shoes: Paper Couture Suede Platform Pumps Wrapped
  • Jewelry: Mandala Senjyu Earrings, Paper Couture Dragon Fly Fabric Necklace
  • Location: Hollow Hill

1 thought on “Let's Burn Down the Cornfield

  1. Olela

    Stunning pictures, Cajsa *_* and such a great post with fab items ( i want those shoes!!!).
    One more thing….you look great in that skin^^

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