Me & Red

Story Behind The Song

I was out on my back porch last June, and cottonwood was thick in the air. In that moment I was taken back to my teen years and the time I spent with my best friend, who was my horse, Red.

Song Description

While Me & Red is written about the artist's best (four legged) friend in her adolescent years, the song makes the listener reflect about any close relationship from their past. It captures the bittersweet feelings that come with remembering loved ones.

Song Length 4:13 Genre Country - General, Classical - Contemporary
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Peaceful, Endearing Subject Horses, Friend
Similar Artists Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Wynonna, Sara Ev Language English
Era 2000 and later


Me & Red
@2014 Julianne Ankley (BMI)/Toil and Trouble Music (BMI)

Don't think I can't remember
what yellowed pages recall
we went everywhere together
hangin' out through it all

cottonwood flyin like snow in the air
we'd run so fast without a care
I'd let him go
then I'd close my eyes
Oh sometimes I felt like he could fly
swear that I could touch the sky
On my hopes I was always wishin'
a young girl's dreams filled up my head
and I sang like no one was listenin' except me & Red

we never had to say much
he always knew just what I meant
it's just like that with some souls
and I never will forget


some memories fade with time
like a polaroid black & white
he's still vivid in my mind
Oh Red's long gone
and I moved away
But if I pass a field of hay
i breathe it in and trip on back in time
there he is.....that friend of mine

last chorus:
life was running' through my veins
on my hopes I'm still wishin'
and those dreams still fill my head
tonight I'll sing like no one's listenin' except me & Red

Lyrics Julianne Ankley Music Julianne Ankley
Producer Nolan Mendenhall Publisher Julianne Ankley/Toil and Trouble Music
Performance Julianne Ankley

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