On January 19, Dolly Parton turned 77. To celebrate her birthday, Parton gave fans a new song titled “Don’t Make Me Have To Come Down There.” In an interview with Southern Living, the country music singer revealed that the idea for the song came from a dream.
On January 19, Parton released “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There” as a digital single. In the song, Parton describes God appearing to her in a dream.
“Last night I had a dream of God/ He was standing on a mountaintop/ Looking down, looking around in such dismay/ And in my dream I heard Him say/ Don’t make me come down there/ My children, you best take care/ If you’re not careful, the consequences will be dire / Don’t make me come down there,” Parton sings in the song’s first verse and chorus.
The song’s cover shows rays of light from the sun peeking through the clouds over a city.
Parton was interviewed by Southern Living for her birthday. In the interview, Parton explained how she came up with the idea for Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There.
“I had a dream where God was standing on a mountain and looking down at us and said, ‘Don’t make me go there!'” Parton told Southern Living.
According to Southern Living, “Parton said the image woke her up and she immediately began writing a song, which she completed over the weeks and months that followed as more came to her mind.”
The singer then decided her birthday was a good time for a surprise release.
“And I just felt like I should drop it on my birthday,” Parton told Southern Living. “Well I hope you like it.”
One of the most versatile celebrities, Parton is known as a singer, actor and philanthropist. As an artist, Parton will branch out with a rock album of her own.
The singer previewed one of the songs from her upcoming rock album at the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. At the induction ceremony, Parton was placed in the performer category and performed a song called “Rockin'”.
Speaking to Southern Living, Parton explained that being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame encouraged her to make a rock album.
“Here I am, a rock star at 77,” Parton said. “That’s the name of the album, I hope to be a rock star. I’ve made great music with a lot of iconic people and a lot of iconic songs that people love. I’ve always wanted to do it, and when I was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I felt like I had to do something to earn the title.”