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"We'll Burn That Bridge"
Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album Hard Workin' Man
B-side "Heartbroke Out of My Mind"
Released May 3, 1993
Format CD Single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 2:57
Label Arista 12563
Writer(s) Don Cook
Ronnie Dunn
Producer(s) Don Cook
Scott Hendricks
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"Hard Workin' Man"
"We'll Burn That Bridge"
"She Used to Be Mine"

"We'll Burn That Bridge" is a song written by Don Cook and Ronnie Dunn and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in May 1993 as the second single from their CD, Hard Workin' Man, it peaked at number 2 on the country charts.[1]


The song's narrator meets a woman whose man had walked out on her. The narrator promises her that he'll take her so much higher from where the man left her down at, and tells her that if her former lover's memory comes around, that they'll burn that bridge when they get there.

Chart positions[edit]

"We'll Burn That Bridge" debuted at number 70 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 15, 1993.

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 30
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 22


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 56. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2212." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 21, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Brooks & Dunn – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brooks & Dunn.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
Preceded by
"A Bad Goodbye"
by Clint Black with Wynonna
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 21, 1993
Succeeded by
"It Sure Is Monday"
by Mark Chesnutt

External links[edit]

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