Before You Kill Us All

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"Before You Kill Us All"
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Single by Randy Travis
from the album This Is Me
B-side ""The Box"[1]"
Released February 28, 1994
Format CD Single, 7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1994
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label Warner Bros. 18208
Songwriter(s) Max T. Barnes
Keith Follesé
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
Randy Travis singles chronology
"Wind in the Wire"
"Before You Kill Us All"
"Whisper My Name"

"Before You Kill Us All" is a song written by Max T. Barnes and Keith Follesé, and recorded by American country music singer Randy Travis. It was released in February 1994 as the lead-off single from his album, This Is Me. It peaked at number 2 in both the United States and Canada.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Travis "sounds revitalized on this desperate tale of love lost." She goes on to say that production is "uncharacteristically and refreshingly aggressive."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Israelson, and features Travis in an animated crayon drawn world.

Chart performance[edit]

"Before You Kill Us All" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 12, 1994.

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 25
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 37


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 425–426. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, March 5, 1994
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2490." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 30, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Randy Travis – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Randy Travis.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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