Lyrics

1. Crazy Heart
© Ashley Sofia

No lights on at your house
Can’t stop by kiss your mouth
You’re gone, gone, gone

And every time I drive this road
It’s like reading a story you and I wrote
A summer ago

And I pass that spot
Where it gets real tough
The one where you first told me you were in love
Why does every corner, every curve of this town hurt so much?

Tell me why, am I, still crying over you?
When it was me that couldn’t see and went and told you we were through
I know I got a crazy heart, but I miss having you around

The best bridge that I ever built
Was the one I just burned down

I see your mamma from time to time
She’s got those same blue eyes
And she’s always friendly to me
Yeah she’s always so polite

Even though I know that she must know I acted like a child

Cause I’ve been cheated I’ve been used
I’ve been broken I’ve been bruised
But the boys who came before, don’t hold a candle to a man like you
So I should know better than to even think of using that excuse

So tell me why, am I, still crying over you?
When it was me that couldn’t see and went and told you we were through
I know I got a crazy heart, but I miss having you around

The best bridge that I ever built
Was the one I just burned down

And he says “You’re as cold as a rose
Frozen in the snow
You’re beautiful I’d love to pick you
But I know how that story goes
Yeah, I know how that story goes

2. Cowboy
© Ashley Sofia

You’re my American boy
You’re wilder than the wind
You’re meaner than a bullet
But you taste sweet like gin

Oh, you’re rugged to the hilt
Nothin’ but muscles below that shirt
I swear to God that I planted you
And I plucked you from the dirt

Cause you call me twice a day
You say that I’m your proof of God
And I’ve never seen a boy so heartsick
Before I’m even gone

Cause it’s flowers and dinners
And kisses on the cheek
And you’re a gentle, loving soul, babe
But you’re only that way with me

That’s why you’re the cowboy that I’ve been waiting for
When you take your boots off at night
I want you to leave them by my door
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

You’re the meanest boy within the Essex County lines
You’ve broken every heart in town, but I know you won’t break mine

You say that I’m your rattle snake, you say that I’m your drug
You can’t survive without me in your life; can’t live without my love

Cause you’re the cowboy that I’ve been waiting for
When you take your boots off at night
I want you to leave them by my door
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

Cause you kiss me like you’ve been waiting
Your whole life to kiss my lips
And you hold my body so tight
You leave marks with your fingertips
Oh, I’ve drank a lot of whiskey in my life
But I’ve never been drunk like this
No, no, I’ve never been loved like this

I only have one fantasy
My heart belongs to you
I can see you leaning against my house
In a pair of jeans and boots

You’re so tough, you’re so rugged
I cannot lie, you know that I love it
I used to think I was so above it
But now those other boys, they don’t mean nothin’

Cause you’re the cowboy that I’ve been waiting for
When you take your boots off at night
I want you to leave them on my porch
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

Cause you kiss me like you’ve been waiting
Your whole life to kiss my lips
And you hold my body so tight
You leave marks with your fingertips
Oh, I’ve drank a lot of whiskey in my life
But I’ve never been drunk like this
No, no, I’ve never been loved like this

3. 1973
© Ashley Sofia

It’s the craziest thing; being 23
And looking in the mirror and seeing what I see

I’m an awful lot like my old man
Running away in a rock and roll band
Sometimes I think it’s more than my Ma can stand

But I won’t give up this dream
The one one my daddy gave to me

Cause I was raised on Rock and Roll
Singin’ Neil Young’s ‘Heart of Gold,’
This old guitar has always lead me home
To stompin’ my feet on wooden boards
Strummin’ these same damn old chords
Singin’ those songs till we got hoarse

And no I won’t give up this dream
The one my daddy have to me- from 1973

When I’m back in my hometown
He takes my bags and says he’s proud
But sometimes I play a little too loud

I laugh, it’s the same back then as it is now
Your old man would climb the stairs and pound your door
Sayin’ “Billy, turn it down!”

Back when:

You were playin’ Rock and Roll
Singin’ Neil Young’s ‘Heart of Gold,’
This old guitar has always lead you home
To stompin’ your feet on wooden boards
Strummin’ these same damn old chords
Singin’ those songs till you got hoarse

And no I won’t give up this dream
The one you gave to me
From 1973

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Helplessly Hoping, John Denver, and a little Jim Croce
Cash, Emmy Lou, Dylan, and Joni, a little Paul Simon when I got lonely

No, i’ve never been alone, I’ve never been alone
I’ve never spent one day alone

Cause I was raised on Rock and Roll
Singin’ Neil Young’s ‘Heart of Gold,’
This old guitar has always lead me home
To stompin’ my feet on wooden boards
Strummin’ these same damn old chords
Singin’ those songs till we got hoarse

And no I won’t give up this dream
The one my daddy have to me- from 1973

4. JUDAS
© Ashley Sofia

You said you wanted to be
Ma-ma-ma married to me
But now I’m buried so deep
In this cemetery

You know you ripped out my heart
When you said you needed a new start
You said you couldn’t do it with me

You left me all alone
Coughin’ up blood
Just skin and bones
Broke it off on the telephone
At least now I know

You’re my Judas
J-J-Judas
Now I see the truth,
I see through ya
You’re my Judas
J-J-Judas
Now I see straight through ya

I’m gonna ressurect
Pull myself from this mess
Brush the dirt off my dress
You can’t lay me to rest
Lay me to rest

I know that you know
You took me
For everything I was worth
I hope that you’re happy with those silver coins in your purse

Cause I’m the best now
No time for rest now
You’re on the bench now
Take a break a wet towel
This is my spotlight
This is my stage
Step aside and read about it on the frontpage

You left me when I was so damn sick
I didn’t even get flowers you just ran and you hid
After 3 whole years, is this what I get?
But I’m a better woman because of what you did

And now that I’m better
Let this song be your letter
About all the stormy weather
That you caused in my life
All the pain all the strife
All the sleepless nights
I was fighting for my life
No it just wasn’t right

It was nothing I deserved
It was bad you made it worse
I almost left town in the back of a black hearse
I pulled a red lipstick out of a black purse
And I sang till my story was heard

You left me all alone
Coughin’ up blood
Just skin and bones
Broke it off on the telephone
At least now you know

You’re my Judas
J-J-Judas
Now I see the truth
I see through ya
You’re my Judas
J-J-Judas
Now I see straight through ya

You’re looking at me like you’ve just seen a ghost
Raise your wine in the air
Break your bread
Make a toast
And you better thank God
I made it out alive
I’m not the type of girl just to lay down and die

You’re my Judas
J-J-Judas
Now I see the truth
I see through ya
You’re my Judas
J-J-Judas
Now I see straight through ya

I never would have done these things to ya, Judas
I never would have done these things to ya, Judas

5. Love and Fury
© Ashley Sofia

Got my tank top, high tops, Ray Bans on
And I’m ready to be gone

Got a half tank, money in the bank
And you to thank for every single song

It was sink or swim, I had Led Zeppelin
Turned them up just to keep you out of my head

I got cigarettes, got a line of men
Got my ways of copin’ just to keep from givin’ in

No I’m not giving in
No, I’m not giving in

Cause all I know of Love is Fury
I don’t think you should be worried
This is how I find my glory
Makes for a fighter’s story now, now, now, now
A fighter’s story now

Driving down the road doing 95
Got the wind in my hair, never been so alive
Used to be my baby, stayed by my side
Used to be the thing that kept me high

Now I got my guitar, gonna get a fast car
Gone be a big, big star

Got my daddy so proud
I’m from his hometown
Everybody knows me now

My ma, says she
Can see it in my eyes
I got a fire burning deep inside
She knows I’m gonna do it
Or she knows I’m gonna die

Cause all I know of Love is Fury
I don’t think you should be worried
This is how I find my glory
Makes for a fighter’s story now, now, now, now
A fighter’s story now

Ice queen, skin tight jeans
Look at her, now look at me

Leather jacket, sex appeal
Long brown hair, and six- inch heels

Tell me how does it feel
To hear me on the radio
Tell me how does it feel
Tell me how does it feel
To look at me and really know

That all I know of Love is Fury
I don’t think you should be worried
This is how I find my glory
Makes for a fighter’s story now, now, now, now
A fighter’s story now

You can be my paparazzi, chasing me to all the parties
You can be my paparazzi

6. Not Coming Back
© Ashley Sofia

I met the nicest guy, you know
He’s not a thing like you
He tells me that he’s sorry
For all the things you used to do

And I just laugh and smile
And tell him I’m alright
Cause I know, I will be soon

And I’m a pretty good actress
I’m so Hollywood
I can fake a laugh and smile
I’m getting so damn good

I’m thinking of moving to LA
To find an agent and a place to stay
And make a living telling lies

Cause the truth is
That I’m feeling down
And the truth is
That I hate you for not being around

But I’m so stubborn that I’ll never take you back
I’ma leave this town with my suitcase packed
I’ll hit the 66 so damn fast- I’ma leave you now
And I’m not coming back

Cause it’s not about my heart
No it ain’t about how I feel
It’s about the only thing
I know to be real

And the only thing I know to be true
Is that I deserve a better man than you

So I’m cleaning out your letters from the box beneath my bed
And I’m trying hard to clean you out
From the box inside my head

But I think it might take longer
Longer than I hoped, maybe longer than we expect

Cause the truth is, that I’m feeling down
And the truth is, that I hate you for not being around

But I’m so stubborn that I’ll never take you back
I’ma leave this town with my suitcase packed
I’ll hit the 66 so damn fast- I’ma leave you now
And I’m not coming back

No, I’m not coming back

I met the nicest guy, you know
He’s not a thing like you
He tells me that he’s sorry
For all the things you used to do

And I just laugh and smile
And tell him I’m alright
Cause I know, I will be soon

I will be soon

7. Young Summer Love
© Ashley Sofia

Black bikini, peach bellini
I know that you know
That you’ll never leave me

Ray Charles, Ray Bans
Working on my suntan
All summer long

Come on over after work
And I’ll sing you a song

Mmmm, mmmmm

Picks me up in his car
Tells me I’m a superstar
Likes the way I play guitar

Puts his hand on my leg
I lean in and kiss his neck
Baby you the best

Cherry lip gloss on
Momma says he’s all wrong
He’s a rock and roll song

That’s why I love him
Put no boy above him
He keeps it turned up

We’ve got that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love

And I remember we met in Decemeber
I was hung up on another man
But your bright blue eyes gave me butterflies
And baby you still can

I remember back then
Thinking “he’s a perfect 10″
Ima let him take me out

Instead he cooked me dinner; what a little winner
Since then there’s been no doubt

We’d have that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love

Heres the thing
It was just a little fling
It started off with a kiss

Now he’s calling me “baby”
Says I make him crazy
How did it end up like this?

July was so hot
Lying by the lilacs
“let me take you for a ride”
He said to me as he pulled in on his bike

And I swear I’ve never felt so alive
Than riding with him in the bright moonlight
Wind in my hair, you know i love Petty
With my feet on the dash of a souped up chevy

We’ve got that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love
We’ve got that young summer love

That young summer love
Better than any drug
Like a bowl of strawberries
And napping on the rug

Better than Elvis on vinyl
Baby it’s wild and it’s primal

No, no there ain’t no doubt
Come on over and kiss my mouth
No, no there ain’t no doubt
Come on over, i need you now

I said, no, no there ain’t no doubt
Come on over and kiss my mouth
No, no there ain’t no doubt
Come on over I need you now

(repeated and faded out)

8. Gold
© Ashley Sofia

You are like Gold
hanging around my neck
I feel you when I move
you kiss me when I take a breath

and it’s something that you do
and you do it the best
you breathed your breath right into my lungs
put the beat back in my chest

you gave me color for my black and white
and you kissed my knuckles so sweet when I was getting ready to fight
and you took me to the mountains so I could see the view
when I couldn’t reach the top
you carried me- and I fell in love with you

you are like gold
my gold guitar strings
look at all the love and the music
you have given to me

oh you’re half of my soul
and I hope that you can see
you make me a better person
than I am inclined to be

you gave me color for my black and white
and you kissed my knuckles so sweet when I was getting ready to fight
and you took me to the mountains so I could see the view
when I couldn’t reach the top
you carried me- and I hope you know that I love you

9. Stranger In Black
© Ashley Sofia

I walked on a country road
I started out my walk alone
But it wasn’t long
Till I heard footsteps on the ground

I met a stranger dressed in black
He greeted me he tipped his hat
And he asked me for something back

I felt my stomach heave
I didn’t know this man from steve
But he blocked the exit
So I could not leave
And I said, “sir, I don’t mean to be curt or obscene
But you look an awful lot, like a stranger to me,”

And he said, “no, no I ain’t
I’m no stranger to your ways
And you ain’t getting past me
Until you pay.”

He said, “I met you once before, you were laying there on the floor
The breath had left your lungs, girl you shoulda been long done
Oh but you defied me, you stood back up, shaken but smiling
What a slap in my face, it was death that you disgraced

I tried again when you were on the road
I tipped that trailer towing slate and stone
But you hit your breaks and avoided that whole load
Oh you defied me once again, you stood back up, shaken but smiling
Little girl, your luck is running thin”

And I said no, no I ain’t
I’m no stranger to your ways
I’m gonna die with gray hair
From old age

I saw his face turn red
Hell knows no fury like a man named death
He turned to smoke on the road
But I knew I’d see him again

Oh it didn’t take long
No it hit me quick
He knocked me flat I was so damn sick
I spent six months lying in bed

But I prayed to god to make me strong
My family helped me along
And once again
I proved that stranger wrong

And I said no, no I ain’t
I’m no stranger to your ways
I’m gonna die with gray hair
Yeah, I’m gonna die with gray hair
From old age

10. Let Me Go, Hold Me Back
© Ashley Sofia

Let me go, no, hold me back
Say you love me, No, don’t say that

Push it on me
Pull me back
Say you love me
No don’t say that

OOo, oOo, oOo
OOo, oOo, oOo

Oh I can’t forgive you
Even though I could
You have done more damage to me
Than anybody should
And its not good

Let me go, no, hold me back
Say you love me, no, don’t say that

Push it on me
Pull me back
Say you love me
No don’t say that

OOo, oOo, oOo
OOo, oOo, oOo

Don’t just stand there
With your hands in your hair
Pretending that you care, care, care

Oh I can’t forgive you
Even though I could
You have done more damage to me
Than anybody should
And its not good

OOo, oOo, oOo
OOo, oOo, oOo

11. Cabin In The Woods
© Ashley Sofia

I Packed that Subaru, that guitar, suitcase and drove to you
And I almost hit Canada before the clock hit noon

I’m going where the pines stand a little taller
Get out of the car feel a little bit smaller
Than I usually do

I’m going where the stars shine a little brighter
I can sing my songs just a little bit quieter
To you

Look at me, you’ve stripped me of my ego
Not wearing makeup, sitting in a flannel
You’ve only got 3 damn channels
In this cabin in the woods
But I think that it’s good for me
Just like I know that you are good for me

Cause I’ve never been so happy
In my whole life
And I’ve always laughed at the thought
Of being anybody’s wife
But something about you
Is changing something about me
I could stay here with you-
And still feel free

You’re a man of few words
And I just can’t quit talking
I sit here with my books
And you go out walkin through the woods
And when you come back inside
You shake the snow out of your hair
I look up at your face
And you say “it sure is cold out there
And You come and kiss my cheek
And tell me to stay right where I am
You’re going to cook me dinner
Do I want venison or ham

And I’ve never been more happy
In my whole life
I’ve never given much thought to being anybody’s wife
But something about you is changing something about me
I could stay here with you, and still feel free

Black against the cobalt
The sun has just gone down
The silver moon lights your face
I can see your weary frown

And you pull me in against you
And you warm my fingers against the cold
And say, “please let me be your man
Before I get too old.”

Cause I’ve never been more happy in my whole life
And I’ve never found a woman I ever wanted to make my wife
But something about you is changing something about me
I could stay here with you
And still feel free

I Packed that Subaru, that guitar, suitcase and drove to you
And I almost hit Canada before the clock hit noon

4 thoughts on “Lyrics

  1. All I can say is wow Ashley.Such beautiful words from a beautiful kind and loving spirit.Thanks for sharing this and ill cherish it forever and have a fantastic day.

  2. Ashley I can’t say it enough your music is Gold just like the song. Keep it up, I am one of your biggest fans. i bought the album when it came out a few months ago and still listen to it everyday. Keep making great music.

    Thank You,

    Slicktor Victor

  3. i just love how personal your lyrics are and the stories they tell. I have so many questions about them, it keeps me wanting to hear more of your music. They truly took me through quite a journey with you and made me think of my own struggles that can relate to a few songs as well. As you say…it’s medicine! Thank you :)

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