Jeff Ashbaker

Jeff Ashbaker

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Folk - Country | California, United States
Total Song Plays: 12,580   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 11/29/2020

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Broadjam Member Reviews

Another really pretty tune Jeff!! Really well written! Fresh lyric, and a good chorus! I consistently am very impressed by your work. Really nice stuff!!

    - Greg Johnson

Sensitive, nice memories of a pivotal time, vulnerability expressed nicely.


The Betty Song
©Jeffrey C. Ashbaker 11/20/2011
Contact: 909-793-0245

Just last Sunday I was cutting the grass
When out of nowhere came this woman & she asked me
If I remembered her & she called me by name
Her hair looked different, but her eyes hadn't changed

It took a moment for my heart to unwind
Seemed that the ages had caught up with my mind
Before the words could even form on my lips
I'm pretty sure they came out something like this

Oh I loved Lisa a long time ago
And you're the memory I can't outgrow
Old winds blow strong and young trees sway
But first loves, they never fade away

We'd gone steady through those awkward years
Long wet kisses and teenage fears
Special moments from a special time
Not forgotten, we just left them behind

So we stood there in silence, then we spoke for a while
We shared a hug & she turned & she smiled
It was then I remembered what I wanted to say
In quite stillness as she drove away, I said

--Repeat Chorus--
Late that evening as I went to bed
My wife kissed me and she softly said
Those were special times that you both shared
Her coming here shows she cared
--2nd Chorus--
I said, yes that was a long time ago
Betty, here's something that I'm sure you know
I loved Lisa, I think she loved me too
But oh my little puppy, not as much as I love you

--Repeat chorus--

Song Length
Folk - Americana, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

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