Jeff Ashbaker

Jeff Ashbaker

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Folk - Country | California, United States
Total Song Plays: 11,820   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 1/25/2020

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Broadjam Member Reviews

Powerful cohesive lyrics. Nicely done. Very smooth instrumentation and blended well with your vocals.

    - Mitch Siegal

Nice user-friendly voice, interesting lyric and attractive country-style arrangement (the violin embellishments especially skilful). Altogether a pleasing production.

    - James Neilson Graham

Was It Written That Way
© Jeffrey C. Ashbaker 1/2010

Once there was a father who begot his only son
To let him die for something that other folks had done
It's hard for me to understand what he was thinking of
But they say it had to do with faith and love

So someone wrote a book to try and tell me how to live
What I should believe in and who I should forgive
In it there's a story of the man who came to die
He was hung upon a cross for you and I
Was it written that way?
Who's to argue, who's to say
There is only one way
When the daytime turns to nighttime & the night into the day
Someone sang a song today just to show me how they feel
Told another story of a dream that seemed soo real
Way beyond the melody and words that strained to rhyme
Was the notion of a love for all mankind

But someone killed the singer, they didn't like the way he looked
They said they were defending what they read inside that book
So how can someone take the word & twist it to pretend
That any means will justify their end
Was it written that way?
Should I argue, should I pray
Is there only one way
When the daytime turns to nighttime & the night into the day
I can ponder, you can wander, we all know the drill
The heart & soul must keep the faith, the mind it never will
I find it hard to understand that's just the way it was
In a time & place before the gift of love
So it was written that way
You can argue, you can pray
You can go your own way
When the daytime turns to nighttime & the night into the day

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter


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