Shawn Ash

Shawn Ash

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Country - General | Fruitland Park, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 27   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: 2/21/2019
   Sounds Like: Eric Church, Garth Brooks

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Lyrics

The Craft
Shawn Ash/CJ Solar (c) 2010

(Verse)

Late one hot summer night
I saw a broke down bar off 75
12 dollars to my name and down on my luck
I grabbed my 6 string and parked my truck

(Verse)

Bartender asked son what'll it be
I told him jack straight up and a gig for me
He said what do you play
I told him country music gets me through the day
He pointed to the corner said there's your Man

(Bridge chorus)

His eyes were bloodshot and wide
Fingers callused, cracked, and dried
An unlit cigarette dangled from his lips
His voice a rasp he said son answer me this

(Chorus)

Can ya play all night while you tie one on
Have you lived in the shadows with everything gone
Do you wear your heart right there on your sleeve
Had the woman you love pick up and leave
Do you do it for the money or cause it sets you free
Can you put the words right where they belong
Cuz that's the craft
Of writing a country song


(Verse)

Smoke and beer hit me like a wall
A still in the corner, pure grain alcohol
I sat down on that stool and I picked my tune
Played out a rhythm about a girl named June


(Verse)


When my song finished I heard the crowd sigh
That old man in the corner had tears in his eyes
He lit that cigarette dangling from his lips
Drew in his last breath and took his last sip

(Bridge chorus)

His eyes were bloodshot and wide
Fingers calloused, cracked, and dried
That lit cigarette dangled from his lips
His voice a rasp he said son...you have a hit

(Chorus)

Cause you can play all night while you tie one on
You've lived in the shadows with everything gone
You wear your heart right there on your sleeve
Had the woman you love pick up and leave
You're don't do it for the money cause it sets you free
You put the words right where they belong

Cuz you've got the craft
Of writing a country song

Associated Videos

Video - The Craft
The Craft

When CJ Solar and I wrote this in Nashville it wasn't my intent to write a sequel to David Allen Coe "The Ride", however after 100's of people listening to it they all say that it is and a damn good one. The Craft is about a singer/songwriter who steps into a bar one summer night, low on money, looking for a gig. He auditions for a grizzled old troubadour who looks and sounds like time has passed him by but he's waiting for something to come along to pass on the Reins to.

Song Length
4:48
Genres
Country - General, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Gracious, Pleased

Subject Matter
Luck/Coincidence, Musician

Similar Artist
Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr, L
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Shawn Ash/CJ Solar
Music Credits CJ Solar
Producer Credits Shawn Ash/CJ Solar
Publisher Credits Ash & Elle Entertainment
Performance Credits Shawn Ash
Label Credits Ash & Elle Entertainment