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Most Likely To​.​.​.

by Ashley Riley

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1.
Was never what I wanted never what I had in mind And I tried to blame you but you were only ever just a good time I can't see past next week, I don't remember last night So if I say I'm sorry could we just agree that it'd be alright Oh what have I done this time Oh what have I done this time I had a dream that I was left on my own I had this dream and I was so happy to be all alone But when I woke I thought this can't be right Cuz I glanced over and there was nobody by my side Oh what have I done this time Oh what have I done this time Yes I know I put up a fight It wore me down but didn't change my mind Was never what I wanted never what I had in mind And I tried to blame you but you were only ever just a good time I can't see past next week I don't remember last night So if I say I'm sorry could we just agree that it'd be alright Oh what have I done this time Oh what have I done this time Oh what have I done this time Oh what have I done this time
2.
Guess I thought I let go of what you said I can't quite put these late night thoughts to bed But what do you know about love What do you know about love Late night black sky I need to rest my head But I cry overanalyze everything all night instead Hey what do you know about love What do you know about love Well I think you know a lot about lies Your wrong turn did not make me right Right There's no right It's too late still you say you're gonna make things right I found what you've been leaving out I'm leaving you behind Hey what do you know about love Hey what do you know about love Well I think you know a lot about lies Your wrong turn did not make me right Right There's no right There's no right Oh no There's no right Oh What do you know Oh What do you know What do you know
3.
The $ Song 04:30
Well it would be different if it wasn't a game to you And I'm sure you'd come running if I called out your name wouldn't you Just a little indifferent to a lot of the things that you do Tangled up in a million strings thanks to you But I don't make a lot of money Don't make a lot friends It's hard when you know what you know and I know You won't be surprised in the end In the end Well I could be silent and never speak a word to you Somehow when you're quiet everyone give a shit about what it is that you do They're stepping on shoulders and they're dying just to peek into The cracks in our windows and the cracks in you But I don't make a lot of money Don't make a lot of friends It's hard when you know what you know and I know You won't be surprised in the end In the end But if it were different It'd be easy to say If you were a stranger I'd send you away Cuz I don't make a lot of money Don't make a lot of friends It's hard when you know what you know you know you know I know You won't be surprised in the end In the end In the end The End
4.
Yes I said I was ready I said I could take it I said it was time Now you've just gotta let me You've just gotta listen And fall into line Oh you say it's better when you leave it alone It's much better just leave it alone And kiss me goodbye Cuz I know you don't think it's right I'm asking you to fight Or simply to try Cuz I've been watching from the sidelines Watching all the lights dim Where sparks used to fly Oh you say it's better when you leave it alone It's much better just leave it alone And kiss me goodbye Yes I promised forever I told you I'd never Leave or lie Now we're still together A little under the weather And you're asking me why Oh you say it's better when you leave it alone It's much better just leave it alone Well make up your mind Cuz I know you don't think it's right I'm asking you to fight Or simply to try Cuz I've been watching from the sidelines Watching all the lights dim Where sparks used to fly Oh you say it's better when you leave it alone It's much better just leave it alone And I've made up my mind Yes I said I was ready I said I could take it I said it was time Yeah I promised forever I told you I'd never And it wasn't a lie It wasn't a lie
5.
Cry For You 04:00
You say I'm pretty when I cry They say you're crazy and that I Should move along but I can't look away So they warn and they say I can't But the way you move is like a dance So gracefully and I don't stand a chance Oh tears form in my eyes I see you start to smile Oh won't you see this through Cuz I only cry for you Look around you say everyone's in love Floating by they're hovering above You take my hand and tell me wait my turn When you say it, it sounds so sweet When you leave I feel relieved I breathe you out but you're still in my dreams Oh tears form in my eyes I see you start to smile Oh won't you see this through Cuz I only cry for I only cry for you Oh tears form in my eyes I see you start to smile Oh won't you see this through Cuz I only cry for I only cry for you
6.
Late one night last winter You went looking for some warmth What you found couldn't deliver So you built a fire of your own You came back just a' shivering Where you'd been I don't know In the air hung the smell of deception I could tell by the change of your clothes Cuz it don't take much at all It's easier than you know Uh-oh You turned out to be singing My favorite song without words My arms got to a' swinging Hitting just to be heard Baby I'll take the blame If you just stay right there I look right past your faults And I will fix you dear Cuz it won't take much at all It's easier than you know Uh-oh It won't take much at all It's easier than you know Uh-oh, Uh-oh, Uh-oh
7.
Sit & Wait 04:18
Somethings got me on the verge of tears It's been this way now for a couple years And I can't place what it might be All I know is that it follows me How did I get so far from you You want respect and I swear I do, oh Can't see the night in its shattered state What we do now is just sit & wait, oh What we do now is just sit & wait Well I can't tell who I'm fighting through this door Could be a line out there stretching to the shores I hold my breath and I bite my tongue You wish me well, well I'm already gone How did I get so far from you You want respect and I swear I do, oh Can't see the night in its shattered state What we do now is just sit & wait, oh What we do now is just sit & wait And I can see What's become of me And how far I fell Shoulda never turned my eyes away from what was real And how did I get so far from you You want respect and I swear I do, oh Can't see the night in its shattered state What we do now is just sit & wait, oh What we do now is just sit & wait Take my hand we will sit & wait
8.
Just Sayin' 03:36
You say you can't hear a sound You're softly drowning me out I won't shout So I keep my distance all night Queen of the shadows but it's alright I don't mind Cuz I'm not lonely enough to be desperate But I'm not tired enough to go home I'm just clever enough to see past this And I'm just sayin' so you know I know You say you've never been found Well hurry up bring another round I'll help you choke it down You're never here when the sun comes up You make me miss you and you call it love I know that's not love Cuz I'm not lonely enough to be desperate But I'm not tired enough to go home I'm just clever enough to see past this And I'm just sayin' so you know I know Well I used to feel so bad for you Till I watched and saw nothing was real Now I always expect your excuses But don't tell me that's part of the deal There's no deal Cuz I'm not lonely enough to be desperate But I'm not tired enough to go home I'm just clever enough to see past this I'm just sayin' so you know I know So you know that know
9.
Well I will be waiting here When you step off the train At the next stop dear Yes I know It's been a long ride home And you're here I can see you're not the same Just hold me close and don't explain Cuz what I need Are your arms around me And you're here All the miles You've been from me They all quit counting And we both can see We both can see Time decides who fails the test It only heals what we let pass Yes I know It's been a long ride home And you're here You're here So come Here
10.
In Vain 03:54
I shudder as you slam the bedroom door I should follow but my feet can't touch this floor Too many backs would break with every step that I take I'm still shaken but I settle in the wake And I listen as your footsteps fade to grey I hear it thundering the wind is blowing both ways I can't sleep, you don't ask why You can't choose and I can't cry Like a moth you dance with the flame I stomp em out but it's all in vain It's in vain Vain It's in vain Vain Your words are flowing and I swallow them like wine Smooth and dry like you practiced every line One sip is all it takes you've got me leaning your way I'm adding up the secrets in our heads They're growing legs and climbing in our bed We kept our voices down don't wanna claim what we found I can't sleep, you don't ask why You can't choose and I can't cry Like a moth you dance with the flame I stomp em out but it's all in vain It's in vain Vain It's in vain Vain When it rains I'm bored When it pours I want more These heavy wings they hold me down I'm looking up but I'm still on the ground and I can't sleep, you don't ask why You can't choose and I can't cry Like a moth you dance with the flame I stomp em out but it's all in vain It's in vain Vain It's in vain Vain
11.
You never made it easy You never took it light You never once appeased me And I never said you weren't right You told me I was shameless Where's the shame in bliss I won't say I'm blameless But you can't say I quit Cuz I came this far and I fought this hard and I did it all without a clue You got your arms stretched out but your gaze cast down Now what does that say about you Yeah what does that say about you You always said keep dreaming But you said it with a sneer I pushed down your demons And I'm still standing here You always told me someday But you meant never dear Well I'd say you're mistaken I'd say somedays here Cuz I came this far and I fought this hard and I did it all without a clue You got your arms stretched out but your gaze cast down Now what does that say about you Yeah what does that say about you You say it's fine without something more Forgive me father cuz I'm not sure I'm not sure Cuz I came this far and I fought this hard and I did it all without a clue You got your arms stretched out but your gaze cast down Now what does that say about you Yeah what does that say about you Oh what does that say about You
12.
Two Hands 03:53
If it shines and sparkles you're sold Hide away cuz you think you've struck gold Keep it safe, keep it safe from your soul Cuz you know if you don't will go Look at me straight as you're backing away Show your face show me what you are made of Ya know they say the truth comes to light Well I hope it shines right in your eyes And I think you should know That your two hand can hold Everything you need But you won't You'll hand it to me I think it's safe to say that you're stalling You got your traps but nobody is falling It's not the way you thought this would be Guess you thought they'd fall right at your feet And I think you should know That your two hand can hold Everything you need But you won't You'll hand it Well heavy lifting hearts around is not what I'm about It's the time you owe yourself you see So you can figure out Why everything you say you want aint adding up to be Cuz you never learned the difference what you want and what you need And I think you should know That your two hand can hold Everything you need But you won't You'll hand it to me
13.
Backs against the wall Standing there so proud, so tall Standing there like you'll never leave Staring straight back at me The most likely to read my mind Most likely to stay all night Silence my fears Say you love me still We become what we see And you aint seen much of me The most likely to catch my fall Most likely to hold it all You keep telling me that I should keep this to myself We were born to bleed just like everyone else Keep that to yourself Keep that to yourself Oh the sky has changed again The stars are too far away from it Pull them closer to me and you All our wishes they will come true Most likely to know the truth Most likely to not need proof My most likely is you It's you
14.
The Deep End 03:47
Maybe we've been going about this all wrong If it's worth keeping it will sink in and start to grow I know that you feel safer with your eyes wide open oh but baby you can let them close Cuz I'm here and I'm not leaving long as our hearts are beating baby you can let them close Just let them close In the deep end it's sink or swim you never float And back on dry land you're taking my hand and here we go Jump with me from the highest spot you see and we may fall and break all of our bones Or stay right there warm and cozy in your favorite chair but baby then we'll never know Never know Never know And I wanna know Jump with me from the highest spot you see and we may fall and break all of our bones Oh yes I know that you feel safer with your eyes wide open don't ya oh but baby you can let them close Just let them close Let them close Let them close I won't go Won't you jump with me from the highest spot you see and we may fall and break all of our bones Oh yes I know that you feel safer with your eyes wide open don't ya oh but baby you can let them close Just let them close I won't go Let them close I won't go When your eyes are closed Maybe we've been going about this all wrong

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released July 22, 2010

All songs by Ashley Riley
Recorded by Mark Rubel @ Pogo Studio in Champaign, IL
cover artwork by Emma Overman

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Earthy grit. Rootsy and soft. A distinct voice. At its core, Ashley Riley’s music is best described as sophisticated indie/Americana. New Noise Magazine called her “one of the best obscure female artists I've heard in, well, ever,” and In- Forty.com declared her a “female songstress everyone would be wise to spend time with.” ... more

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