Close to Me

from Set You Free by Ashley Riley

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Lately I, I've been trying
To get you off my record and off my mind
Running in place, I've memorized the ceiling
You know I'm too proud to call it quitting time

The years that change a person, the times that make it worth it
All those nights, I thought that meant me
Lord knows we danced around it, he knows we never found it
We never could decide who should lead

Close, I want you close to me
Close enough to push you away
Close, I want you close to me
I won't be surprised when you don't stay

Baby I, I've been lying
Telling you to get on out of here
And when you go I've been crying
Cuz I feel so much better when you're here

The years that change a person, the times that make it worth it
All those nights, I thought that meant me
Lord knows we danced around it, he knows we never found it
We never could decide who should lead

Close, I want you close to me
Close enough to push you away
Close, I want you close to me
I won't be surprised when you don't stay

I can't trust how I'm feeling when I'm feeling this way
It's late, I'm lonely and I'm wishing that I told you you could stay
Would you stay....

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from Set You Free, released June 18, 2021
Written by Ashley Riley
Recorded and produced by James Treichler @ Wave Upon Wave Studio
Vocals / Harmonies / Acoustic Guitar: Ashley Riley
Drums / Bass / Keys / Bells: James Treichler
Baritone Guitar: Braun Sheets
Harmonies: Sarah Bonsignore and Emmery Williams

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Ashley Riley Illinois

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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