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Riff: Green Day – “Ashley”

Nov 13, 2012

Back when I loved you but you’re scaring me to death/This careless memory and now I could care less

from Ashley lyrics by Green Day

A little freewheeling’ feedback to try and shake the “filthy thought” in some character’s “memory,” “Ashley” follows a pervading noir theme on Dos!  lacing “bloody mary” cries and “crystal meth” mentions. Just a shame that GD just keep phoning the sonics in – a three-chord speed box bore.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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