Jeff Ashbaker
The Story Was Left Untold
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Lyrics
The Story Was Left Untold
©J.C. Ashbaker 10-31-2012
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Everybody's freaking, 'cause everybody's speaking
And most of it's behind my back
It doesn't really matter if all the wild chatter
Is a rumor or a story or a fact
All of it's behind my back, so I can't react

Hey little sister, yeah, I thought I heard you whisper
And you know it's such a waste of time
Whatever, he said or she said, that we said
I'm sure it never crossed my mind
I know it never crossed my mind, such a waste of time

---Chorus---
Mama tried to tell me that the highway to hell would be
Littered with gossip and gold
And Daddy tried to show me, but he really didn't know me
And the (my) story was left untold
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Passively aggressive and aggressively deceptive
Well, the story has a life of its own
Usually out of spite and well into the night
They can talk until the cows come home
The story has a life of its own, till it's left alone

You know it's headed south, when you've heard it word of mouth
And the gossip is yesterday's news
But, they're talking out of turn and no one's too concerned
That the story is heartless and cruel
The gossip is yesterday's news and tomorrow's blues

--Repeat Chorus--
-Bridge-
When the end is near and all my thoughts are crystal clear
I know what won't be on my mind, anything thoughtless or unkind

--Repeat Chorus--
----Solo Verse Break & Gossip----
Credits
Lyric Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Music Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Performance Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Metadata
Song Length: 3:03
Primary Genre: Folk-Americana
Secondary Genre: Country-Americana
Tempo / Feel: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Insults
Mood 1: Affable
Mood 2: Disturbed
Language: English