Thursday, February 14, 2013

Weed Instead of Roses

Girls, Ashley Monroe has got your back. This Valentine’s Day, she knows what girls like us want. Flowers? No. Wine? No. Cards? No. Candy? No.

She wants weed and whiskey.

That’s country.


give me weed instead of roses
give me whiskey instead of wine
every puff, every shot you’re looking better all the time
I don’t need a card from Hallmark, box of candy heaven knows 

give me weed instead of roses 
and let’s see where it goes 

songwriters: Ashley Monroe, John McElroy, Sally Barris

Ashley’s new solo record Like A Rose (due 3.5.13) is one I’m most looking forward to this year. I’m always seeking out female voices that I can relate to, and hers is just that. She’s a painstakingly honest songwriter first and foremost, and just so happens to also have one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard. I count hers as one of my top favorite female voices across all genres, over all time. Her writing weighs on the side of Loretta, less [fill-in-the-blank-any-country/pop-queen-flavor-of-the-week]. I’ll take that all day over anything else.

She performed “Weed Instead of Roses” in this session with American Songwriter magazine, and pay close attention to how it was chosen to be a part of her record. Cough *Vince Gill* cough. What a kick. It’s tongue in-cheek and it’s a risk, sure.. but so was “The Pill.”

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers.

Bethany Dorobiala
Independent Sky

skip to 6:30 in the clip below to hear the song.



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