"Josey" as written by Cassadee Pope and Mike Gentile....
The drinks are flowing, just like the river
Then she keeps going
The whole night ends with a blur
She's got no limit, she thinks she's so tough
Can't walk a straight line
The end of the night, she's rough

Her dress whispers reckless
That night starts now
And she slips on her necklace

Josey, don't you worry
It's just a phase you're going through
Some day you'll know just what to do
Josey, it's alright
Slap the hand that just keeps pouring
It doesn't matter, just do something

She's ready to roll, tonight is different
She'll start it off slow
To keep herself in check
Oh no, oh no, it's two for one
She starts the show now
From this moment on, she's done

Her dress whispers reckless
That night starts now
And she slips on her necklace

Josey, don't you worry
It's just a phase you're going through
Some day you'll know just what to do
Josey, it's alright
Slap the hand that just keeps pouring
It doesn't matter, just do something

The party is tonight
And she thinks they're playing her song
The party is tonight
And it's playing all night long

Josey, don't you worry
It's just a phase you're going through
Some day you'll know just what to do
Josey, it's alright
Slap the hand that just keeps pouring
It doesn't matter, just do something


Lyrics submitted by romanceisdead

"Josey" as written by Mike Gentile Cassadee Pope

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    General CommentThis song is about a friend "Josey" who is going through a hard time, and pretty much drowns her sorrows in alcohol and men. "it's just a phase your going through" is saying that the girl will get over it eventually. "slap that hand that keeps pouring it doesnt matter just do something" is saying that she should stop drinking and she should do something other than drink.
    cinematichearton October 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was actully kind of wondering if maybe this song is a self reflection. She's relizing that her life is kind of on a road to nowhere...but "it's just a phase" and eventaully she'll figure something out. I would really love to know the real inspiration for this song. I kind of think it's less about a friend and more about self realization.
    lessonsinnjon April 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with cinematicheart.
    fueledbyramenaddicton October 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed with cinematicheart.

    (you say they are the new paramore, you obviously have a hard time understanding music.)
    xAlternativexon December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! haha, i like the meaning or whatever.
    haha, yea. im listening to the ready set! :))
    brieebriee19on April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey didn't play this song when they opened for fall out boy.
    :[
    xcmusicjunkieon May 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about a girl they knew.
    I'm guessing she went to clubs and bars a lot and got drunk most nights because she decided it would be fun at first, she probably got hooked. The line "her dress/whispers reckless" sasy to me that she could have been loose with herself a few times.

    The only line I coudln't understand the maening of was ... "slips on her necklace"
    Do they mean literally..?

    I adore this song though.
    Ironic that it's esentially about an alcoholic but it's up tempo...
    rainbowxx7on June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a girl who has completely put herself out there and the singer is trying to tell it's going to be okay basically.
    Arobsonskiion August 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCasadee actually says what this song is supposed to mean in an interview and she said it's about all the girls she used to know that were bad influences on her. she goes on to say that none of them are actually named josey, the name just fit with the song.
    dudevsplaneton May 16, 2011   Link

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