"Ashley" as written by and Mike Dirnt Tre Cool....
Ashley!
Are you running around?
Now you’re crying out bloody murder
Ashley!
Are you bumming around?
You are crying on my cold shoulder

Used a tangled mind with your puppet strings
You tangled your desires right in front of my face
You let me into the world but wouldn’t let me drink
Swallowing my pride and I never even got the taste

But time comes around and I’m not so naive
I’ve finally lost touch 'cause you’re so out of reach
You say that you’re fine but I know that you ain’t
You’re looking like hell and you’re no fucking saint

Ashley!
Are you running around?
Now you’re crying out bloody murder
Ashley!
Are you bumming around?
You are crying on my cold shoulder

Ashley!
Are you running around?
Now you’re crying out bloody murder
Ashley!
Are you bumming around?
You are crying on my cold shoulder

You are what you are
A wish on a shooting star
You are a filthy thought
In my memory

I’ve tasted cigarettes and liquor on your breath
we used to call it speed but now it’s crystal meth
Like when I loved you but you’re scaring me to death
This careless memory and now I could care less

But time comes around and I’m not so naive
I’ve finally lost touch 'cause you’re so out of reach
You say that you’re fine but I know that you ain’t
You’re looking like hell and you’re no fucking saint

Ashley!
Are you running around?
Now you’re crying out bloody murder
Ashley!
Are you bumming around?
You are crying on my cold shoulder

Ashley!
Are you running around?
Now you’re crying out bloody murder
Ashley!
Are you bumming around?
You are crying on my cold shoulder

Ashley! Ashley! Ashley!


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"Ashley" as written by Mike Dirnt Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentJust in case my lyric revisions don't get accepted, here are the actual lyrics of the first verse:

    "You used to dangle my heart with your puppet strings
    You dangled your desires right in front of my face
    You led me to the well but wouldn't let me drink"

    There are a few other mistakes, but you can figure it out. Anyway, this is my favorite song of the trilogy and has become one of my top ten favorite Green Day jams PERIOD. I knew a girl like this - not a romantic relationship, but a long and tumultuous friendship that I should have ended years before I did - and these lyrics hit me hard every time.

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

    ^ I love this line because it reflects how I distanced myself from this person, but am still afraid I'll hear about her self-destructive ways finally getting the best of her, while still knowing there's nothing I can do.

    I think this is the darkest song on the 3 albums musically, which is part of what draws me to it, but the lyrics really shine. I wasn't as impressed with the lyrics on the trilogy as I have been in Green Day albums past, but this track makes up for it.
    pleasebeatme92on December 25, 2012   Link

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