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A blog for fans of Clay Aiken. It may take a while but in the end, truth will win out over lies. Keep it clean, no threats ... and if I don't like what you say I own the delete key.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ashes by Clay Aiken

Ashes was the song from Clay Aiken's On My Way Here album that he said he wanted as the first single. His label chose instead to release the title song as the first single. Using a slow ballad gave a false impression of what kind of songs were on this album.

This live performance of Ashes is from Clay's appearance on Good Morning America in May 2008.

ASHES LYRICS by CLAY AIKEN
Someone told me
What doesn't kill you only
Makes you stronger, sets you free
From all that held you down

With all my heart, I believed
The ember burning
Was a dream deep in me
When everything went up in flames
I still walked away

[Chorus]
Turn around and see what love's done for me
You would not believe the way I used to be, so cold
Maybe love requires walking through the fire
To set me free, so I could rise up from the ashes

I was broken
A million pieces left to hold
I was frozen
My heart left out in the cold

Looking back I can see
How the voice of reason
Kept reminding me
I was never good enough somehow
Try and remind me now





[Chorus]
Turn around and see what love's done for me
You would not believe the way I used to be, so cold
Maybe love requires walking through the fire
To set me free, so I could rise up from the ashes

Send it up in flames
Let it light the sky
Now that I know pain...I'm more alive
I'm more alive

[Chorus]
Turn around and see what love's done for me
You would not believe the way I used to be, so cold
Maybe love requires walking through the fire
To set me free, so I could rise up from the ashes





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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog! Always very enjoyable! Loved the video! I was there and what wonderful memories of a superb performance by Clay. I certainly wish that "Ashes" had been released as the first single!!

February 23, 2009 10:51 AM  
Anonymous claniac24 said...

Lovely blog, Truth. I too wish that Ashes had been released as the first single. What a difference that could have made in sales of "On My Way Here"! RCA has been too stupid to be believed.

February 23, 2009 10:53 AM  
Blogger Ashes said...

I do agree 100% that the upbeat Ashes, Falling, Everything I Don't Need, etc. would all have been more logical choices.
Oh well, THE BEST IS YET TO COME..Right!!

February 23, 2009 10:58 AM  
Blogger gerra said...

Ashes is one of the better songs on OMWH, though I love the whole album. I think this would have been a much better choice for the single. Great blog. I am stuck right now watching the video over and over, lol

February 23, 2009 6:57 PM  
Blogger katy said...

I'm hoping he will sing Ashes in concert. It's a great song and he "will rise up from the ashes."

February 24, 2009 12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Clay Aiken!!!
Great blog

February 26, 2009 4:43 PM  

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