Song of the Day #1,774: ‘Weed Instead of Roses’ – Ashley Monroe

ashley_monroe_like_a_roseI’ve bought a handful of albums this year (including Vampire Weekend’s latest a day or two ago) and curiously, four of them are country records.

I didn’t plan it that way. Brad Paisley and Pistol Annies released new albums, which I naturally snapped up as a fan of both. Then the excellent newcomer Kacey Musgraves burst onto the scene amid a flurry of great reviews so I picked that one up. Finally, Ashley Monroe, one of the Pistol Annies, released her own solo album to critical raves.

This week I’ll feature a song from each of those records, plus one from another country band star whose solo outing sounds quite intriguing.

First up is Ashley Monroe with a funny track from her album Like a Rose.

Slate.com recently published a column asking why country singer (women, especially) are suddenly infatuated with marijuana. Sure enough, three of the albums mentioned above feature prominent mentions of the plant, and not for medicinal purposes. Hell, Musgraves has enough pot references to qualify for a guest spot on a Snoop Dogg album.

Monroe chimes in on the subject with ‘Weed Instead of Roses,’ in which a married couple gets high and gets frisky. I like that this kinky little song has a verse about sending the kids to grandma — the domestic backdrop makes the whole thing kind of sweet.

Baby we’ve been together for a long, long time
You get home from work and then we just turn out the lights
Lately I’ve been dreaming you in leather, me in lace
Let’s put up the teddy bears, and get out the whips and chains

Give me weed instead of roses
Bring 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
Let’s see where it goes

Honey you don’t have to worry,
There ain’t no one else for me
Lately we have fallen under the same routine
I ain’t getting any younger, oh but you don’t seem to care
Let’s trade in the boxers for some sexy underwear

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
Let’s see where it goes

Let’s send the kids to grandma,
And call in sick to work
Put on some heavy metal,
Rip the phone off of the hook
Go call your no good brother,
We both know what he’s been growing
I’ll be waiting with the whipped cream
And baby let’s get going

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
Let’s see where it goes

You pull out the Polaroid
And I’ll strike a couple poses
Oh let’s get a little wild
Bring me weed instead of roses

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One thought on “Song of the Day #1,774: ‘Weed Instead of Roses’ – Ashley Monroe

  1. Dana says:

    Well, she sounds like a fun wife.đŸ˜„

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