Forget​-​Me​-​Not

by Firefly Creek String Band

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This is a PREVIEW. This album will be updated and re-recorded before being "finished".

The album is about relationships, whether family relationships, romantic relationships or relationships to the world.

The album cover photo is of the back of my grandpa Stewart's tenor banjo, which I use all the time. I love this wood inlay and I wanted to preserve it in another way. I thought that it was fitting as the cover of "Forget-Me-Not".

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releases May 10, 2020

Vocals/Instruments by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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Track Name: Forget-Me-Not
FORGET-ME-NOT

She was young, so was I,
on the day that we were married
In a sense, we believed we knew it all back then
I’m to blame, ‘cause she tried,
but we couldn’t stay together
It takes two, and I regret we can’t have it all again

Love is not like diamonds that never turn to dust
Love is not like gold that never turns to rust
Precious love is not as strong as I thought
Love is like a flower – a small forget-me-not

I was gone, miles away,
when I heard about my father
Really though, I was never close to my old man
Still I cried ‘cause I knew I’d never say,
Hey dad, I love you
All we saved was our pride,
and we lost what we could have had

Love is not like diamonds that never turn to dust
Love is not like gold that never turns to rust
Precious love is not as strong as I thought
Love is like a flower – a small forget-me-not

I still have a lot to learn -
I’m just tryin’ to get this right
Seems to me all I can do
is make the most out of my life

Love is not like diamonds that never turn to dust
Love is not like gold that never turns to rust
Precious love is not as strong as I thought
Love is like a flower – a small forget-me-not

Written by Jeff Stewart and Bill Warrington
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) /
Bill Warrington Music (BMI)
Track Name: Lost In My Hometown
LOST IN MY HOMETOWN

Walkin' the streets
Watchin' leaves blow in my hometown
Skies are gray
Feels like rain here in my hometown
Storefront windows boarded tight
There must be nothin' left inside

I feel lost in my hometown
Once I knew my way around
Now nothing here seems quite the same
Maybe I'm the one that’s changed
But I feel lost in my hometown

There was a time,
Back in high school in my hometown
I was king,
Knew everything about my hometown
Moved away soon as I could
Thought I’d be leavin’ there for good

I feel lost in my hometown
Once I knew my way around
Now nothing here seems quite the same
Maybe I'm the one that’s changed
But I feel lost in my hometown

Now and then I do go back
But I could never re-live the past
Lost in my hometown

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Ron Young
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) /
Wild Dreams Publishing (BMI)
Track Name: The World Is Getting Younger
THE WORLD IS GETTING YOUNGER

Old men keep telling me, "don't get old"
I believe they mean it
"Go find a fountain of youth and be
made forever young"

But I can't help but change
And the world is getting younger every day

My mom used to say, "open wide,
take your medicine"
but I'm a grown-up now, growing older
and I don't want to be

'Cause I'm afraid of dyin'
But I can't help but change
And the world is getting younger every day

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Time To Grow
TIME TO GROW

In all the hearts of little boys and little girls
There lies the future of the world
Some day when we’re all gone, the children will have grown
And they’ll be living on their own

They need time to grow
Time to change
Time to think
And they need time to rearrange

Time to run
Time to fall
Time to do
And time to do nothing at all

Remember when we all were younger than today
Only time stood in our way
We’re more experienced and wiser than back then
But do you still remember when?

We needed time to grow
Time to change
Time to think
We needed time to rearrange

Time to run
Time to fall
Time to do
And time to do nothing at all

In all the hearts of little boys and little girls
There lies the future of the world

Some day when we’re all gone, the children will have grown
And they’ll have children of their own

They’ll need time to grow
Time to change
Time to think
And they'll need time to rearrange

Time to run
Time to fall
Time to do
And time to do nothing at all

They need time to grow
Time to change
Time to think
And they need time to rearrange

Time to run
Time to fall
Time to do
And time to do nothing at all

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Lonely After Me
LONELY AFTER ME

I felt like a man
Battered and bruised
Was a time in my life when all I did was lose
Crumbled and broke
I wanted to die
Cried myself to sleep with dreams of suicide

I thought they named ‘lonely’ after me
- A victim of sad reality
Imprisoned by what I believed
I thought they named ‘lonely’ after me

I can’t say just how
And I don’t know when
But I found the strength and learned to live again
I’m doin’ okay
Feelin’ just fine
Found my peace within and moved on with my life

And when I feel ‘lonely’ after me
I look inside for what I need
Now I know I hold the key
When I feel ‘lonely’ after me

When I feel ‘lonely’ after me
I look inside for what I need
Now I know I hold the key
When I feel ‘lonely’ after me

When I feel ‘lonely’ after me


Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Travelin' Blues
TRAVELIN' BLUES

Goin' down the road
Goin' down the road
To make it to another show
Goin' down the road
I've got to pay my dues
With the travelin' blues

I'm gonna sing my songs for people from all around
I've got to play my tunes in town after town
Some men would love to wear my shoes
But every time I say good-bye to you
I get the travelin' blues

Good-bye to my home
Good-bye to my home
Sometimes I feel so all alone
(When I say) good-bye to my home
I live the life I choose
But I've got the travelin' blues

I'm gonna sing my songs for people from all around
I've got to play my tunes in town after town
Some men would love to wear my shoes
But every time I say good-bye to you
I get the travelin' blues

I'm gonna sing my songs for people from all around
I've got to play my tunes in town after town
Some men would love to wear my shoes
But every time I say good-bye to you
I get the travelin' blues

Travelin' blues

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Jealous
JEALOUS

Who's that man that you're with tonight?
Aren't you standing a little too close?
I can see that you know him well
How do you think that I'm supposed to feel?
Seeing you here - Acting that way
I'm at a loss - I have nothing to say

But, baby, don't look at me right now,
don’t look at me right now,
don’t look at me right now

'Cause I'm jealous - I don't want you to know
I'm jealous - I've tried to let go
But I'm jealous -
Of whatever it is that you share
I wish I was the one standing there
- I'm jealous

Does he kiss you like I did?
Does he make you feel that way?
I imagine he does just fine
I'm havin' trouble just tryin' to say hello
I want to run - I'm hopin' to hide
You'll see too much - If you see my eyes

So, baby, don't look at me right now,
don’t look at me right now,
don’t look at me right now

'Cause I'm jealous - I don't want you to know
I'm jealous - I've tried to let go
But I'm jealous -
Of whatever it is that you share
I wish I was the one standing there
- I'm jealous

I'm jealous - I don't want you to know
I'm jealous - I've tried to let go
But I'm jealous -
Of whatever it is that you share
I wish I was the one standing there
- I'm jealous

Who's that man that you're with tonight?

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Hummingbird
HUMMINGBIRD

Honey, he's just like a hummingbird
And you're his favorite flower for now
If you look closer you can see his wings
Flap a million miles an hour

Faster, faster
He keeps flyin'
And he'll be gone before you know
Faster, faster
He'll leave you cryin'
But I'll be glad to see him go

Maybe when he's gone you'll notice me
I've been waiting for that day
You need someone to depend upon
And I'm the kind of guy who stays

Faster, faster
He keeps flyin'
And he'll be gone before you know
Faster, faster
He'll leave you cryin'
But I'll be glad to see him go

Honey, he's just like a hummingbird

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Do You Think Of Me At All?
DO YOU THINK OF ME AT ALL?

Do you pine for me, like I pine for you?
Are you waiting for my call?
Do you wonder if I love you still?
Do you think of me at all?

I was a fool to let you slip away
If I was wiser I'd be holding you today

Are you biding time till we meet again
- thinking of the words you'll say?
Do you lie awake through the lonesome night
- sorry that you went away?

Some day soon we'll be in love again
I know we will, and so your heart will mend

Do you hold me in your memory?
Do you kiss me in your dreams?
Am I still the one you're longing for?
Does your heart cry out for me?

Do you pine for me, like I pine for you?
Are you waiting for my call?
Do you wonder if I love you still?
Do you think of me at all?
Do you think of me at all?

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Better Love Next Time
BETTER LOVE NEXT TIME

Have you ever thought about the way two spirits drift apart
And lose the feeling of romance?
No-one’s to blame in matters of the heart
And we’ll both have another chance

Better love next time
No use cryin’ for what we had
Honey, you’ll be fine
Just move on, don’t look back
There’s nothing we could change now,
let’s leave the past behind
And with a little luck you’ll find
– Better Love Next Time

What we might have been wasn’t meant to be
Our love story had to end
We’ll both find someone, if we still believe
We can learn and love again

Better love next time
No use cryin’ for what we had
Honey, you’ll be fine
Just move on, don’t look back
There’s nothing we could change now,
let’s leave the past behind
And with a little luck you’ll find
– Better Love Next Time

Better love next time
No use cryin’ for what we had
Honey, I’ll be fine
I’ll move on, I won’t look back
There’s nothing we could change now,
let’s leave the past behind
And with a little luck I’ll find
– Better Love Next Time

Written by Allen Sostrin and Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Polygram / Seven Angels /
Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: I Was Better Off
I WAS BETTER OFF

I was known to be a man of focus
Knew exactly when, where, and why
Happy with the life I was livin'
Content to be just satisfied

I was better off
I was better off
Before I set my sights on you
I was better off
I was better off
Before I ever even knew what I was missing

Now I've had a sudden change of vision
My future doesn't seem quite so clear
I no longer see the rhyme or reasoning
In a life without you here

I was better off
I was better off
Before I set my sights on you
I was better off
I was better off
Before I ever even knew what I was missing

I really thought that I had everything
Since I met you, I've changed my mind
Now that I've realized all that love can bring
I wouldn't go back to that time

When I was better off
I was better off
Before I set my sights on you
I was better off
I was better off
Before I ever even knew what I was missing


I was better off
I was better off
Before I ever even knew what I was missing

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Kim Barker
Copyright Blue Clover Music / Kim Barker
Track Name: Till Roses Turn To Stone
TILL ROSES TURN TO STONE

They met at an old-fashioned Fourth of July backyard barbecue
From his mom’s garden, he gave her a rose
Three years later before Senior Prom at Wilson Falls High School
He pinned her corsage and read her a poem

Till roses turn to stone
And all the stars fall from the sky
Till the mountains melt into the sea
Then through the longest night
You’ll never be alone
Till roses turn to stone

He’s got a picture of her on their wedding day – the perfect blushing bride
Taken just before she threw the bouquet
And he still swears that over the years they only had one fight
He sent her flowers with a note to say

Till roses turn to stone
And all the stars fall from the sky
Till the mountains melt into the sea
Then through the longest night
You’ll never be alone
Till roses turn to stone

He kneels down at her graveside
To place a wreath upon the ground
Gently touching the roses
Carved into the marble now

Till roses turn to stone
And all the stars fall from the sky
Till the mountains melt into the sea
Then through the longest night
You’ll never be alone
Till roses turn to stone

Till roses turn to stone

Written by Allen Sostrin and Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Polygram / Seven Angels /
Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: When I Was You
WHEN I WAS YOU

I see you runnin' for the roses
Givin' all you have to give
Tryin' too hard to even notice
You're headin' straight into the wind

Settle in and find your stride
It's all so short, enjoy the ride
I should know, 'cause I've been in your shoes
And I did the same when I was you

I'll bet I know just what you're hopin'
Use your speed and set the pace
But happiness is truly knowing
Life is more than just a race

Settle in and find your stride
It's all so short, enjoy the ride
I should know, 'cause I've been in your shoes
And I did the same when I was you

When I was young my daddy tried to help me see
And I ignored him when he said to me

Settle in and find your stride
It's all so short, enjoy the ride
I should know, 'cause I've been in your shoes
And I did the same when I was you

And I did the same when I was you
And I was the same when I was you

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewaert and Heather Larkin
Copyright 2008 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) /
LarkMuse Publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: Minding My Business
MINDING MY BUSINESS

I know I'm new to this here town
There's already talk that's goin' 'round
Let's just get a few things straight
Then you and me, hey, we'll be A-okay

I get along, minding my business
Minding my own business – I get along
I get along, minding my business
Minding my own business – I get along

I'm an easygoing guy
That's the way I choose to live my life
If that doesn't work for you
I wouldn't want to tell you what to do

I get along, minding my business
Minding my own business – I get along
I get along, minding my business
Minding my own business – I get along

I get along, minding my business
Minding my own business – I get along
I get along, minding my business
Minding my own business – I get along

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Carmen M. Taylor
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) /
Awesome Musings Publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: Thank You, Alexander
THANK YOU, ALEXANDER

Thank you, Alexander, for bringing her to me
'Cause it's a long way from California to here in Tennessee
But I can hear her sweet voice whisperin' in my ear
And there is nothing on this earth that I would rather hear

And if we can't be face to face
At least it's good to know
That when I want to be with her
I can always call her on the phone

So thank you, Alexander, I need her here right now
I couldn't wait another day to be with her somehow
She's everything I've wanted, I didn't want to leave
But somewhere deep inside I knew I had to chase my dream

If we can't be face to face
At least it's good to know
That when I want to be with her
I can always call her on the phone

So thank you, Alexander

If we can't be face to face
At least it's good to know
That when I want to be with her
I can always call her on the phone

So thanks to you, Alexander . . .
I don't feel so alone

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Wildflowers
WILDFLOWERS

I'm so cold and it's dark as night
It's gettin' hard to breathe
I've been screamin' with all my might
And scratchin' until my fingers bleed

Carly Sue, won't you come find me
How I miss your kiss right now
And the way we swayed together
With the wildflowers all around

With skin so warm and lips so sweet
Her love was all I craved
And I lived for the times we'd meet
Alone in our special secret place

Carly Sue, won't you come find me
How I miss your kiss right now
And the way we swayed together
With the wildflowers all around

Her husband was a jealous soul
And had a right to be
Brought his friends and enough hemp rope
To hang us from the nearest trees

Carly Sue, won't you come find me
How I miss your kiss right now
And the way we swayed together
With the wildflowers all around

Now I'm so cold and it's dark as night
It's gettin' hard to breathe
I've been screamin' with all my might
And scratchin' until my fingers bleed
And scratchin' until my fingers bleed

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Carmen Melton Taylor
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) /
Awesome Musings Publishing (BMI)
Track Name: Say Goodnight
SAY GOODNIGHT

Say goodnight now everyone, please say goodnight to me
Thanks to you for all the fun, and all these memories
Goodnight to you my friends, I’m ‘bout to leave this stage
Take comfort in my melodies, when I’ve gone away

Let my words gently whisper
And bring joy to your life
And my love will surround you
When it’s time to say goodnight

Say goodnight now everyone, please say goodnight to me
Thanks to you for all the fun, and all these memories
Goodnight to you my friends, I’m ‘bout to leave this stage
Take comfort in my melodies, when I’ve gone away

Let my words gently whisper
And bring joy to your life
And my love will surround you
When it’s time to say goodnight

Goodnight


Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)