A Woman Like That

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We wrote this at Heath's apartment in Hendersonville originally, back in 1999. His title, we worked the lyric together. I revisited the tune in 2002, and reworked it into a waltz with some tweaking of the lyrics. I've always pictured this in Printer's Alley in Nashville (just as I do Empty Bottles), probably because I was spending a lot of time there when we wrote these songs! And saw a lot of "women like that" . . . it's about having compassion for women who are leading a tough life . . . whatever the details . . . and specifically, not being judgemental.

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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A WOMAN LIKE THAT

She had fire in her eyes and a devil-may-care attitude
And the cut of her dress revealed more than just her tattoo
I fell under her spell, I could tell it was more than the wine
I couldn't resist her painted red lips close to mine

A woman like that, who spends all her time in the dark
A woman like that, with a permanent scar for a heart
She wasn't born that way
It took time and a lot of mistakes
It takes good love gone bad, to make a woman like that

She said there was a time, she was on top of it all
But the one that she gave her love to, set her up for a fall
Now she's down all the time, and she's finding herself feeling lost
So she searches the night, hopin' luck's on her side - but it's not

A woman like that, who spends all her time in the dark
A woman like that, with a permanent scar for a heart
She wasn't born that way
It took time and a lot of mistakes
It takes good love gone bad, to make a woman like that


Written by Heath Davidson and Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright Low Places Music (BMI) / Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)

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from Honky​-​Tonk Opera, released March 4, 2009
All Instruments/Vocals 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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