Out Of The Question (Live)

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Recorded Live at The Boardwalk Cafe in Nashville, TN on December 30, 1996.

I must give some credit to my friends at NSAI's (The Nashville Songwriter's Association International) Los Angeles group for some great critiques which helped shape this song as I was rewriting it. (This was back before I moved to Nashville). I remember playing it in a meeting and getting wonderful suggestions which I put to use.

As to the lyric . . . well, it's not about any specific true story . . . but, I've been there . . . haven't you?

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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OUT OF THE QUESTION

It's out of the question
It's just too much to ask
And I'm too broken hearted to pretend
I'm too busy cryin'
And living in the past
Don't ask me, I can't be just your friend

It seems like just yesterday we were in love
You told me a million times back then
That your love was strong
So can you tell me what went wrong?
Why can't we be that way again?

It's out of the question
It's just too much to ask
And I'm too broken hearted to pretend
I'm too busy cryin'
And living in the past
Don't ask me, I can't be just your friend

I won't stay around and let you see me cry
Wishing we could share just one more kiss
I can't stay here
Wondering how your feelings disappeared
I'm too close to the tenderness I miss

So I'll be movin' on
I'd rather miss you when I'm gone
Than stay and play a game of make believe
Honey it hurts too much
To be in reach, but out of touch
So I will live with memories

It's out of the question
It's just too much to ask
And I'm too broken hearted to pretend
I'm too busy cryin'
And living in the past
Don't ask me, I can't be just your friend

Don't ask me, I can't be just your friend
I can't be your friend . . .
It's out of the question

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

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from Live Dogs (Live), released August 21, 2008
Fiddle: Tim Lorsch
Lead Guitar: Denny Martin
Rhythm Guitar: Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Bass Guitar: Allan J.C. Ward
Drums: Kevin Kathey
Backing Vocal: Kim Winters

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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, ukulele and harmonica.
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