The One That Got Away

from by Railtown

/

about

This song holds the distinction of being the very FIRST song that my friend and co-writer Steve Trinward ever wrote together. He came over to my apartment for one or two sessions, and we wrote this light-hearted tune. We still joke because I wrote his name down as "Steve Trinsdale" originally . . . I suppose the lyrics could apply to a lot of women who've touched my life, captured my attention, and then were gone . . . but I always think of one in particular when I sing it . . . the same one I had in mind when I wrote it . . . I'll never tell . . .

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

lyrics

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

I know I'm empty handed, and I don't like to brag a lot
But let me tell you a story, about the kind of luck I've got
I swear that it's the truth - you can believe it or not

You should've seen the one that got away
Silky hair, bedroom eyes, and a great pair of legs
I thought I had her hooked by the look on her face
But she twisted and turned and escaped
You should've seen the one that got away

I'd already caught my limit, but I just had to reel her in
She was a real free spirit, she played my line, then let me win
But when she saw my net, she slipped back to sea again

You should've seen the one that got away
Silky hair, bedroom eyes, and a great pair of legs
I thought I had her hooked by the look on her face
But she twisted and turned and escaped
You should've seen the one that got away

You should've seen the one that got away


Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Steve Trinward
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) / trinSongs

credits

from Honky​-​Tonk Opera, released March 4, 2009
All Instruments/Vocals by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

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.
... more

shows

contact / help

Contact Jeffrey Scott Stewart

Streaming and
Download help