Ashley McBryde - Southern Babylon Lyrics

Starin' through a spiderweb where the windshield used to be
What's left of the dashboard, the smell of gasoline
I can just make out one neon light south off through the trees
My feet took over walkin' 'fore my mind caught up with me
When I walked in my tab was already open
My drink was poured and my cigarette was smokin'

Somebody said "Hey girl, where you been? Doncha know I been waitin' for ya?
Got a band up there been dyin' to play a little 'Devil Went Down to Georgia'
Rest that trav'lin' soul, looks like the road was long
Welcome to Southern Babylon"

Had to pull myself together and ask to use the phone
The waitress smiled a wicked grin, it sent a chill right through my bone
I said "I need to call the tow-truck, some way to move along"
She said, "Who you wanna call now that you've been called home?"

She said "Hey girl, where you been? Doncha know I been waitin' for ya?
You got a band up there just dyin' to play a little 'Hotel California'
And maybe it's not sinkin' in, but you'll learn to play along
Honey, you been gone since you walked into Southern Babylon"

"I'm not supposed to be here, bartender don't you see?
I took a gig down in Atlanta and the brakes gave out on me"
She said, "We know all about ya. It's a little bit too late"
She handed me a guitar and pointed to the flames

"Hey girl, where you been? Doncha know I been waitin' for ya?
You got a band up there just dyin' to play a little 'Devil Went Down to Georgia'
Rest that trav'lin' soul, looks like the road was long
Welcome to Southern Babylon"
Southern Babylon
Welcome to Southern Babylon
Welcome home

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Ashley McBryde Southern Babylon Comments
  1. Larry GRIMES

    Yeah I hear Skynard in her ...

  2. donna croft


  3. james horvath

    Brace yourself Ashley. You might be the most relevant musician in this era.

  4. Martha Johnston

    Great voice, I like whiskey, honey vibe

  5. Sheri Hooper


  6. Ben Brooks

    Eat up with talent and damn sexy.

  7. Queenie

    I ❤️ this live version of Southern Babylon so much.

  8. Carolina R.

    Go Ashley 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯👍🏼❤️

  9. Audrey Brown

    I love Miranda more, but I'm getting there...

  10. kewl malibu

    Female vocalist suck. Should be againt the law.

  11. Roger Pullum

    Wow. Great job

  12. Johnny P

    Doesn’t make sense that Ashley McBryde is still scratching and clawing to get her just due in the music industry, yet people put garbage from Taylor Swift on the top of the heap...that girl sounds like a cartoon character/muppet singing compared to this! Awesome song-lyrics take you on a journey—voice is ridiculous...silky smooth and powerful 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  13. Shane Ball

    Please keep standing behind that guitar, you make it special and you sure aren't typical, a real breath of fresh air.

  14. Pam Shiner

    LOVE this...classic ✍🏻

  15. Daffodil Holler

    She's phenomenal! Lover her voice, her writing, her soul.

  16. Heather Lyn

    This is one of my many favorites from Ashley. I love the beat and lyrics are amazing! I shared, voted, because I knew this chick is sent from God. Her music heals me! Come to Oklahoma @AshleyMcBryde So I can go! I've loved your badass songs and the 1st to e I saw you Eric had u on stage with Bible & .44! My dad is/was that song/man/so I change the the words to a Rifle & a .44! Thank you for all u do & never giving up because you've helped me so much! God Bless you Ms.Ashley

  17. Dr Maria Harriet StackTV

    Ashley....Southern Babylon is another master piece..

  18. Roger Rabbit

    Fantastic song and voice,tyvm

  19. donna croft

    Love Love Love this!!!!! Amazing!!!

  20. Josh Ollis DontTreadOnMe

    Awesome! No bull shit!

  21. Colette' G.

    🎶♥️🎶 She is so good ‼️

  22. ricky coker

    absolutely love the bluesy nailed it young lady

  23. Dating Disabled-org

    Amazing as always...fight the good fight baby girl! Jesus love you!

  24. Teresa HANCOCK

    I have done listen to this song 5 times and I am fixing to share it in a closed group I am in...BK needs to listen TO THIS.😉

  25. Clint Whatley

    Bonnie Rait / Wynona Judd mix.

  26. Melanie Coleman

    Damn girl! This song is AMAZING!!!!

  27. kytown 4444

    Fantastic vocalist

  28. Gayland Baker

    Just as you are Ashley, Beautiful song, I could listen to it all day!

  29. Leeth 8604

    My Favorite ❤ Can't Wait To Hear You Play It Live In August 🤘

  30. it's true

    The song definitely has a unique sound and it's one of those that definitely grows on you and you love it.

  31. Lgirl2008

    This is my favorite song! I’m having withdrawals from not seeing her perform!

  32. Holly House

    omg this is so hotel california...i was typing this five seconds before i heard the line. wow. brilliant

  33. Holly House

    you go girl. you rule

  34. Norma M. Atchley

    You simply blow me away, up here in the mountain (Smoky) I went to Babylon when I had to have a liver transplant 9 years ago, luckiest woman, the fire sure came before this Phoenix roses again, so very grateful to be here at all. Shout out to my liver doner.much love, dude you let me live just because you signed the back of your D.L.

  35. Carolina R.

    What wonderful Music 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏻👏🏾👏🏻👏🏻👏🏽👏🏿👏🏼👏🏾👏🏽👏👏🏻👏🏽👏🏿👏🏼👏🏾👏🏽👏👏🏽👏🏼👏🏿👏🏽👏🏾👏🏼👏🏼👏🏻👏🏾

  36. Carolina R.

    Beautiful voice 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿

  37. Johnnie Braswell

    This is my favorite song of yours. Very emotional song to listen to to. You have brought country music back home to its roots.

  38. Music Man


  39. Julie Medlin

    Suck it Mrs. BASSHAM!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Myra kay Poncho


  41. Nichole L Phillips

    ANOTHER AMAZING SONG BY AN AMAZING WOMAN!!🎸🎤👩💜 I absolutely love it!!

    I found your music through my "Sister" 👭🏼🧡💜 and I don't recall the exact song she played 🤦🏼‍♀️, however American Scandal started and I BECAME A FAN FOREVER!!
    🙋🏼‍♀️🎸🎤 I made her replay it 3 times. I got home looked you up and subscribed and started binge watching your music!!💜 You're voice and lyrics are so beautiful. May you only have continued success in your personal life and your career!! Much Respect.


    Ashley you are so talented and beautiful. I wish I could meet you and take you out on a date. Listening to you tonight from up here in Mid-coast Maine. Where the men are manly and the sheep are scared. Hahaha j/K about the second part.

  43. Tina Bolt

    Love Ashley Her Music is Fantastic Her Voice is Incredible Love This Song🎸🎼🎶❤

  44. Donna Marie Pszoniak

    Love Love"" this Song "" you go Ashley ""💘💘🎸🎶🎶