Ashley McBryde - The Jacket Lyrics




It's got a hole in the elbow, bandana pocket
Silver button missin' from the snap at the bottom
I said, "That thing's seen better days, Daddy, you should toss it"
And he just said "Darlin I can't"

This thing is two-thousand bonfires, I hitchhiked to Boulder
It's kept a million raindrops off your mama's shoulders
My heart on my sleeve, my life in these patches
Then he wrapped his arms around me in that old
Jean jacket

It's been a bed for a hound-dog, a picnic blanket
There's blood on the collar from a punk who tried to take it from me
Seen Willie Nelson play four or five states
The best Levi ever made

We strung for miles of barbed wire in Corinth, Mississippi
A night in county jail with an old drunk and a hippy
It's my heart on the sleeve, it's my life in these patches
With his arms wrapped around me in that old
Jean jacket

It ain't much to look at, but he let me have it
So I could feel his arms around me in that old
Jean jacket
Jean jacket





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  1. rainwolf034

    Little like Mary Chapin Carpenter’s song “this shirt”

  2. Mary Druck

    My ma was my Jean jacket. With her arms around me I could feel the love of both her parents, my grandparents.

  3. Susan Malley

    Emotions!
    Memories!
    You do it so so well Ashley.
    You're a girl going high places!!💖💕💖

  4. Mary Druck

    I love you ma.

  5. Brea Anna Thornton

    It's got a hole in the elbow, bandana pocket
    Silver button missin' from the snap at the bottom
    I said, "That thing's seen better days, Daddy, you should toss it"
    And he said "Darlin I can't"
    This thing is two-thousand bonfires, I hitchhiked to Boulder
    It's kept a million raindrops off your mama's shoulders
    My heart on my sleeve, my life in these patches
    Then he wrapped his arms around me in that old
    Jean jacket
    It's been a bed for a hound-dog, a picnic blanket
    There's blood on the collar from a punk who tried to take it from me
    Seen Willie Nelson play four or five states
    The best Levi ever made
    We strung for miles of barbed wire in Corinth, Mississippi
    A night in county jail with an old drunk and a hippy
    It's my heart on the sleeve, it's my life in these patches
    With his arms wrapped around me in that old
    Jean jacket
    It ain't much to look at, but he let me have it
    So I could feel his arms around me in that old
    Jean jacket
    Jean jacket

  6. Grady- 1983

    Great song lyrics, awesome singing. The music ruined it. It sounds like some horrible pop song track that had a good country singer over the top of it.

  7. Jay Mariano

    Beautiful song!! She is the real deal!! Reminds me of the days when people actually kept things and didn’t just toss it when a button came off🥰

  8. Tina Howard

    Keeping it Country. She is one of my favorites. 💜🎼🎤🎵

  9. Dylan Batchelor

    Can't wait to see her this summer! My 6 year old son is pretty excited!

  10. Xliightsooutx

    One of my favorite artists Alexandra Kay recommend this song said it was her favorite it’s a good song

  11. Mary Druck

    My momma is my Jean jacket straight from her daddy. He was a hell of a man. I suppose that's why I only needed one grandpa, he was that good at all he did. Being good being bad he could handle whatever so we'll. God how I miss him.

  12. Ed Carlson

    Yes it's a great song sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.

  13. Mare Tomaski

    She is my new fav....her lyrics are truly killing me

  14. 5.0 Fireworks

    I’m a fan of red dirt by GOD Texas music!! But this lady can fit right in!!

  15. Leander Williams

    These songs remind so much of my younger days living out in the country montana. I love the music.

  16. Mary Druck

    Damn how I love my Jean jacket.

  17. Mary Druck

    This song reminds me of my grandparents and my mother. My mothers was my Jeanjacket. Best thing I grandparents ever made. She even had her gun, at least in her story to me. My birth father couldn't even get her from my grandparents, not for long (she always run back home to them). So, my Jean jacket has holes where the snap was at the bottom, was also used for a picnic blanket and comes with its own gun story. Damn how i miss them. That was my world until my children then my husband. Rest in peace my Jean jacket.

  18. Danalynne Johnson

    It wasn't a jacket; my dad gave me a great pair of dress shoes. I held onto those for 20 years after he died.

  19. Erik Peterson

    Thanks for the song Ashley and thanks to my brother Lance for the old jean jacket that was the begining of the start of my new life ...

  20. Sensei Juan

    I have a jacket since 1992 that I still wear. If that jacket could talk it would fill a flash drive with tears, losses, laughter and wins.

  21. Sensei Juan

    This is a country song

  22. rottweilerdawg

    ASHLEY,,,, JEAN JACKET,,, AWESOME SONG !!!!

  23. John Schudel

    This real Country music, Great song

  24. Krystal Gonzalez

    Damn this is a HIT. There is so much depth to it -Alonzo Family

  25. Rebekah Musson

    Love this song it stuck in my head

  26. Noora

    I love it <3

  27. Gregory Pilewski

    I was driving in my truck and heard this song and broken into tears. I have one of my grandfathers jackets that he gave me that my wife wanted me to toss years ago. The lyrics describe my entire story why I can't part with it. Great song, great lyrics, great job Ashley McBryde...keep it up!

  28. Tracy G

    Got to love it Eric Church pulled you up for a Bible and 44 and I'm a fan since

    JenniferD

    Tracy G same here!

  29. cloud puff slimes

    man I love you ashley

  30. Stephanie Morganroth

    This is what conurty music has been missing .love. Her music keep it up.
    The good work.

  31. Alex Bees

    The Jacket.I love This Song.

  32. Mark DeCamp

    An opening verse into the hook/chorus can’t get much better than this

  33. LowSocietyBand

    Heartfelt and beautifully delivered. Two thumbs up Ashley McBryde!

  34. John Eason

    What another great story in a song. In the seventies you could not get me away from my Jean jacket. Some who I shared with are no longer with us. Makes if even more valuable in memories.

  35. Vickie Hill

    Ashley McBryde
    LOVE YOUR Song Jacket

  36. Kevin Shaw

    Recording school kids, here's how you engineer correctly. Nice open mix and Ashley's voice and emotion is captured perfectly. Lovely snare and ride cymbal EQ. Nice guitar work as well and the song grooves. Great job to all involved.

  37. Nancy Robinson

    Impressed , great lyrics 👍🏼☮️

  38. Greg Debonne

    Yeah. Well crafted, genuine, nice classic-inspired approach to production and engineering, and a rather nice vocal. I wish more contemporary Country of today was this nice of a listen.

  39. tybolini2

    Lefsetz sucks

  40. pasodiufwen

    outstanding. just terrific songwriting, with a damn solid presentation. top shelf all the way.

  41. KinnickST

    I saw Ashley perform at We Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota last weekend. That was the first time I heard this song. She was excellent.

  42. Sandy Says

    love it. cant wait to check out more of your music! new subscriber here 😝

  43. Ralston Isham

    Boy this just has that old country feel I just love this song

  44. Carolina R.

    AMAZING 🍻🎉🎉🎉

  45. cynthia Massey

    Love her music

  46. Pam Munsey

    This song hits me really hard, I love it though. Our only child, our son passed away in July 2015. He had a leather jacket that we got him when he was 13, he was 35 when he passed and he still wore it, short sleeves and all. So it's missing...said he left it in a car...anyway, that jacket means so much to me, he wanted it for so very long, I bought it when we couldn't afford it, He even wore that jacket on rainy nights in summer, anyway, I'd just like ya'll to pray someone brings it to us. I pray for it so much the Lord probably wants me to hush, It was one of the motorcycle kind with the zips and stuff. Would love for his daughter, who is now...13 to have it. Thank you in advance. And is Ashley awesome or what???

    Pam Munsey

    @Kim Morgan Still haven't gotten it, but continuing to pray. Just saw another comment and thought of you, thank you again for your prayers, keep them coming.

    Pam Munsey

    @Nancy Robinson To see that in my mind, gives me chills....I can see him now....

    Kim Morgan

    @Pam Munsey still praying you find it. 💕

    Patti Craft

    Hope you have found it! If not have you thought of buying her one like it and share his story with her? I know it’s not the same, but she might still love to have one just like her Daddy and love the time you spend with her sharing stories about him with her. Hugs and I hope you find it or someone returns it to you. Best of luck.

    Rick Scoles

    Sorry it took me so long to see, I lost my daughter two years ago when she attempted suicide. And the Christmas before that I bought her a mossy oak jacket.and right now that jacket is on the shoulders of her best friend who is going through treatment. My daughter may be gone but her arms are still wrapped around the people who she loved.6 days after her attempted suicide I had to make the hardest as a father ever had to make. I chose to take her off the life support. Because the little girl was no longer there. But she did leave me a beautiful baby girl. Who is the splitting image of her mommy.

  47. Lori Dillon

    great song Ashley, you make a video. love your music

    Ginsteph23

    Keep the hits coming!

  48. Laney McMillen

    Guess there’s a reason for everything.. blessing in disguise that it was stolen

  49. Mike Robinson Channel

    Awesome song. So well written. Such vivid imagery. Like it a lot. Sounds great, Ashley. God bless.