Ashley Monroe - Orphan Lyrics




How does a sparrow know more than I?
When it's mother is gone, it learns how to fly
With no direction, its wings in the wind
How does a bird know more than I?

How does the winter know to hold on
When it's scared of it's shadow and flowers are gone?
The leaves all lay sleepin', prayin' to hear spring-time songs
How does the winter know to hold on?

Nobody told me what I should do
When the world starts to rumble and shake under you
How does an orphan find its way home?
Reach out with no hand to hold
How do I make it alone?

What keeps a river runnin' that way?
Is it slave to the ocean, a wild runaway?
Does it shed a tear, all who have drowned in its wake?
What keeps a river runnin' that way?

Nobody told me what I should do
When the world starts to rumble and shake under you
How does an orphan find its way home?
Reach out with no hand to hold
How do I make it alone?

Nobody told me what I should do
When the world starts to rumble and shake under you
How does an orphan find its way home?
And I reach out with no hand to hold
How do I make it alone?

How does a sparrow know more than I?
When it's mother is gone, it learns how to fly





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Ashley Monroe Orphan Comments
  1. 1besieged

    God has gifted you with the most heavenly beautiful voice, HEART & SOUL, songwriting ability, musical savant genius.. I understand the cry in your voice light to dark to light in tears, lonely missing a loved one.... so , those who feel , can hear more in your songs.. you are the BEST country singer I have ever heard in my life.....

  2. Mary Frank

    She’s sooo under appreciated

  3. Brianna Bush

    Lyrics

    How does a sparrow know more than I?
    When it's mother is gone, it learns how to fly
    With no direction, its wings in the wind
    How does a bird know more than I?

    How does the winter know to hold on
    When it's scared of it's shadow and flowers are gone?
    The leaves all lay sleepin', prayin' to hear spring-time songs
    How does the winter know to hold on?

    Nobody told me what I should do
    When the world starts to rumble and shake under you
    How does an orphan find its way home?
    Reach out with no hand to hold
    How do I make it alone?

    What keeps a river runnin' that way?
    Is it slave to the ocean, a wild runaway?
    Does it shed a tear, all who have drowned in its wake?
    What keeps a river runnin' that way?

    Nobody told me what I should do
    When the world starts to rumble and shake under you
    How does an orphan find its way home?
    Reach out with no hand to hold
    How do I make it alone?

    Nobody told me what I should do
    When the world starts to rumble and shake under you
    How does an orphan find its way home?
    And I reach out with no hand to hold
    How do I make it alone?

    How does a sparrow know more than I?
    When it's mother is gone, it learns how to fly

  4. Jesse Ash

    The voice is saying so much more than the lyrics could ever hope to describe. Your one compared to none Ms. Monroe

  5. Petsana

    Nice melody, beautiful voice.

  6. Lola West

    I'm a orphan this song so true 💪 gotta fight all alone with no direction

    Norma M. Atchley

    Lola West I am so sorry, me too. My birth parents left both myself and brother and never came back. I was 3 months old, I blamed myself for years, not now!!!! Not my fault, I was just a big beautiful l baby, but it took me years to figure it out. Hope you are o.k. Mountain woman.

  7. LillyVanilly

    This song reminds me so much of the TV show Nashville. ❤️

  8. Hannah Suggs

    So beautiful 😍

  9. Carolina R.

    Gorgeous song 👏👏👏👏😍

  10. CHRIS ROACH

    My buddy is killing the keys in this production Mr Mike Webb ✌️

  11. Joe Ashead

    This whole album is awesome !!!

  12. Luis Montoya

    The best song of whole album, greetings from México 😊

  13. Jorge Figueroa

    Discovered you on NPR. You're amazing! I've listened to all you're songs and I'm totally digging it!

  14. Sue Free

    Perfect.

  15. Jerrica Pierce

    This is beautiful! My favorite on the album 💛💛💛

    Matthew H

    Jerrica Pierce I hope an official video is released soon.

  16. Veronika Tarasova

    Wonderful song! Charming voice, gentle melody and interesting metaphors.
    I am happy to discover new talanted singer-songwriter :)

    countrygirl country musiclover

    Sotheo Bravado she's not that new. She's had other solo CDs out and she's in a trio with angaleena presley and Miranda lambert called pistol annies

    Maxcine Gray

    509howardloopgroveoklahomapansys&pianotwinkeysandturkeysmarllborroredsandsnowsledsblessyallsheartchistmastimesacomin&mysuggamammagotsleavesbeneathbeatuifulfeetandagreendressfromasheetblessyourheartifyoueverfindyourselfinthehoodstopinforasup&singwiththeoneandonlyyellowroseoftheseventhstreetvalleymygranny