One Night Standards - Ashley McBryde

The Experience: Can't you just use me like I'm using you? Making sex without love...
The Vibe: Sad and stale.
The Topic: Love. Use and abuse. Sex. Loneliness.
The Tension: There's no king bed covered in roses (Love and romance) VS. Just a room without a view (Sad and shabby).



Music video: A motel seemingly made for one night stands. But the lyrics aren't from the women involved. They're Ashley McBryde's as she comments on the sad scenes she sees every night. Her commentary escalates to something much more involved as she sees a friend's father drive up with a prostitute... With a surprising twist in McBryde's next music video Hang In There Girl.

The Meaning of One Night Standards: No love. No romance. No expectations. No interest. Just use each other. It's just sex. It's sad. It's empty. To do it you have to tell yourself you don't give a d-mn about the morning after. It takes a special kind of loneliness - lonely makes a heart ruthless - to take you to a one night stand with no happiness in sight - in a room without a view. Those are the one night standards. The music video lets us wqtch that sadness from the outside and see just how destructive it is for everyone involved.

Ask yourself: Why do we keep going back to things that leave us emptier than before?

Album: Never Will (2020)

LYRICS:

I ain't gonna stay for the weekend
I ain't gonna jump off the deep end
I ain't gonna ask where your ring is
Thing is, we all got secrets

You don't wanna hear about my last break up
I don't wanna worry 'bout space you take up
I don't even care if you're here when I wake up

It's just a room key
You ain't gotta lie to me
Can't you just use me like I'm using you?
How it goes is, bar closes
There's no king bed covered in roses
Just a room without a view

I don't want a number, you ain't gonna answer
Let's just stick to the one night standards

[It's your dad. He's about to make a mistake.]

Well, I ain't Cinderella either, but who is?
Call me what you want if the shoe fits
I ain't gonna say I never do this, 'cause truth is
Lonely makes a heart ruthless

Ain't nobody gonna hurt nobody
Ain't nothing wrong with needing somebody
You can leave all that
Down in the lobby

It's just a room key
You ain't gotta lie to me
Can't you just use me like I'm using you?
How it goes is, bar closes
There's no king bed covered in roses
Just a room without a view

No, I don't want a number, you ain't gonna answer
Let's just stick to the one night standards

Well how it goes is, bar closes
There's no king bed covered in roses
Just a room without a view

No, I don't give a d-mn about the morning after
Bottles on the floor, don't even matter
I don't want a number, you ain't gonna answer
Let's just stick to the one night standards
The one night standards
The one night standards

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