lyrics to the chicks sophormore album

Ready To Run

When the train rolls by
I’m gonna be ready this time
When the boy gets that look in his eye
I’m gonna be ready this time
When my momma said I look good in white
I’m gonna be ready this time
Oh yeah,

Chorus:
Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready to run
All I’m ready to do is have some fun
What’s all this talk about love?

I feel the wind blow through my hair
I’m gonna be ready this time
I’ll buy a ticket to anywhere
I’m gonna be ready this time (Ready this time)
You see it feels like I’m starting to care
And I’m gonna be ready this time (Ready this time)

Oh yeah
(Chorus)

I'm ready to run...I'm ready to run

Oh
(Chorus)

I'm ready to run
I'm ready to run
I'm ready to run
I'm ready to run...ready to run...
ready to run...yeah I;m ready to run. I'm ready
I'm ready to run...I'm ready
Oh I'm ready to run...I'm ready

 

If I Fall (You're Going Down With Me)

Was it the pull of the moon now baby
That led you to my door
You say the night's got
You acting crazy
I think it's somethin' more


I never felt the earth move, honey
Until you shook my tree


Nobody runs from
The law now baby
Of love and gravity


It pulls you so strong
Baby you gotta hold on

(chorus)
If I fall you're goin down with me.
You're goin down with me
Baby, if I fall.
You can't stay back
And let it just get me
You're goin' down with me, baby
Heart and all.

We're hangin right on
The edge now baby.
The wind is gettin' stronger
We're hangin on
By a thread now, honey.
We can't hold on much longer.
It's a long way down
But, it's too late.

[repeat chorus]

Ooh, baby, I couldn't get
Any higher.
This time I'm willin'
To dance on the wire.
If I fall
If I fall

[repeat chorus]

If I fall
If I fall
Woo hoo yeah

 

Cowboy Take Me Away

I said I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly


I wanna sleep on the hard ground
In the comfort of your arms
On a pillow of bluebonnets
In a blanket made of stars


Oh it sounds good to me I said

Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free, oh, I pray
Closer to heaven above
And closer to you closer to you

I wanna walk and not run
I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon
And not see a building standing tall


I wanna be the only one
For miles and miles
Except for maybe you and
Your simple smile


Oh it sounds good to me
Yes it sounds so good to me

Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free oh I pray
Closer to Heaven aboveand

Closer to you closer to you

I said I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly
Oh it sounds so good to me

Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue

Set me free oh I pray
Closer to heaven above and
Closer to you closer to you
Closer to you
Cowboy take me away,
Closer to you

 

Cold Day In July

The moon is full
And my arms are empty.
All night long
I've pleaded and cried.
You always said
The day that you would leave me
Would be a cold day in July.

Your bags are packed
And not a word is spoken.
I guess we said
Everything with 'goodbye'.
Time moves so slow
And promises get broken
On this cold day in July.

(chorus)
Sun's comin' up, comin' up
Down on Main street.
Children shout as they're
Running out to play.
Head in my hands
Here I am standin' in my bare feet
Watchin you drive away
Watchin you drive away

We said that we
Were gonna last forever.
Wou said our love
Would never die.
It looks like spring
And it feels like sunny weather.
But, it's a cold day in July.

[repeat chorus]

The moon is full
And my arms are empty.
All night long
How I've pleaded and cried.
You always said
The day that you would leave me
Would be a cold day in July.
Here comes that cold day in July.

 

Goodbye Earl

Mary Ann and Wanda were
The best of friends
All through their high school days.
Both members of the 4-H club.
Both active in the FFA.
After graduation
Mary Ann went out
Lookin' for a bright new world.
Wanda looked all around this town
And all she found was Earl.

Well, it wasn't two weeks
After she got married that
Wanda started gettin' abused.
She put on dark glasses
And long sleeve blouses
And makeup to cover a bruise.
Well, she finally got the nerve
To file for divorce.
She let the law take it from there.
But, Earl walked right through
That restraining order and
Put her in intensive care.

Right away Mary Ann flew
In from Atlanta
On a red-eye, midnight flight.
She held Wanda's hand
And they worked out a plan
And it didn't take them
Long to decide that
Earl had to die.

Goodbye Earl
Those blackeyed peas
They tasted alright to me, Earl
You feelin' weak?
Why don't you lay down and sleep, Earl
Ain't it dark
Wrapped up in that tarp, Earl

The cops came by
To bring Earl in.
They searched the house
High and low.
Then they tipped their hats
And said 'thank you, ladies'
'If you hear from him let us know'
Well, the weeks went by
And spring turned to summer
And summer faded into fall
And it turns out he
Was a missing person who
Nobody missed at all.

So the girls bought some land
At a roadside stand
Out on highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham
And strawberry jam
And they don't lose
Any sleep at night.
Cuz Earl had to die.

Goodnight, Earl
We need a break
Let's go out to the lake, Earl
We'll pack a lunch
And stuff you in the trunk, Earl
Well, is that alright?
Good, let's go for a ride, Earl
Hey, well hey, hey, hey
Aw, hey, hey, hey
Well, hey, hey, hey

 

(Hello) Mr. Heartache

Hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you.
Come in and wear your welcome out
The way you always do.
You never say if
You're here to stay
Or only passin' through.
So, hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you.

When I don't feel like company
You make yourself at home
Even though you know
I'd rather be alone.
Love walked out on me
And didn't even close the door.
Next thing I know I'm staring
At your shadow on the floor.

(chorus)
So, hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you.
Come in and wear your welcome out
The way you always do.
You never say if
You're here to stay
Or only passin' through.
So, hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you.

I wish that I could say it's nice
To see you back again.
We're not exactly strangers,
But we're not exactly friends.
You know you're not invited, but
You keep on comin' round.
Last thing that I need is you
To kick me when I'm down.

[repeat chorus]

I've been expectin' you.
I've been expectin' you.
I've been expectin' you.

 

Don't Waste Your Heart

For the life of me
I can't believe
That you're on your knees
Beggin please.
All the pushin away
And puttin' down
Can't you see you're
Getting' the run around?

Whoa, it's plain to see
You'd rescued me
From my lonliness
So called unhappiness.
Oh, I didn't mean
To cause you pain.
I've got nothin' to lose
And nothin' to gain

(chorus)
And don't waste your heart
On a wild bee.
She's got a soul that won't
Settle on one thing.
Oh, this bird can't sing
When you've tied it's wings.
Don't waste your heart on me.

It's funny how the girls get burned.
Honey, as far as I'm concerned
The tables have turned.

[repeat chorus]

And I'm here to apologize
My heart can't compromise
Don't waste your heart on me.

 

Sin Wagon

He pushed me 'round
Now I'm drawin' the line
He lived his life
Now I'm gonna go live mine
I'm sick of waistin my time

Well now, I 've been good for way too long
Found my red dress now I'm gonna throw it on
'Bout to get too far gone

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition

Need a little bit more of my twelve ounce nutrition
One more helpin' of what I've been havin'
I'm takin' my turn on the Sin Wagon

On a mission to make something happen

Feel like Delilah lookin' for Samson
Do a little mattress dancin'
That's right I said mattress dancin'

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Need a little bit more of what I've been missin'
I don't know where I'll be crashin
But I'm arrivin' on a Sin Wagon

When it's my turn to march up to glory

I'm gonna have one hell of a story
That's if he forgives me
Oh Lord please forgive me

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition

Need a little bit more of that sweet salvation
They may take me with my feet draggin'
But I'll fly away on a Sin Wagon

I'll fly away on a Sin Wagon

 

Without You

I've sure enjoyed the rain
But I'm looking forward to the sun
You have to feel the pain
When you lose the love
You gave someone.
I thought by now that time
Would take away these lonely tears.
I hope you're doin fine all alone
But where do I go from here?

(chorus)
Cuz without you I'm not okay
And, without you I've lost my way
My heart's stuck in second place, boo hoo
Without you.

Well, I never thought I'd be
Lying here without you by my side.
It seems unreal to me that
The life you promised was a lie.
You made it look so easy
Makin' love into memories.
I guess you got what you wanted
But, what about me?

[repeat chorus]

Somebody tell my head
To try to tell my heart
That I'm better off without you
Cuz baby I can't live

[repeat chorus]

Without you.

 

(Some Days You) Gotta dance
It was about five to five on Friday.
And we were all
Getting ready to go.
And the boss man started screamin'
And his face began to show
He said 'you and you come with me'
Cuz you're gonna have to stay.
And my heart was thumpin'
And I was jumpin'
I had to get away.

(chorus)
Some days you gotta dance
Live it up when you get the chance
Cuz when the world
Doesn't make no sense
And you're feelin
Just a little too tense
Gotta loosen up those chains
And dance.

Well I was talking with my baby
Over a small glass of tea
He asked a loaded question.
He said 'how do you feel about me?'
My mind was racin'
I was pacin'
But the words just wouldn't come
And there was only
One thing left to do
I feel it comin' on.

[repeat chorus x 2]

You gotta loosen up those chains
And dance.
Come on, loosen up those chains
And dance.

 

Hole In My Head

Hole in my head.
Hole in my head.
I need a boy like you
Here to hold my hand.
I need a boy like you
Like a hole in my head.
Let's just say we will
And then don't instead.

Wild goose chase.
Wild goose chase.
You're gonna take me, boy
On a wild goose chase.
You're gonna take me, boy
On a wild goose chase.
You better find somebody
To take my place.

You took my imagination
And stomped it in the ground.
Now I can only think about you
Chasing the tracks
That you were left around.
Hole in my head.
Hole in my head.
Oh, I need a boy like you
Like a hole in my head.
I need a boy like you
Like a hole in my head.
You make me feel so bad
That I wish I was dead.
I left the game,
Cuz the game, oh yeah,
I'm never gonna win.

It must have knocked me crazy.
It must have hit me hard.
People must'a think I'm lazy
Like a shuffle short
Of a winning card.
Wild goose chase
Wild goose chase.
Oh, I need a boy like you
Like a wild goose chase.
I need a boy like you
Like a wild goose chase.
You better find somebody
To take my place.

Let the games begin.
Yeah, here I go again.
I need a boy like you
I need a boy like you
I need a boy like you
Like a hole in my head.
Hole in my head.
Hole in my head.
Hole in my head.
Hole in my head.
Oh, like a hole in my head.
I need a boy like you
I need a boy like you

 

Heartbreak Town

Hugged your friends
Kissed your mama goodbye
Baby in your arms and
A tear in your eye
Twelve hundred miles, and
You never asked why from me.
Me and you and the baby side by side
We all knew we was in
For a long, hard ride.
Nowhere to run, and
Nowhere to hide it seemed.
I honked the horn
When we crossed the state line.
Woke up the baby, and
She started to cry.
She must have known what
We we're goin' to find.

(chorus)
This ain't nothin' but a heartbreak town.
Square people in a world that's round.
And, they watch you dancin'
Without the sound.
It ain't nothin', no nothin'.
You take your number
And you stand in line.
And they watch to see
How high you're gonna climb.
Pat on the back, and
Better luck next time.
It ain't nothing, no it ain't nothin'
But a heartbreak town.

Stardust, well it's a funny thing.
It can make you cuss
It can make you sing
When you need a touch
It gets hard to explain somedays.
I've seen 'em rise
And I've seen 'em fall.
Some get nothin', and
Lord some get it all.
Some just run while
Others crawl away.
Hold my hand
Baby, don't let go.
I've got some front money
And I've got an -----------
And I'm, I'm gonna lead you
Down this yellow brick road.

[repeat chorus]

Town
Heartbreak town

 

Let Him Fly

Ain't no talkin' to this man
Ain't no pretty other side
Ain't no way to understand
Stupid words of pride
It would take an acrobat
And I already tried all that
I'm gonna let him fly

Things can move at such a pace
The second hand just waves goodbye
You know the light has left his face
You can't recall just where or why
So, there was really nothin' to it
I just wanna cut right through it
I said, I'm gonna let him fly
Ooh, yea yeah
There's no mercy in a live wire
No rest at all in freedom
Choices we are given
There's no choice at all, uh huh
The proof is in the fire
You're tough before it,
It moves away, yea
But you must always know
How long to stay
And when to go.

And there ain't no talkin' to this man
He's been tryin' to tell me so
It took awhile to understand
The beauty of just letting go
Cuz it would take an acrobat
And I already tried all that
I'm gonna let him fly
I'm gonna let him fly, fly
Whoa
I'm gonna let him fly, fly
Well, I'm gonna let him fly.


**Wherever You Are**


Front door slammed
And the back door too
You left me and I left you
Meetin' in the middle was a little too hard
But, I still love you
Wherever you are

Well I reckon we must be two of a kind
Both go a little too far sometimes
The first step back is the hardest part
But, I still love you wherever you are.

(chorus)
Oh, you might be out walkin'
Talkin' yourself out of lovin' me
You might be honky tonkin'
Makin eyes at everything you see
And it's killin' me
With every bit of this broken heart
I still love you
Wherever you are

Wherever you've gone
Whatever you've done
I want you to know
You're the only one
Just hope that you
Haven't gone too far
Cuz I still love you
Wherever you are

[repeat chorus]

I still love you
Still love you
I still love you
Still love you
Wherever you are
Oh, I still love you
I still love you
I still love you
Still love you

**"Wherever You Are" is NOT on  official copies. It's the 13th song everyone's talking about, but nobody seems to know what happened to it... You still get it here because this site has everything!

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