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The Long Way Around

November 8, 2007

I hope I’m not breaking any copyright laws by posting the lyrics to this song, but they speak to me so well…

“The Long Way Around”, Dixie Chicks

My friends from high school
Married their high school boyfriends
Moved into houses in the same ZIP codes
Where their parents live


But I, I could never follow

No I, I could never follow

I hit the highway in a pink RV with stars on the ceiling
Lived like a gypsy
Six strong hands on the steering wheel

I’ve been a long time gone now
Maybe someday, someday I’m gonna settle down
But I’ve always found my way somehow

By taking the long way
Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

I met the queen of whatever
Drank with the Irish and smoked with the hippies
Moved with the shakers

Wouldn’t kiss all the asses that they told me to

No I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

It’s been two long years now
Since the top of the world came crashing down
And I’m getting’ it back on the road now

But I’m taking the long way
Taking the long way around
I’m taking the long way
Taking the long way around
The long
The long way around


Well, I fought with a stranger and I met myself

I opened my mouth and I heard myself

It can get pretty lonely when you show yourself

Guess I could have made it easier on myself


But I, I could never follow

No I, I could never follow

Well, I never seem to do it like anybody else
Maybe someday, someday I’m gonna settle down

If you ever want to find me I can still be found




Taking the long way

Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

(emphasis added)

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