Wide Open Spaces

Album: Wide Open Spaces (1998)
Charted: 41
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  • Who doesn't know what I'm talking about
    Who's never left home, who's never struck out
    To find a dream and a life of their own
    A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone

    Many precede and many will follow
    A young girl's dreams no longer hollow
    It takes the shape of a place out west
    But what it holds for her, she hasn't yet guessed

    She needs wide open spaces
    Room to make her big mistakes
    She needs new faces
    She knows the high stakes

    She traveled this road as a child
    Wide eyed and grinning, she never tired
    But now she won't be coming back with the rest
    If these are life's lessons, she'll take this test

    She needs wide open spaces
    Room to make her big mistakes
    She needs new faces
    She knows the high stakes
    She knows the high stakes

    (Ah, ah)

    And as her folks drive away, her dad yells, "Check the oil"
    Mom stares out the window and says, "I'm leaving my girl"
    She said, "It didn't seem like that long ago"
    When she stood there and let her own folks know

    She needed wide open spaces
    Room to make her big mistakes
    She needs new faces
    She knows the high stakes

    She knows the high stakes
    She knows the highest stakes (wide open spaces)
    She knows the highest stakes
    She knows the highest stakes (wide open spaces) Writer/s: Susan Gibson
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Camille from Toronto, OhA most excellent song, reminds me of my wonderful niece who'd recently graduated from high school & was getting ready to head off to college when this song was popular. This song just seemed to capture what she would experience. The Dixie Chicks have that unusual vocal sound that's always appealed to me. And I'll take an outspoken, opinionated person over someone who refuses to stand up for what they believe in because it'll ruin their career ANY DAY!
  • Bob from Roseville, CoHe who will not reason,is a bigot;he who cannot,is a fool;and he who dare's not,is a slave.
  • Wade from Katy, TxI don't mind them saying what they think. I just don't think that they should be winning Grammies for something that they said.

    Because really... Not Ready To Make Nice isn't that great of a song.
  • Cory from Morden, CanadaThey are practically HEROES in Canada, let me tell you. We love them more than ever up here, because most of us dislike "Dubya" up here, too...
  • Stb from South Lyon, MiI think the Dixie Chicks have a right to their opinion, and i'm with them on this one. About the rednecks one, i'm not so sure. I love country music and i think a part of it is that not ONLY guys or ONLY girls sing it like other genres of music. The Dixie Chicks add to the country music and i don't think we should punish them for speaking their minds
  • Bob from St Louis, MoContrary to what some people would have you believe, they still have a lot of fans in the States, too. It takes courage and integrity to say something contoversial and stand by it because you really believe it and they have indeed done that. They make great music, too!
  • Mark from Wee Waa, AustraliaThey have plenty fans in OZ
  • Mark from Wee Waa, AustraliaI agree with what the Dixie chicks said about Bush, look at the death count to American soldiers since they have been in Iraq, and tell their families that the Dixies where wrong. As far as Country fans being rednecks the jury still out on that one. I like the new song, got the CD petty good.
  • Jillian from Portland, TxHonestly, with that new song of theirs, they really are pushing their limits.

    With their crack over President Bush, they should have been totally outcasted.

    Now, I'm very surprised that a riot didn't break out when they said their latest comment.

    Something about Country fans being rednecks.

    Oh hell no.
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