Ready or Not

Album: For Everyman (1973)
  • Someone's going to have to explain it to me
    I'm not sure what it means
    My baby's feeling funny in the morning
    She's having trouble getting into her jeans
    Her waist-line seems to be expanding
    Although she never feels like eating a thing
    I guess we'll reach some understanding
    When we see what the future will bring

    I met her in a crowded barroom
    One of those typical Hollywood scenes
    I was doing my very best Bogart
    But I was having trouble getting into her jeans
    I punched an unemployed actor
    Defending her dignity
    He stood up and knocked me through that barroom door
    And that girl came home with me

    Now baby's feeling funny in the morning
    She says she's got a lot on her mind
    Nature didn't give her any warning
    Now she's going to have to leave her wild ways behind
    She says she doesn't care if she never spends
    Another night running loose on the town
    She's gonna be a mother
    Take a look in my eyes and tell me brother
    If I look like I'm ready

    I told her I had always lived alone
    And I probably always would
    And all I wanted was my freedom
    And she told me that she understood
    But I let her do some of my laundry
    And she slipped a few meals in between
    And the next thing I remember, she was all moved in
    And I was buying her a washing machine

    My baby's feeling funny in the morning
    She says she's got a lot on her mind
    Nature didn't give her any warning
    But she's feeling better about it all the time
    She says she's ready for some meaning
    After all of her running around
    Well bless my soul, she's got a rock-and-roll band man
    Thinking 'bout settling down Writer/s: Jackson Browne
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