Eighteen Inches

Album: Wildflower (2011)
  • It's about fifteen hundred miles to California
    They'll get their Friday, if they leave tonight
    She sneaks out at three thirty in the morning
    Leaves a note so she won't see her daddy cry

    He cuts the engine when he coasts in the driveway
    She slides in and gives him one kiss for the road
    No friends and no family, no job out there waiting
    The whole town will call 'em crazy
    But they gotta go

    'Cause when you're young and in love, yeah
    You might do some things
    That don't seem all that smart
    'Cause there ain't no greater distance
    Than the eighteen inches from your head to your heart

    They can barely make a rent
    On a rundown apartment
    She's waiting tables and he's a valet
    They're behind on the bills
    And the car's barely running
    But he buys a ring with the tips that he saved

    'Cause when you're young and in love, yeah
    You might do some things
    That don't seem all that smart
    'Cause there ain't no greater distance
    Than the eighteen inches from your head to your heart

    Last thing they need
    Is another mouth to feed
    But they want one
    They're just kids themselves
    But that's gonna change in nine more months

    She wakes him up at three thirty in the morning
    Ready or not their new life's gonna start
    Seven pounds and eighteen inches
    The doctor lays that new baby's head
    Right on her heart

    When you're young and in love, yeah
    You might do some things
    That don't seem all that smart
    But thank God for those eighteen inches
    The distance it is from your head to your heart
    Yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah Writer/s: ASHLEY GORLEY, JOHN LOVELACE, KELLEY LOVELACE, CARRIE UNDERWOOD
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
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