Saturday, April 15, 2006

"The sweetest part is acting after making a decision..." -- Indigo Girls

Who, by the way, have signed with a new label, Hollywood Records, after finishing their contract with Epic that has brought their music to us for just about two decades now! How amazing is that? Life, music, time -- they're all amazing. There's another guitar-toting trobaritz, the wondrous Tift Merritt, who has a fantastic song I'm playing over and over today. It may not be literally true word for word but I'm all about its overall feel right now. It's on her album Tambourine. Get it! With no further ado, then, here is "Write My Ticket":

This city must belong to someone
but it don't belong to me
From the window I got here
I count the traffic through my tears
wanting to write my ticket, write my ticket home
I got to get back in the arms of a man who loves me
I got to get back to the people who have always been proud of me
Take me back
I was wrong
Write my ticket home
Place called Susie's, I'm a waitress
Sue says, "Girl, you'll get used to all this"
There is no way she could see
how much that cold rain gets to me
how much I've traded for a picture in my mind
I got to get back in the arms of a man who loves me
I got to get back to the people who have always been proud of me

Take me back
I was wrong
Write my ticket home
I can hear them sitting around joking:
"She talks so big, though she come back broken"
Well, I got to try
I ain't so proud
I wish I were talkin' bout nothin' with 'em right now
I got to get back in the arms of a man who loves me
I got to get back to the people who have always been proud of me
Take me back, I was wrong
Write my ticket
Write my ticket
Write my ticket
Home


1 comment:

Catherine_G said...

What a great song. Thanks for sharing. :)