The Long Way

While lamenting the fact that I am a thirty something single gal to a friend of mine, she said that I was just not rushing into anything, that I was taking the long way around.  That reminded me of the song by the Dixie Chicks by the same name.  Below are the lyrics.  Sure I’ve not done a lot of the things talked about, but I’d go toe to toe with Toby Keith any day and I’ve for sure taken the long way around many things. But life is about the journey, not the destination…right?

The Long Way Around by 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

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One thought on “The Long Way

  1. Right on! 🙂 Why force your life into someone else’s predetermined schedule? Who says that’s the better way anyway?

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