Let 'er Rip Lyrics

Dixie Chicks


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Sandy Ramos, Billy (usa 2) Crain
album: Track 8 in album Wide Open Spaces
release date: 1998-1-27
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Country
length: 2:51
drums: Greg Morrow
piano: Matt Rollings
mixer: John Guess
electric guitar: Paul Worley, George Marinelli and Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
recorded by: Eric Legg
additional producer: Ed Simonton, Clarke Schleicher, Jim Burnett, Tony Castle, Erik Hellerman and Mark Capps
bass: Bobby Charles, Jr., Joe Chemay and Michael Rhodes
acoustic guitar: Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Mark Casstevens, Billy Crain, Paul Worley and Emily Robison
steel guitar: Lloyd Maines
tambourine: Tom Roady
editor: Carlos Grier, Jim Burnett and Don Cobb
assistant mixer: Christopher Rowe and Shawn Simpson
assistant recorded by: Chip Matthews and Mike Wruck
shakers: Tom Roady
congas: Tom Roady
lead vocals: Natalie Maines
vocal: Martie Maguire and Emily Robison
dobro: Emily Robison
banjo: Emily Robison
fiddle: Martie Maguire
mandolin: Martie Maguire
organ: Matt Rollings
writer: Billy Crain, Sandy Ramos

Cover Art

Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces cover art
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I can tell there's something you don't wanna tell me
It's killing you 'cause the words are hard to find
I know you want to break it to me gently
Well sweet baby say what's on your mind

[chorus]
Let 'er rip, let it fly
Come on baby, say it, do you think I'm gonna cry
I ain't about to bawl, and I ain't gonna die
So if you're gonna say goodbye, don't take all day and night
Let 'er rip, let it fly

Why the drama, we don't have to drag out this situation
It wasn't you, it wasn't me, sometimes the chemistry don't ignite
There ain't no rings, no mortgage, there ain't any complications
It's just a hyphenated word, get it out, I'm sure I'll be alright

[Chorus]

It ain't no big deal, it ain't no great loss
You and I are on the same train of thought
So you don't have to tell me where to get off
Maybe I misunderstood you, if you're leaving, baby would you

[Chorus]

So if you're gonna say goodbye, don't take all day and night
Let 'er rip, let it fly


Track Listing


HDCD 1
  • 1 I Can Love You Better
  • 2 Wide Open Spaces
  • 3 Loving Arms
  • 4 There's Your Trouble
  • 5 You Were Mine
  • 6 Never Say Die
  • 7 Tonight the Heartache's on Me
  • 8 Let 'er Rip
  • 9 Once You've Loved Somebody
  • 10 I'll Take Care of You
  • 11 Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)
  • 12 Give It Up or Let Me Go