Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces Lyrics

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Who doesn't know what I'm talking about
Who's never left home, who's never struck out
To find a dream and a life of their own
A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone

Many precede and many will follow
A young girl's dreams no longer hollow
It takes the shape of a place out west
But what it holds for her, she hasn't yet guessed

She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes

She traveled this road as a child
Wide eyed and grinning, she never tired
But now she won't be coming back with the rest
If these are life's lessons, she'll take this test

She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes

She knows the high stakes

As her folks drive away, her dad yells, "Check the oil!"
Mom stares out the window and says, "I'm leaving my girl"
She said, "It didn't seem like that long ago"
When she stood there and let her own folks know

She needed wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes

She knows the high stakes
She knows the highest stakes
She knows the highest stakes
She knows the highest stakes
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Susan Gibson
    album: Track 2 in album Wide Open Spaces
    release date: 1998-1-27
    popularity : 121 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Country
    length: 3:45
    producer: Blake Chancey and Paul Worley
    drums: Greg Morrow
    piano: Matt Rollings
    mixer: John Guess
    electric guitar: Paul Worley, Billy Joe Walker, Jr. and George Marinelli
    recorded by: Eric Legg
    additional producer: Jim Burnett, Tony Castle, Mark Capps, Erik Hellerman, Ed Simonton and Clarke Schleicher
    bass: Michael Rhodes and Joe Chemay
    acoustic guitar: Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Paul Worley, Mark Casstevens, Billy Crain and Emily Robison
    steel guitar: Lloyd Maines
    tambourine: Tom Roady
    editor: Don Cobb, Jim Burnett and Carlos Grier
    assistant mixer: Shawn Simpson and Christopher Rowe
    assistant recorded by: Mike Wruck and Chip Matthews
    shakers: Tom Roady
    Hammond organ: Matt Rollings
    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
    composer: Susan Gibson
    lyricist: Susan Gibson
    Album Information
    label: Monument Records
    country(area): United States
    format: HDCD
    barcode: 074646819524
    script: Latin