Wide Open Spaces Lyrics

Dixie Chicks


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Susan Gibson
album: Track 2 in album Wide Open Spaces
release date: 1998-1-27
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genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Country
length: 3:45
drums: Greg Morrow
piano: Matt Rollings
mixer: John Guess
electric guitar: Billy Joe Walker, Jr., George Marinelli and Paul Worley
recorded by: Eric Legg
additional producer: Ed Simonton, Erik Hellerman, Tony Castle, Jim Burnett, Clarke Schleicher and Mark Capps
bass: 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
composer: Susan Gibson
lyricist: Susan Gibson

Cover Art

Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces cover art
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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