how nouveau riche! (folkyboy) wrote in ellispaulfans,
how nouveau riche!
folkyboy
ellispaulfans

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new lyrics

Ready To Go
(alternate titles might be: "Tear This Old Big Top Down", or "Baby Ain't It Good When You Go")

He poured sand in my pocket
He said, “Here’s your piece of Hollywood”
You were a ghost on the beach
You were just out of reach
He said, “The angels here are up to no good”

I’ve seen you walk like Charlie Chaplin
I’ve seen you cry like Natalie Wood
Sometimes I wish I could read you like a silent movie caption
‘Cause I’d get in your head if I only could

Now pack your boots
Your rhinestone suit
Take a walk on the wire
Feel the weight of the truth
Sometimes you’ve got tear this old big top down
Set the lions all free at Barnum & Bailey’s keys
Till the barkers and clowns are down on their knees
Let’s turn the lights on the marquee low
‘Cause baby I’m ready to go

You said we could move on out to Iowa
A wrap around porch and a sunflower scene
You got me running in the cornfields
I’m spinning like a windmill
You’re trying to make a scarecrow out of me

I said pack your boots
Your rhinestone suit
Take a walk on the wire
Feel the weight of the truth
Sometimes you’ve got tear this old big top down
Set the lions all free at Barnum & Bailey’s keys
Now the barkers and clowns are down on their knees
Let’s turn the lights on the marquee low
‘Cause baby I’m ready to go

I packed a one way suitcase
With my books and my wing tipped shoes
An old diary, a pair of blue jeans
And a picture that I took of you
And out on the freeway, Dylan was on the radio
The highway whispered like an old transistor
It said, Baby ain’t it good when you go

Pack your boots
Your rhinestone suit
Take a walk on the wire
Feel the weight of the truth
Sometimes you’ve got tear this old big top down
Set the lions all free…
Now the barkers and clowns are down on their knees
Let’s turn the lights on the marquee low
I said turn all the lights on the marquee low

Baby I’m ready to go
Go…

beware: this is only my attempt at what he is actually saying. we'll have to wait for the CD for that
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