Friday, May 20, 2005

...every chance I get.

Here's a Mary Chapin Carpenter song I was thinking about trying tonight at Karaoke. Its words speak to me. Its a philosophy I embrace whole heartedly!

I Take My Chances
(Mary-Chapin Carpenter/Don Schlitz)
I took a walk in the rain one day on the wrong side of the tracks
I stood on the rails till I saw that train
Just to see how my heart would react
Now some people say that you shouldn't tempt fate
And for them I could not disagree
But I never learned nothing from playing it safe
I say fate should not tempt me
I take my chances, I don't mind working without a net
I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get
I sat alone in the dark one night, tuning in by remote
I found a preacher who spoke of the light but there was brimstone in his throat
He'd show me the way according to him in return for my personal check
I flipped my channel back to CNN and I lit another cigarette
I take my chances, yes forgiveness doesn't come with a debt
I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get
I've crossed lines of words and wire and both have cut me deep
I've been frozen out and I've been on fire and the tears are mine to weep
But I can cry until I laugh and laugh until I cry
So cut the deck right in half, I'll play from either side
I take my chances, I pay my dollar and I place my bet
I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get
I take my chances, I don't cling to remorse or regret
I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get
I take my chances
I take my chances

6 comments:

Lady Calliah said...

Soooo, did you did you? :)

Hey Peg, what part of VA do you live in?

peg said...

Nope! Maybe next time.
I sang:
Get This Party Started - Pink
Down At The Twist & Shout - Mary-Chapin Carpenter
Life Is Sweet - Natalie Merchant
Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline
and
I Feel Lucky - Mary-Chapin Carpenter

5 songs is good for me... but my throat's a little raw this morning.

Lady, I live in the Richmond Area.
peg

Lady Calliah said...

Wow - awesome songs, too! I LOVE Patsy Cline!

Amanda Rogers said...

Peg's one of my favorite karaoke singers. She keeps it interesting.

Amanda
KJ

peg said...

HEY!! Amanda... so cool of you to stop in. Hey everybody, meet Amanda... she's my KJ (Karaoke Jockey). And an awesome singer too!

Okay, Gang... tell Amanda she needs to start a Karaoke Blog!!!

Lady Calliah said...

lol OK

Amanda, you need to start a karaoke blog.

:)