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"Price To Pay" is track #2 on the album Four. It was written by Popper, John C. / Kinchla, Chan.
"Price To Pay" is track #2 on the album Four. It was written by Popper, John C. / Kinchla, Chan.

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Standing here with a tale to tell
I might as well tell to you
Nothing near Wagnerian
As Terminator Two

It's an old one about a little dirt farm girl
Who wanted to get out for good
She would do anything to keep that dream
She would do anything she could

Who was she to feel so free
With her heart on her sleeve
She just couldn't believe
There was a price to pay

Her very first chance to escape that year
Came when the circus had come to town
She wound up in bed and quite madly in love
With some rubber nose juggling clown

He promised he'd return for her come next spring
And he swore that he wouldn't forget
So needless to say come the following May
More than her appetite was getting wet

She proceeded unheeded and quite undefeated
To the trailer behind the tents
And her heart began to soar at his trailer door
She was gonna go wherever he went

Who was she to feel so free
With her heart on her sleeve
She just couldn't believe
There was a price to pay

He arrived at last at about half past
With a girl under every arm
But all of this in itself could have been innocent as hell
But what began to cause her alarm

Was when he locked the door behind him like she'd always been
She was standing alone in the dirt
And her eyes were so dry that she began to cry
And something began to hurt

She wanted to tear the hair out of her head, yeah
Yeah, she wanted to wish that she was dead
But a voice in her just would not let her drop, yeah
And her heart began to break but it didn't stop

"Run all your races but don't you fear
You and I are getting out of here
And we'll survive that I guarantee
'Cause you don't need much when all you have is me"

She listened to the little voice in her
And then she hit the road
Free at last and with just a tiny scar
And finally on her own

No one knows what became of her
All we know is she got away
And though there really ain't no guarantees down here
I like to think she did okay

Who was she to feel so free
With her heart on her sleeve
She just wouldn't believe
And that there's a price to pay
That there's a price to pay
Yeah, that there's a price to pay
That there's a price to pay

Songwriters
POPPER, JOHN C. / KINCHLA, CHAN

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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