Torn Between Two

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Chapter 30

Brian and Jessica were working on the project when Nick came in with a bag of food.

“Hey you two, break time,” Nick said.

“Good, I’m hungry,” Jessica said.

“I’ll let you two have lunch,” Brian said.

“Stay man, I got enough for three people, I figured you would be here working on another project,” Nick said. He got out the food and they sat and ate and talked about the party. They cleaned up and Nick kissed Jessica and went back to work as did she and Brian. That night, they got ready and went to the coffee shop. She sat with Ashley and Melanie and they decided on three songs together. Nick sat with Brian and Alex and they decided on one song together and Nick sings one with Brian and one with Alex. The girls were up first.

“Okay, we are singing three songs by the Dixie Chicks, they aren’t dedicated to anyone, we are just singing them for fun,” Ashley said.

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I said I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly

I wanna sleep on the hard ground
In the comfort of your arms
On a pillow of bluebonnets
In a blanket made of stars

Oh it sounds good to me I said

Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free oh I pray
Closer to heaven above and
Closer to you closer to you

I wanna walk and not run
I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon
And not see a building standing tall

I wanna be the only one
For miles and miles
Except for maybe you
And your simple smile

Oh it sounds good to me
Yes it sounds so good to me

Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free oh I pray
Closer to heaven above and
Closer to you closer to you

I said I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly
Oh it sounds so good to me

Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free oh I pray
Closer to heaven above and
Closer to you closer to you
Closer to you
Cowboy take me away.
Closer to you

(Song: Cowboy Take Me Away by Dixie Chicks)

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Everyone stood up and clapped and cheered. The girls smiled and took a drink before the next song started.

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When the train rolls by
I’m gonna be ready this time
When the boy gets that look in his eye
I’m gonna be ready this time
When my momma says I look good in white
I’m gonna be ready this time

Oh yeah
Ready, ready, ready, ready...ready to run
All I’m ready to do is have some fun
What’s all this talk about love

I feel the wind blow through my hair
I’m gonna be ready this time
I’ll buy a ticket to anywhere
I’m gonna be ready this time
You see it feels like I’m starting to care
And I’m going to be ready this time

Oh yeah
Ready, ready, ready, ready...ready to run
All I’m ready to do is have some fun
What’s all this talk about love

I’m ready to run...I’m ready to run

Oh
Ready, ready, ready, ready...ready to run
All I’m ready to do is have some fun
What’s all this talk about love
I’m ready to run
I’m ready to run
I’m ready to run
I’m ready to run...ready to run...
ready to run...yeah I’m ready to run. I’m ready
Whoa I’m ready to run...I’m ready...I’m ready to run...
I’m ready to run...I’m ready
Oh I’m ready to run..I’m ready.

(Song: Ready To Run by Dixie Chicks)

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Everyone stood up and clapped and cheered. The girls smiled.

“I just want to point out that I will not be running anywhere on my wedding day, unless it’s into Nick’s arms, I’m ready to run, all right, straight into his arms!” Jessica said. Nick smiled and winked at her. She blew him a kiss.

“Last one before the guys take over!” Melanie said.

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Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends
All through their high school days
Both members of the 4H Club
Both active in the FFA

After graduation Mary Anne went out
lookin’ for a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town
and all she found was Earl

Well, it wasn’t two weeks
after she got married that
Wanda started gettin’ abused
She put on dark glasses
and long sleeved blouses
And make-up to cover her bruise

Well, she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care

Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta
On a red eye midnight flight
She held Wanda’s hand and they worked out a plan
And it didn’t take them long to decide
That Earl had to die

Goodbye, Earl
Those black-eyed peas?
They tasted all right to me, Earl
You’re feeling weak?
Why don’t you lay down and sleep, Earl
Ain’t it dark?
Wrapped up in that tarp, Earl

The cops came by to bring Earl in
They searched the house high and low
Then they tipped their hats
and said “Thank You, ladies, if you hear from him let us know”

Well, the weeks went by and spring turned to summer
And summer faded into fall
And it turns out he was a missing person
who nobody missed at all

So the girls bought some land
and a roadside stand
Out on Highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham
and strawberry jam,
And they don’t lose any sleep at night
’Cause Earl had to die

Goodbye Earl
We need a break
Let’s go out to the lake, Earl
We’ll pack a lunch
And stuff you in the trunk, Earl
Well, is that all right?
Good! Let’s go for a ride, Earl.
Hey

Well, hey hey hey
Ah, hey hey hey
Well, hey hey hey

(Song: Goodbye Earl by Dixie Chicks)

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Everyone stood up and clapped and cheered. The girls bowed and came offstage and Nick hugged and kissed Jessica. Kyle hugged and kissed Melanie. Alex hugged and kissed Ashley. Brian brought Tracy over and the girls sat down with her and got to know her better.

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