"She's Got Her Ticket" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
She's got her ticket
I think she gonna use it
I think she going to fly away
No one should try and stop her
Persuade her with their power
She says that her mind is made up

Why not leave why not
Go away
Too much hatred
Corruption and greed
Give your life
And invariably they leave you with

Young girl ain't got no chances
No roots to keep her strong
She's shed all pretenses
That someday she'll belong
Some folks call her a runaway
A failure in the race
But she knows where her ticket takes her
She will find her place in the sun

And she'll fly, fly, fly...

Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"She's Got Her Ticket" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl turning to suicide. She's unable to bear it all any longer and sees this as her "ticket" to salvation.
    gAyAon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI still think theres quite a link to suicide. "ain;t got no chances, and find her place in the sun" sound like leaving this world.
    jmitchelljon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think that this song is about committing suicide. I do agree with gaya that she can't take it any longer, but i don't think that she'll kill herself. For me this is kind of a "hope song". There is all this stuff that makes you sick. And you decide that you don't wanna be a part of it anymore. So you leave. Maybe you'll find your place or you won't . At least you tried.

    And this song is my "OK" :)
    DMNon July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, DMN. Suicide? I don`t think so.
    Woolfon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti do agree with 'DMN', however, i can see how this song may sound as if she wants to comit suicide, as it does have a strong depressing tone. amazing song anyways....
    Morticon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is about suicide. I think that Chapman is saying that not belonging and wanting to escape from the corruption is a sign of courage rather than a 'failure in the race' as she will 'fly' away above them all
    faridaegon December 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTracy is SOOOO soulful in this song.

    I find this song filled with hope. Shame on those who jump to the conclusion a girl can only be free of 'Too much hatred, corruption and greed' by killing herself. This song is about being bold, never looking back, and enjoying your freedom. Granted, if it really was about suicide the happy reggae feel would be rather ironic, a bit too much maybe...
    Tsuppion December 15, 2013   Link

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