Going once, going twice
Sold to the girl
Who ignored all the advice
Of all the people who knew her better
She just stood there
On the front porch
Waiting for her will
To come and get here

She was packed
She had a suitcase
Full of noble intentions
She had a map
And a straight face
Hell bent on reinvention
And she was ready
For the lonely
She was in it for
It only

Going once, going twice
Down the road less taken
With her diary and her WD40
And her swiss army knife
And her beer
And there was always
Someone there to say
Why don't you just stay
And hang your hat here

But she was packed
She had a suitcase
Full of bungles and near misses
And she was swinging
Through a jungle
Of last calls and first kisses
And she was learning
About please
And huge humilities

Then one day she looked around her
And everything up til then was showing
And she wondered how did I get here
Without even knowing where I was going?
Now there's no getting out of this
And there is no going back
And it all seems so odd sometimes
And the odds all seem stacked

Going once, going twice
Sold to the girl
Who ignored all the advice
Of all the people who knew her better
She just stood there
On the front porch
Waiting for her will
To come and get here

She was packed
She had a suitcase
Full of noble intentions
She had a map
And a straight face
Hell bent on reinvention
And she was ready
For the lonely
She was in it for
It only


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    I think it relates to her own way of thinking when she headed out on her own to see the country "why leave the tellin' up to someone else"(lyrics from another of her songs) and I thought the lyrics were "she was ready for the LONELY-she was in it for it only" she was going off to do her own thing for a while no relationships,and it rymes better too...

    tennisluvr71on June 20, 2012   Link
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    it makes me happy:) because someone is geting their long awaited freedom which is needed....... you need a time where you find where ur limits are

    regardemylasheskgmon May 28, 2004   Link
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    this is such a great song, i have felt it as a personal anthem sometimes. it is amazing all the roundabout & seemingly aimless ways you travel through life & unexpectedly end up in the best of places! it is about being strong within yourself & resisting the "path of least resistance"

    juuudddyyyon January 23, 2007   Link

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