Dixie Chicks video  "Goodbye Earl" by Dixie Chicks (Dennis Linde)

1st Verse

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

2nd Verse

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 makeup to cover a 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 'em long to decide


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

3rd Verse

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'

4th Verse

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

2nd Bridge

So the girls bought some land at a roadside stand
Out on Highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham and strawberry jam
And they don't lose any sleep at night 'cause

2nd Chorus

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

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