Why Walk When You Can Fly

Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American folk and country music singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter's first album, 1987's Hometown Girl, did not produce any singles, although 1989's State of the Heart and 1990's Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts. more »


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1994
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In this world there's a whole lot of trouble, baby 
In this world there's a whole lot of pain 
In this world there's a whole lot of trouble, but 
A whole lot of ground to gain 
Why take when you could be giving?
Why watch as the world goes by?
It's a hard enough life to be living 
Why walk when you can fly?

In this world there's a whole lot of sorrow 
In this world there's a whole lot of shame 
In this world there's a whole lot of sorrow 
And a whole lot of ground to gain 
When you spend your whole life wishing 
Wanting, and wondering why 
It's a long enough life to be living 
Why walk when you can fly?

And in this world there's a whole lot of golden 
In this world there's a whole lot of pain 
In this world you've a soul for a compass 
And a heart for a pair of wings 
There's a star on the far horizon 
Rising bright in an azure sky 
For the rest of the time that you're given 
Why walk when you can fly?

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Written by: MARY CARPENTER

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