Two Pink Lines - Eric Church

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She was pacing back and forth on her front porch
I pulled up slinging gravel in my daddy's Ford
She cried all the way to Johnson's store
I kept the motor running and parked by the door

Yeah, I was foolish and wild, she was classic and regal
We were fresh out of school both barely legal
We were young and on fire, and just couldn't wait
Six weeks in, she was three weeks late

One means none and we're home free
Two means three and a diamond ring
Yeah, I wonder what fate is gonna decide
We're just sittin' around, waiting on two pink lines
Sittin' around, waiting on two pink lines

Yeah, her daddy's gonna kill me and that's a fact
Maybe we'll just leave town and never come back
Or I could stand there and tell him, face him like a man
Oh, who am I kidding, he'll never understand

Yeah, that's second hand just keeps slowing down
I swear it stopped twice the last time around
Yeah, we'll know the truth in three minutes time
We're just sittin' around, waiting on two pink lines
Sittin' around, waiting on two pink lines

Hot summer nights, whispering her name
Under the blanket by the river bank
Hearts beating fast, we never thought twice
But she pulled me close and I held on tight

When the moment of truth finally comes
She gives me a look and then comes undone
She says, Looks like we're lucky, someone's smiling down
She grabs her coat and says, See ya around

Yeah, these days the rabbit doesn't die
You just sit around, waiting on two pink lines
Praying that fate is on your side
Sittin' around, waiting on two pink lines
Sittin' around, waiting on two pink lines

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Eric Church is a country music singer and songwriter who released his third studio album, Chief on July 26, 2011, debuting at #1 on both Top Country Albums and the Billboard 200. The Homeboy Songfacts explains that the album's title refers to a nickname of not only the singer's grandfather, but also Church's own pet name among friends and family.

Eric grew up in Granite Falls, N.C., in an area known as one of the world's furniture capitals. He recalls being 4 years old, standing on a table at a local restaurant, singing "Elvira" to a waitress and a handful of patrons who would reward him with change. He was 13 when he started writing songs, and he bought a cheap, hard-to-tune guitar and taught himself to play, influenced by his parents' eclectic tastes, which stretched from Motown to bluegrass.

At a little bar in the mountains of North Carolina, he watched a band called the Harris Brothers getting big tips for playing songs that he knew, and by the summer of his junior year, he had a gig of his own. His first gig was with M. Snow at Woodland's Barbeque in Blowing Rock. The wait staff eventually drove them off because of their ability to keep fans around for longer than desired hours. He quickly formed a band with Snow, his brother and another guitarist and was bestowed the name The Mountain Boys by several fans at one of their first gigs at a restaurant called Arizonas. The first night they knew just 14 songs, but they faked their way through a four-hour set and held onto enough of the crowd to help launch them as a regional act. In a year or so, Church was throwing original songs into the set mix and not long afterward was selling CDs of his own material. For two years, they played often in bars and restaurants in the Hickory, Lenoir, and Boone area.

Church played basketball, baseball and golf in high school, but in college, he turned to music. Before moving to Nashville, he graduated from college with a degree in marketing. In return, his father paid for his first six months in Music City.

The financial cushion his father had given him gave him time to make contacts. Six months in, he had to take a day job, but six months after that, he was signed to a publishing deal at Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing. He began getting cuts, including Terri Clark's "The World Needs a Drink." Then, Arthur Buenahora at the publishing company introduced Church to producer Jay Joyce. The two clicked instantly and began cutting demos.

Following a showcase, Church signed to Capitol Nashville, with Joyce producing his debut album, "Sinners Like Me." Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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