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My Mama mapped out the road that she knows
Which hands you shake and which hands you hold
In my hand-me-down Mercury, ready to roll
She knew that I had to go
And hangout, make lots of noise
And lay out, late with a boy
Make the mistakes that she made 'cause she knew all along

I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

They say the first time won't ever last
But that didn't stop me, the first time he laughed
All my friends tried to warn me the day that we met
"Girl, don't you lose your heart yet"
But his dark eyes dared me with danger
And sparks fly like flame to a paper
Fire in his touch burnin' me up, but still I held on 'cause

I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

The last time I saw him, we packed up my things
And he smiled like the first time he told me his name
And we cried with each other
We spread the blame for the parts, that we couldn't change
Pictures, dishes and socks
It's our whole life down to one box
There he was waving goodbye on the front porch alone

But I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Hangout, make lots of noise
And lay out late with a boy
Make the mistakes that she made, life is a runaway train

*Split*
Kristian:My mama mapped out the road that she knows
Which hands to shake, which hands you hold
In my hand-me-down Mercury
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

Jennifer:But his dark eyes dared me with danger
And sparks fly like flame to a vapor
Fire in his touch

*Together*
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on



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    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    I have a different take on this song. To me this is a song about a girl who is following in her mother's footsteps. She is making all the same mistakes her mother made, she is hanging out, partying, sleeping around with a boy, and being a rebellious teenage girl who left because she didn't want to follow her mom's rules--who was probably single mom having a difficult time raising her already.

    So now she's on her own, meets a boy (the same boy that she probably slept with but who knows) has gives in to him-which was her first mistake--moves in with him--second mistake, then ends up breaking off that relationship, takes his stuff and drives off. I know, i know, the song says they split it down the middle, but ya know she got first dibs. Come on! He's not standing on the front porch waving goodbye. He's running after the car screaming and yelling, "get back here with my stuff that i bought with my own money you little brat! " (and that's being nice) she didn't have any money; she left in her mom's car that probably wasn't given to her but instead took it because she was fed up with her mom and decided to run away. Notice that she's happy and smiling in the video as she's as she drives off.

    This is not a good song as it does not set a good example for the younger generation. She should have stayed home, like her mother wanted her to in the first place, graduate, go to college, get married and raise a family of her own. Why doesn't sugarland sing something positive like that?
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2011 at 1:19 am
    The story of a woman. As a young girl she learns from her mom basics like who you be polite with and who you care more for. Her mom understood that she needed to find her own way in life. She meets her first love, she falls fast, innocent. His good looks and the way he makes her feel with his touch... She loses her heart to him. Then skip to now, they made a life, it didn't work. The both take blame for the mistakes that were made, they mutually split everything, he watches her go off waving but her mind is met, she's on the road to her next adventure, experience in life. The story of finding your way and growing up as a woman... What a song.

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