Price To Pay
Blues Traveler Lyrics

Standing here with a tale to tell
I might as well tell to you
Nothing near Wagnerian
As Terminator Two
Its an old one about a little dirt farm girl
Who wanted to get out for good
Shed do anything to keep that dream
Shed do anything she could

Who was she
To feel so free
With her heart on her sleeve
She just couldnt believe...
There was a price to pay

Her very first chance to escape that year
Came when the circus had come to town
She wound up in bed and quite madly in love
With some rubber nose juggling clown
He promised he'd return for her come next spring
And he swore that he wouldn't forget
Needless to say come the following May
More than her appetite was getting wet
She proceeded unheeded and quite undefeated
To the trailer behind the tents
And her heart began to scar at his trailer door
She was gonna go wherever he went

He arrived at last about half past
With a girl under every arm
But all of this in itself could have been innocent as hell
But what began to cause her alarm
Was when he locked the door behind him like she always bee
She was standing alone in the dirt
And her eyes were so dry that she began to cry
And something began to hurt
She wanted to tear the hair out of her head
Yeah and she wanted to wish that she was dead
But a voice in her just would not let her drop
And her heart began to break but it didn't stop

Run all you're races
And don't you fear
You and I
Are getting out of here
And well survive
That I guarrantee
Cause you don't need much
When all you have is me.

She listened to the little voice in her
And then she hit the road
Free at last and with just a tiny scar
And finally on her own
No one knows what became of her
All we know is she got away
And though there really ain't no guarantees down here
I like to think she did okay


That there's a price to pay(4x)

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Comments from YouTube:

James Earl Tutt

John Popper is awesome, his vocal style is incredible and so is the band

Charles Chapman

He makes that harmonica sing in ways noone has before him.


Amen to that ✌

Jessica Martin

"And her heart began to break but it didn't stop." This was my song as a young girl and until listening to it right now I never truly got it.

King Steaks aka Shodyshootemall

This song means so much to me. S true transference of emotions. Ive always felt this song down to the bone

Chris Caravello



Thank you for sharing your feelings on this tune. Very cool ✌

Anthony Davis

Love this song!

sparkdog 494

Seen so many shows over the years across all genres. Best show ive ever seen.

James Sumner

agreed, ive seen 12 times!

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