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"I Take My Chances" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was released in April 1994 as the seventh and final single from her album Come On Come On. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in July 1994. It was written by Carpenter and Don Schlitz. Wikipedia

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Song Lyrics

(Mary-Chapin Carpenter/Don Schlitz)

I took a walk in the rain one day on the wrong side of the tracks

I stood on the rails till I saw that train

Just to see how my heart would react

Now some people say that you shouldn`t tempt fate

And for them I would not disagree

But I never learned nothing from playing it safe

I say fate should not tempt me

I take my chances, I don`t mind working without a net

I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get

I sat alone in the dark one night, tuning in by remote

I found a preacher who spoke of the light but there was brimstone in his throat

He`d show me the way according to him in return for my personal check

I flipped my channel back to CNN and I lit another cigarette

I take my chances, forgiveness doesn`t come with a debt

I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get

I`ve crossed lines of words and wire and both have cut me deep

I`ve been frozen out and I`ve been on fire and the tears are mine to weep

Now I can cry until I laugh and laugh until I cry

So cut the deck right in half, I`ll play from either side

I take my chances, I pay my dollar and I place my bet

I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get

I take my chances, I don`t cling to remorse or regret

I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get

I take my chances

I take my chances

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Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come On Come On
Track Song Title Duration
1 The Hard Way 4:20
2 He Thinks He'll Keep Her 4:00
3 Rhythm of The Blues 3:49
4 I Feel Lucky 4:27
5 The Bug 3:46
6 Not Too Much to Ask 3:25
7 Passionate Kisses 3:20
8 Only a Dream 5:54
9 I Am a Town 4:59
10 Walking Through Fire 4:05
11 I Take My Chances 3:45
12 Come on Come on 5:27


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