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Ready Or Not (So Ripe)

This song is by Loudon Wainwright III and appears on the album I'm Alright (1985).

Oh, Lord, don't I know it, I don't need to understand
I realize that all this time I've held the winning hand
And it's looking like my master plan is gonna pan right out
How did it all unfold, I'm dying to find out

Ready or not, I'm readier now than I'll ever be
I'm just so ripe, gravity finally pulled me right off of the tree
The light at the end has lit the tunnel right up
Praise the Lord, and pass the ammo, I'm all shook up

Now I can feel it taste it see it smell it, it's right under my nose
And I think that I can handle it, although, Lord only knows
I've been waiting, I've been praying, it feels like eternity
Now a cure has finally been found for my dread disease

Ready or not, I'm readier now than I'll ever be
I'm just so ripe, gravity finally pulled me right off of the tree
The light at the end has lit the tunnel right up
Praise the Lord, and pass the ammo, I'm all shook up

Now there's more gold to be gotten on this marry-go-round ride
And there's questions to be answered on the quiz show deep inside
Darwin's a monkey's uncle, and a big gun had a son
It's not over till it's ended, and you know we've just begun

Ready or not, I'm readier now than I'll ever be
I'm just so ripe, gravity finally pulled me right off of the tree
The light at the end has lit the tunnel right up
Praise the Lord, and pass the ammo, I'm all shook up

Written by:

Loudon Wainwright III