The other songs on the record range from songs about having fun (Mandolin Summer Sun, Run) to songs about her pregnancy (Shotgun Wedding, Big Bad World). "Mandolin Summer Sun" is a cute song about enjoying being young. Spears has not had much time to be young and free, so this is most likely an escape song for her. "Run" has a similar kind of message. It fits that Spears has some fun songs on her record, but these do lack a bit compared to the other tracks.
"I ain't trying to say it's right
Cause you can make a lot of plans but you can't plan life"
This song is special because it's in a territory no other country music artist has ever dared to go. This really sets Spears apart.
The last song on the record is a similar story, but more focused on the girl. "Big Bad World" depicts a story of a young girl from a small town not understanding the world completely. The lyrics in this song are the best in the whole EP. She delves into little details about how she felt, stretching them into beautiful similes or heartbreakingly humorous little lines. In the first verse, she croons, "I gave that boy my heart. It was back in the time when I thought you could buy a new one at the Wal-Mart." Later she talks about her experiences in Nashville, singing, "I dig out a dollar for the homeless man but I'm the one who could use the change." The only downside to this song is that her vocals get a bit weak in the last chorus, but the message and the lyrics of the song overshadow that.
Spears sets herself apart from her sister with this album. Who would have ever guessed that Britney's little sister would sing country one day? But because she reinvented herself so successfully, Spears proves to the media that getting pregnant at sixteen didn't ruin her. It only made her find her path in life and made her stronger. If you ask me, country music needs more ladies like that. She has proved that she's back, and this time it's for good.
Best tracks: How Could I Want More, Shotgun Wedding, Big Bad World
Throwaway tracks: none
Overall Rating: 4 crowns