3/4/07

Sunday Morning Song of the Moment


Here's the deal. I try not to "recycle" artists'. But it's tough. I mean, I've heard some songs lately that I have been so blown away by. But it's hard when I have one day and oh, so many songs.
I know that many people feel the Dixie Chicks should "shut up and sing". Which is, in my opinion, absolutely ridiculous.

I loved the Dixie Chicks before. But I love them even more now - after what they said, their conduct since. They are strong women. Women who are not afraid to say what they think. If they see something they think is wrong, they say it. They are women who know what it means to be strong women. I'd be happy to take a page out of their book any old day.

And more than I care to admit, I can relate to where they have found themselves. Stupid accusations, stupid misunderstandings. And I'm sorry, but I can't help but feel if they weren't women - strong women, opinionated women - this thing wouldn't have blown up the way it did. But nothing scares small people more than a strong woman/women.

I will forever lean on their example and their music.


Not Ready To Make Nice
By: The Dixie Chicks.

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting
I’m through with doubt
There’s nothing left for me to figure out
I’ve paid a price
And I’ll keep paying

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I know you said
Can’t you just get over it
It turned my whole world around
And I kind of like it
I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’
It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

1 ripples in the pond:

jen said...

you go, sister. rant on.