Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Chicks Of Dixie

I recently saw the new video by the Dixie Chicks for their song, Not Ready To Make Nice. This song, recently released, is in response to all the shit they got for a comment made by Natalie Maines while in concert in Europe a few years ago.

Personally, I applaud them for not backing down. For not cowering and skulking with their tail between their legs. They pointedly said they are supportive of our troops. Men and women putting their lives on the line to ensure our freedoms; speech being one of those freedoms.

Blindly following a leader one does not believe in is not required to live in this country. If you want to blindly follow a leader, ask no questions, stay uneducated about what is really going on and being led into a world where you have no say and no choice, then there are plenty of countries for you to choose from. Go live there.


But until you do, it really isn't necessary to make nice.


Not Ready To Make Nice

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
Why can't you just get over it,
It turned my whole world around
and i kind of like it

I made by bed, and I sleep like a baby,
With no regrets and I don't mind saying,
It's a sad sad story
That 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
Saying 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 comment:

TC said...

I LOVE this song! I love the sentiment and I love the way they sing it!