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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:26 AM
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*****Unofficial Dixie Chick Appreciation Thread*****
I vaguly remember history with this band. This song does it for me.

I love you. Yes, you.
___________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLBgmbXBOb8

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army greens
Sat down in a booth in a cafe there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He's a little shy but she give him a smile
So he said would you mind sittin' down for a while
And talking to me, I'm feeling a little low
She said I'm off in an hour and I know where we can go

So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don't care
I got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you

I cried
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
Our love will never end
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone when the letter says
A soldier's coming home

So the letters came from an army camp
In California then Vietnam
And he told her of his heart
It might be love and all of the things he was so scared of
He said when it's getting kinda rough over here
I think of that day sittin' down at the pier
And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile
Don't worry but I won't be able to write for a while

I cried

Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
Our love will never end
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone when the letter says
A soldier's coming home


One Friday night at a football game
The Lord's Prayer said and the anthem sang
A man said folks would you bow your head
For the list of local Vietnam dead
Crying all alone under the stands
Was the piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read and nobody really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

I cried

Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
Our love will never end
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone when the letter says
A soldier's coming home

I cried

Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
Our love will never end
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone when the letter says
A soldier's coming home
__________________________

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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:33 AM
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1. The Wikipedia entry for Free Republic states that FR was a very large part of the call
to boycott the Dixie Chicks, to radio stations and record companies etc. That they had a severe impact upon them. I don't remember FR being mentioned in the Dixie Chicks film, but this alone is even more reason to stand behind the ladies and give them all of the support that can be mustered.

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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:35 AM
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2. Not sure what you just said
this song kills me though.

I love 'em and fug all that don't hear it.

:hi:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:39 AM
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3. You're being extremely silly but I still love you.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:41 AM
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4. Love ya too!
I'm actually pretty buzzed.

I'm gonna put songs herer til I passout :D

:woohoo:
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 10:23 AM
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19. Yup, the movie mentioned them by name.
Criminal assholes, all of them.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:47 AM
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5. Long Time Gone
Weeee -- haw!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1BytvMsqjg

Daddy sits on a front porch swinging
Looking out on a vacant field
Used to be filled with burley tabacca
Now he knows it never will
My brothers found work in Indiana
M sisters a nurse at the old folks home
Mama still cooking too much for supper
And me Ive been a long time gone


Been a long time gone
No, I aint hoed a row since I dont know when
Long time gone
And it aint coming back again

Deliah plays that ol' church piana
Sitting out on her daddys farm
She always thought that wed be together
Lord I never meant to do her harm
Said she could hear me singin in the choir
Me, I heard another song
I caught wind and hit the road runnin
And lord, Ive been a long time gone


Been a long time gone
Lord, I aint had a prayer since I dont know when
Long time gone
And it aint comin back again




Now me, I went to nashville,
Tryin to beat the big deal
Playin down on broadway
Gettin there the hard way
Living from a tip jar
Sleeping in my car
Hocking my guitar
Yeah Im gonna be a star

Now, me and deliah singing every sunday
Watching the children and the garden grow
We listen to the radio to hear whats cookin
But the music aint got no soul
Now they sound tired but they dont sound haggard
Theyve got money but they dont have cash
They got junior but they dont have hank
I think, I think, I think

The rest is a long time gone
No, I aint hit the roof since I dont know when
Long time gone
And it aint coming back
I said a long time gone
No, I aint honked the horn since I dont know when
Long time gone
And it aint coming back again

I said a long time, long time, long time gone
Well its been a long time

Long time, long time, long time gone
Oh, its been a long time gone

Long time, long time, long time gone
Yeah yeah
___________________

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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:55 AM
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6. Who's never left home; Who's never struck out
a big must-ake...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlDPPu53V80

Who doesn't know what I'm talking about
Who's never left home, who's never struck out
To find a dream and a life of their own
A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone

Many precede and many will follow
A young girl's dreams no longer hollow
It takes the shape of a place out West
But what it holds for her, she hasn't yet guessed

She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes

She traveled this road as a child
Wide-eyed and grinning she never tired
But now she won't be coming back with the rest
If these are life's lessons, she'll take this test

She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes

As her folks drive away her dad yells, "Check the oil!"
Mom stares out the window and says
"I'm leaving my girl."
She says it didn't seem like that long ago
When she stood there and let her own folks know

She needed wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes
____________

:hippie:
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:58 AM
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7. I saw a bumper sticker once that said...
Earl's in the trunk.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 03:59 AM
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8. me too!
I love that freedom

...hic!

:)
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 04:13 AM
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9. Without you- I'm not ok
Without you I'm not ok.
______________________-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNyiwYwovKg

I've sure enjoyed the rain
But I'm looking forward to the sun
You have to feel the pain
When you loose the love you gave someone
I thought by now the time
Would take away these lonely tears
I hope you're doing fine all alone.
But where do I go from
Here 'cause

Without you I'm not okay
And without you
I've lost my way
My heart's stuck
In second place ooh
Without you

Well I never thought I'd be
Lying here without you by my side
It seems unreal to me that
The life you promised was a lie
You made it look so easy
Making love into memories
I guess you go what you wanted
But what about me 'cause


Without you I'm not okay
And without you I've lost my way
My heart's stuck in second place ooh
Without you


Somebody tell my head to try to tell my heart
That I'm better off without you
'Cause baby I can't live

Without you I'm not okay
And without you I've lost my way
My heart's stuck in second place ooh
Without you Without you
_____________________

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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 04:31 AM
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10. Goodbye Earl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GovJ4jAnr14

too buzzd to do lyrics

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

:toast:
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 04:49 AM
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11. allow me!
Artist: Dixie Chicks
CD: Fly (1999)
Song: Goodbye Earl

Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends
All through their high school days
Both members of the 4H Club
Both active in the FFA
After graduation Mary Anne went out lookin'
for a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town
and all she found was Earl

Well it wasn't two weeks
after she got married that
Wanda started gettin' abused
She put on dark glasses and long sleeved blouses
And make-up to cover a bruise
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care

Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta
On a red eye midnight flight
She held Wanda's hand as they
worked out a plan
And it didn't take long to decided

That Earl had to die
Goodbye Earl
Those black-eyed peas
They tasted all right to me Earl
You're feeling weak
Why don't you lay down
and sleep Earl
Ain't it dark
Wrapped up in that tarp Earl

The cops came to bring Earl in
They searched the house
high and low
Then they tipped their hats
and said 'Thank You ladies
if you hear from him let us know'

Well the weeks went by and
Spring turned to Summer
And Summer faded into Fall
And it turns out he was a missing person
who nobody missed at all

So the girls both some land
and a roadside stand
Out on Highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham
and strawberry jam
And they don't
lose any sleep at night 'cause

Earl had to die
Goodbye Earl
We need a break
Let's go out to the lake Earl
We'll pack a lunch
And stuff you in the trunk Earl
Well is that all right
Good Let's go for a ride
Earl hey



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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 04:57 AM
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12. This is perdy
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 05:15 AM
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13. Cowboy take me away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hntXAO_Rq7c

weeeeeeeeeeee

take me away...

*hug*
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 06:50 AM
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14. Not ready to make nice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwc5YSAc-7g


This sonq was totally appropriate to my life about a year ago. In fact I have it as a ring tone on my cell phone!
Chicks Rule!
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 08:26 AM
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15. It's my ringtone too!
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 08:45 AM
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16. Bruce Robison wrote that song.
He is the brother-in-law of one of the Dixie Chicks (can't remember which one but it isn't Natalie) who is married to his brother Charlie, also a pretty good songwriter.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 09:20 AM
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17. Chix Rul!!
:applause:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 09:38 AM
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18. Love my Chicks. Beauty and talent go well together.
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