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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:35 PM
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Dixie Chicks Write Anti-Shrub Song For New Album
They've got a new album coming out on May 23rd. This article talks about one of the songs from the album.


The set's first track is "Not Ready to Make Nice," a song the group co-wrote with Wilson that addresses the furor that followed Maines' comments in opposition to President George W. Bush during a March 2003 London concert. The comments got wide play in the media, and led to boycotts and death threats against the trio.

"The stakes were definitely higher on that song," Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison said in a statement. "We knew it was special because it was so autobiographical, and we had to get it right. And once we had that song done, it freed us up to do the rest of the album without that burden."

The track's lyrics are posted at the group's official website.

Said Maines: "This album was total therapy. I'm way more at peace now. Writing these songs and saying everything we had to say makes it possible to move on."

http://www.livedaily.com/news/New_Dixie_Chicks_album_to...
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:35 PM
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1. Here Are The Lyrics
Forgive, sounds good
Forget, Im not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But Im still waiting

Im through with doubt
Theres nothing left for me to figure out
Ive paid a price
And Ill keep paying

Im not ready to make nice
Im not ready to back down
Im still mad as hell and
I dont have time to go round and round and round
Its too late to make it right
I probably wouldnt if I could
Cause Im mad as hell
Cant bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I know you said
Cant 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 dont mind sayin
Its 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 theyd write me a letter
Sayin that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

Im not ready to make nice
Im not ready to back down
Im still mad as hell and
I dont have time to go round and round and round
Its too late to make it right
I probably wouldnt if I could
Cause Im mad as hell
Cant bring myself to do what it is you think I should

Im not ready to make nice
Im not ready to back down
Im still mad as hell and
I dont have time to go round and round and round
Its too late to make it right
I probably wouldnt if I could
Cause Im mad as hell
Cant bring myself to do what it is you think I should

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, Im not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But Im still waiting
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:38 PM
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2. Those lyrics are painted with a pretty damn wide brush
Could be about anything, really.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:43 PM
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6. They're tight enough, but written to last--can't blame them
This is the bit that tells it like is was for them:
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That theyd write me a letter
Sayin that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:43 PM
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7. I think the "shut up and sing" reference is pretty pointed, actually.


The song sounds good to me.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:45 PM
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8. Hard to rhyme "go Cheney yourself", so I'll let it ride n/t
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:52 PM
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9. these lyrics said it all
I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I dont mind sayin
Its 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 theyd write me a letter
Sayin that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over


other than that I agree with you.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:40 PM
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3. FUGWB, and I love you Chicks!
I think Larry the Cable guy told them to shut up and sing too. FU Hillbilly-boy. God, I love tough chicks.
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:47 PM
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20. The cable guy is NOT a Hillbilly. He's a MidWestern transplant who
is making money hand over fist being a bigot.

If he were a midwesterner playing at blackface he would be shot. But he can play a "hillbilly" with impunity.

Not to threadjack, but slamming someone based on their geographical local smacks of the same sort of prejudicial short-sightedness that leads one to assume that poor people are all thieves (yes, something someone said to me once) or that X (insert generalized stereotypical behavior here).

/rant


find your Hillbilly Liberation Front tees, dry goods and merchandise at:

http://www.cafepress.com/floatinghead
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:40 PM
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4. Woooohooo Where do I get mine!???
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:41 PM
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5. I really love these Chicks...These girls have huevos....
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:53 PM
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10. All props to Natalie and the Chicks...
Good for them for standing up and refusing to back down.

:toast:
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:56 PM
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11. I love this group, even more since what
happened to them a few years ago... Good for them for writing this, I hope it becomes very popular...
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:09 PM
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12. I'm not super into country music but I'll buy this album
just for that song (although I think it could be MORE pointed than it is).
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:29 PM
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18. I am not into country music either
but I LOVE The Dixie Chicks!!

They are just outstanding musicians.
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:17 PM
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13. James Mcmurtry lyrics are much better.
We can't make it here, by James Mcmurtry.

Theres a Vietnam Vet with a cardboard sign
Sitting there by the left turn line
Flag on his wheelchair flapping in the breeze
One leg missing and both hands free
No ones paying much mind to him
The V.A. budgets just stretched so thin
And now theres more coming back from the Mideast war
We cant make it here anymore


That big ol building was the textile mill that fed our kids and it paid our bills
But they turned us out and they closed the doors
We cant make it here anymore


See those pallets piled up on the loading dock
Theyre just gonna sit there til they rot
Cause theres nothing to ship, nothing to pack
Just busted concrete and rusted tracks
Empty storefronts around the square
Theres a needle in the gutter and glass everywhere
You dont come down here unless youre looking to score
We cant make it here anymore

The bars still open but man its slow
The tip jars light and the registers low
The bartender dont have much to say
The regular crowd gets thinner each day
Some have maxed out all their credit cards
Some are working two jobs and living in cars
Minimum wage wont pay for a roof, wont pay for a drink
If you gotta have proof just try it yourself Mr. CEO
See how far $5.15 an hour will go
Take a part time job at one your stores
Bet you cant make it here anymore

Theres a high school girl with a bourgeois dream
Just like the pictures in the magazine
She found on the floor of the laundromatA woman with kids can forget all that
If she comes up pregnant whatll she do
Forget the career, forget about school
Can she live on faith? Live on hope?
High on Jesus or hooked on dope
When its way too late to just say no
You cant make it here anymore

Now Im stocking shirts in the Wal-Mart store
Just like the ones we made before
Cept this one came from Singapore
I guess we cant make it here anymore

Should I hate a people for the shade of their skin
Or the shape of their eyes or the shape Im in
Should I hate em for having our jobs today
No I hate the men sent the jobs away
I can see them all now, they haunt my dreams
All lily white and squeaky clean
Theyve never known want, theyll never know need
Their shit dont stink and their kids wont bleed
Their kids wont bleed in their damn little war
And we cant make it here anymore

Will work for food will die for oil
Will kill for power and to us the spoils
The billionaires get to pay less tax
The working poor get to fall through the cracks
So let em eat jellybeans let em eat cake
Let em eat shit, whatever it takes
They can join the Air Force, or join the Corps
If they cant make it here anymore

So thats how it is, thats what we got
If the president wants to admit it or not
You can read it in the paper, read it on the wall
Hear it on the wind if youre listening at all
Get out of that limo, look us in the eye
Call us on the cell phone tell us all why

In Dayton Ohio or Portland Maine
Or a cotton gin out on the great high plains
Thats done closed down along with the school
And the hospital and the swimming pool
Dust devils dance in the noonday heat
Theres rats in the alley and trash in the street
Gang graffiti on a boxcar door
We cant make it here anymore

I do admire any country and western singer who makes a stand against the shrub though.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:29 PM
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14. Rick Rubin produced the album
oh...this will be good!
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:47 PM
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15. oh yeah - kick for the chicks
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:49 PM by faithnotgreed
who have integrity

im definitely buying their new album

i dont even listen to country music but i thank them for speaking up (esp when it was most unpopular)
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:25 PM
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16. They were right then, they are right now. The rest owe them an APOLOGY !
Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, you know who you are...
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:27 PM
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17. I can't wait to buy it! n.t
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trapper914 Donating Member (796 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:35 PM
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19. Played the new song tonight
I'm in the South...geez...there are some people with heads far up their asses when it comes to the Chicks. One guy said they were anti-troop. WTF?
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