The Chicks are Back

Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way
I know they are a little bit country, and it’s really not my style (except for the whole Dolly Parton thing), but the Dixie Chicks kinda rock.

I think part of the appeal is because they are strong women, who don’t mind singing and saying what they think is right. And when they get called on it, they wear what is sent their way.

Having said that I also like songs which hit me emotionally, and I’m sure once I finish this list people will think I’m a little crazy, but here goes.

From Not Ready to Make Nice

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

The idea that these girls got death threats for what they said about Bush’s War is insane. I want to live in a world where live and let live is the creed for all mankind. If everyone really thought this way and saw each other as equals it would be a much nicer place to live. There is too much fear in the world and the governments rely on just that to control their people. When will we all wake up to it?

More for the list later…