Singing in the Car

Singing in the Car March 26, 2006

This is certainly far from politically correct, but I must confess that the Dixie Chicks‘ song Goodbye Earl has often been blasted on my CD player and sung at the top of my lungs in the relative privacy of my car.

This song would be a highly inappropriate sentiment for any religious professional, you know.

I have to tell you, though, over the years I’ve had a few Earls in my life. Mostly because I am a religious professional.

So, you might imagine how excited I am that the Dixie Chicks have a new album which includes a song I suspect may have me singing in the car again. (Don’t worry, I’ll keep the windows rolled up.)

Check it out:

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 rightI 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

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  • Amydale

    Sounds like that song is about her negative comments on stage about W.

  • Susie

    I was thinking that too Amy Dale! (and, Hi!)