Listening to the radio yesterday I heard a great new song that I was certain was the Dixie Chicks. So I looked up the website this morning and Not Ready To Make Nice is the first single of their new album Taking the Long Way.
Being such a good song I immediately opened the iTunes Music Store to buy it and found nothing. I then did a Google search and found a radio station that was asking it’s viewers if they liked it or not. To my surprise the sound clip was the entire song! So I quickly downloaded it and added it to my iPod.
Now I know there has been some controversy with the Chicks in recent years, but I’m ready to put the past in the past and enjoy the good music.
[update] As I listened to the song, I was wondering what it was all about. Come to find out, it’s about the controversy! I think that’s what makes it such a good and powerful song. Check out these lyrics.
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