Music Monday – Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice & Goodbye Earl

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

The song and video I am sharing today is:

Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice & Goodbye Earl

Both of these songs have been stuck in my head all weekend so I thought I would use them for Music Monday.

Favorite lyrics 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
Saying that I better
Shut up and sing
Or my life will be over?

Favorite lyric from -Goodbye Earl

“and it turns out he was a missing person who nobody missed at all”

I hope you enjoy!

Goodbye Earl

Not Ready to Make Nice by Dixie Chicks
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
Why can’t you just get over it?
It turned my whole world around
And I kinda like it
I made my bed, and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets, and I don’t mind saying
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
Saying 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 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, 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
Songwriters: Dan Wilson / Emily Robison / Martha Maguire / Natalie Maines
Not Ready to Make Nice lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC
Goodbye Earl by Dixie Chicks
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’d put on dark glasses or long sleeved blouses
Or make-up to cover a bruise
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
And 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 ’em long to decide
That Earl had to die, goodbye Earl
Those black-eyed peas, they tasted alright to me, Earl
You’re feelin’ weak? Why don’t you lay down and sleep, Earl
Ain’t it dark wrapped up in that tarp, Earl
The cops came by 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 bought 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
Is that alright? Good! Let’s go for a ride, Earl, hey!
Ooh hey hey hey, ummm hey hey hey, hey hey hey
Songwriters: Dennis Linde
Goodbye Earl lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

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16 thoughts on “Music Monday – Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice & Goodbye Earl

  1. OMG! You are killing me right now. I came so close to choosing Goodbye Earl this week! Did we grow up with the same walkman? I just love that song. Such a happy tune with such a serious subject. What I love most though is the thought of such a strong friendship. And that line – He was a missing person who nobody missed at all. 🎹🎼🎧

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      • We are! It’s so crazy. I was just explaining to my kids how the phone used to be attached to the wall. And that when it rang, you would pick it up WITHOUT KNOWING WHO THE CALLER WAS. Every. Single. Time. They say there with gaping mouths for about 10 minutes.

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      • Oh my goodness… The time before call display.… Or call waiting! My mom would be on the phone and I was waiting for a friend or a boy to call and I remember begging her to get off the phone. “ mom they’re not gonna call back if they keep getting a busy signal!“ When we got call display for the first time I was amazed. I thought it was so awesome.

        I also remember making mixtapes on my ghetto blaster 📻 🎶. You had to press play and record at the exact same time at the right moment when the song came on the radio. Then you had to make sure that nobody made any noise in the background. I Think I may have mentioned another post but when I listen to “Manic Monday“ there’s a part in the song that all these years later I expect to hear a phone ring in the song because when I was taping it the phone had rang once but still enough for me too remember it.

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