HMV released the new Dixie Chicks album today. (I had the date marked in my calendar... couldn't wait to buy it!)
I had time tonight to play the first seven songs, and the group's hellish experiences in 2003 are starkly evident.
From "Lubbock or Leave it" (Robison/Maguire/Maines/Campbell):
Throwin' stones from the top of your rock
Thinkin' no one can see
The secrets you hide behind
Your southern hospitality
But my favourite lyric is from the first single, "Not Ready To Make Nice" (Robison/Maguire/Maines/Wilson):
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 love my Chicks!