At the end of the day …. Not ready to make nice!!


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~~July 24, 2014~~

If songs and lyrics are important to you as a tool to deliver a message, maybe this one could be used for difficult moments in our lives.

This song marked a significant moment in the history of this band as well as the national events at the time. The explanation is below.

This song can be imported from that time. It can be used as an anthem to apply in any moment in one’s life, causing hardship, when there’s a turning point due to an action caused by another.

A major setback, a deed gone wrong, leading to emotional anguish, loss of security and maybe income. All lead to anger and the eventual healing process.

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“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 … “

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Not Ready to Make Nice” is a song co-written and performed by American country music band Dixie Chicks. It was released in June 2006 as the first single from the band’s seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way. It remains the Chicks’s biggest hit in the US to date. The song was written by Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and Dan Wilson.

On February 11, 2007, it won three Grammy Awards in the categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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In 2009, Rolling Stone named “Not Ready to Make Nice” the 77th best song of the decade.

~~Background~~

Controversy erupted over the Dixie Chicks in 2003 following a critical comment vocalist Natalie Maines made of the American President George W. Bush while performing in a concert in London, United Kingdom. In relation to the forthcoming invasion of Iraq, Maines said, “…we don’t want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”

Taking the Long Way was the first studio album released by the Dixie Chicks after that. The controversy, and the band’s reaction to it, is the major theme of some of the songs in the album, including “Not Ready to Make Nice“.

The song, which was written by all three band members (Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire) along with Dan Wilson, is a statement of how they feel over the controversy, the banning of their songs from country music radio stations, and freedom of speech.

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~~SOURCE~~ 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Ready_to_Make_Nice

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~~Not Ready To Make Nice~~

~Dixie Chicks~

~~Uploaded on Jul 7, 2009~~

2006 American Music Awards - Arrivals

“Not Ready To Make Nice”

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 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

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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6 thoughts on “At the end of the day …. Not ready to make nice!!

  1. I love this song. It is my motto for years. Back when it happend I totally agreed with Natalie. I was shocked when she received death threaths, still receiving them. What kind of people have we become.

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    • Yes, a wonderful song and a great musical band on the uprise then when this happened. Their career almost stopped short by ignorance and fanatics. Time sure proved the Chicks were right!

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