Sunday, June 10, 2007

Not Ready To Make Nice

I'm not the country music type of person in general, but there are a few specific country songs that I like. It's been awhile since one of them has grabbed me as much as this one by the Dixie Chicks.

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 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 and sing
Or my life will be over

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I'm not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I'm still waiting

I agree that sometimes it's ok to just be mad and not have to forgive and forget. Because how can something that took a lifetime to be nurtured be forgotten in a few months or even a few years?

The first time I actually paid attention and listened to the lyrics of this song, I felt as if the writer had placed my feelings on paper. I thought I was being strong and mature to push myself to move on, but hearing this song made me realize that sometimes when something means so much, its ok to stay mad. And although time will supposedly ease the pain and lessen the anger, I too am still waiting for that to happen.

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