Charlie ... Not Ready to Make Nice ...When History Repeats Itself ... Here and There ...

In 2003, the Dixie Chicks, an American band, came under fire for criticising the President of the United States for invading Iraq.

The lead singer, Natalie Maines, apparently said,  "...we don't want this war, this violence, ...."1

The song ... is a statement of how they feel over the controversy, the banning of their songs from country music radio stations, and freedom of speech.

The band proceeded to receive death threats for daring to speak out.  

The song's been resonating in my head for the past two days.  

"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."

"It's a sad sad story

When a mother will teach her

Daughter that she ought'a hate a perfect stranger."

When will we learn?  

Take the time to watch the video.  Scroll down for the full lyrics.  

''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''

Dixie Chicks ''Not Ready to Make Nice"