Not Ready to Make Nice

Not Ready To Make Nice

The Not Ready to Make Nice lyrics by the Dixie Chicks tell a tale of the fallout that happened after an incident in 2003, when lead singer Natalie Maines made a critical comment about President George W. Bush and the U. S. involvement in the Iraq War. The comment was made when the Dixie Chicks were performing in London and after the comment, the band received death threats and had their songs banned by many conservative music stations across the U. S.

The Not Ready to Make Nice lyrics from the Taking the Long Way album were written by all three members including Maines, Emily Robinson, Martie Maguire plus help from songwriter Dan Wilson. The Not Ready to Make Nice lyrics tell the tale of the death threat, a woman teaching her daughter to hate the Dixie Chicks and the band’s resolve not to back down from their beliefs. As the popularity of the Iraq War has declined, the Dixie Chicks popularity has once again risen, showing that resolve and staying the course has worked to the benefit of their music career.

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
Why can’t you just get over it,
It turned my whole world around
and i kind of like it

I made by bed, and I sleep like a baby,
With no regrets and I don’t mind saying,
It’s a sad sad story
That 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

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

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