Shut Up and Sing

I just watched the documentary call Shut Up and Sing. It is the chronicles of the Dixie Chicks from 2003 to 2006.

I was never a fan of the Dixie Chicks before. I don't like country music. Not even a little bit. I will tolerate it, since I do live in Texas. I kinda like OLD country, like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn... Classic Country if you will. But nothing past 1970ish.

So what did I care about the Dixie Chicks. I had heard some of their songs and seen their videos but never really thought much about them.

It was a good movie though. Not just because of the anti-Bush stuff but because of the backstage Mom stuff. They all three have children. I saw it as a documentary about working moms. The raw emotion behind pregnancy and children. There was a whole bit about the two sisters and how they couldn't get pregnant for YEARS.... their story about in-vitro and all the work and toll on your body that it takes.

It felt like a given
Something a woman's born to do
A natural ambition
To see a reflection of me and you
And I'd feel so guilty
If that was a gift I couldn't give
And could you be happy
If life wasn't how we pictured it
And sometimes I just want to wait it out
To prove everybody wrong
And I need your help to move on
Cause you know it's so hard
It's so hard
It's so hard when it doesn't come easy
It's so hard when it doesn't come fast
It's so hard when it doesn't come easy
So hard
During the tense part of the story. When the bomb sniffing dogs are walking around and the FBI is called in due to death threats against the girls... there they are, holding and rocking and kissing their babies before going on stage.
It was also a movie about friendship. I guess I can kinda relate to Natalie Maines, dragging my friends into an issue because of my big mouth. So I was sympathetic.
That all aside, the music was GREAT. Kinda country sounding, but not. I have been looking for a new car CD... :-)

1 comment:

Jen said...

I just noticed that when you do multiple posts there is not a "comment" link on each post. Wierd.

Your comfort post was great! So great I think I'll paste it as my next post before my "I'm leaving post". Don't worry, I'll give you all the credit!