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The Chicks — Truth No. 2
Album: Home
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 2208









Released: 2002
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 3
You don't like the sound of the truth
Comin' from my mouth
You say that I lack the proof
Well baby there might be some
I'm gonna get to the end of my life
Find out everyone was lying
I dont think that I'm afraid anymore
Say that I would rather die trying

Chorus
Whoa, swing me way down south
Sing me something brave from your mouth
And I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips
And the love in my lips
All the love from my lips

This time when he swung the bat
and i found my self laying flat
I wonder
What a way to spend a dime
what a way to use the time
Aint it baby?
I looked at my reflection
in the window walking past and I saw a stranger
Just so scared all the time
It makes me one more reason why
the world's dangerous

Chorus

(Music Solos)

You don't like the sound of the truth
coming from my mouth
You say that I lack the proof
Baby there might be some
Tell me what's wrong with having a little faith
In what your feeling in your heart
Why must we be so afraid
and always so far apart?

Chorus
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 murrayn wrote:

This was in my favourites, can't hear it the same way now that they're "the chicks". Cave to the woke mob and I'm outta here.

Sorry that the name change affects you so much. 

Call me out if ya like, but I will always know them as The Dixie Chicks..
This was in my favourites, can't hear it the same way now that they're "the chicks". Cave to the woke mob and I'm outta here.
I’m here to comment on the music 🎶 I enjoy listening to this music. 
Thanks 🙏🏽
 Hippostar wrote:


GWB 43 would be considered a very centrist President by today's standards.  Both parties have moved equally to dangerous extremes since then.


Both parties… for fucks sake people.  nonsense..
Ha!

As this plays, I'm writing another scorching comment to a regional newspaper on the recent Trump caucus win. 

I keep  using the phrases  "truth and facts"  and "speaking truth to power"  in my comment. 

It must be kismet and coincidence.  Karma?   
 Bleyfusz wrote:

What for, precisely?



Almost everything?
Don't be a lopsided ignoramus. It's unbecoming and not useful.
Oooh, I really like this version. But I don't get what the pearls of water are....
 rubytoaster wrote:

Bidet is a braindead shill. Have some coke.


Would you care to deconstruct this rather arcane comment, please?
This came on at an aposite time - bumped to 8  I want Steve'n'seagulls to do a cover!!
 rubytoaster wrote:

Bidet is a braindead shill. Have some coke.



Sir, this is a Wendy's.
The Chicks get a 7 but Patty gets an 8.
The Dixie Chicks..
This song sounds sultry and filthy and terribly provocative… I LOVE it!!
Patty Griffin's OG is phenomenal, but damn did the Chicks do a great job building on it to create something that I have to admit I enjoy slightly more than Patty's (even if I feel guilty every time I think it because Patty is so awesome).
Bidet is a braindead shill. Have some coke.
 sunybuny wrote:

Remember when we thought 43 was the worst it could get. Makes you want to shed a sentimental tear.


Wholeheartedly agree...A good reminder why G.W. Shrub was the second biggest (formerly #1) asshat to occupy the White House before the orange man came around..
Chixie Dicks
another i love both by patty griffin and the chicks, too.

i love natalie's voice so much. this one suits her very well. i may prefer it to patty's, i know - crazy!
Damn. 
I love this tune & group.

And I love RP more each day!!
Very talented, Natalie Maines voice is amazing! Thanks William, play some of her solo stuff, also great.
 jmkate wrote:

Such great writing and such an amazing sound. Thanks for playing them!

Patty Griffin. But yeah, great sound. Helps when your Dad is Lloyd Maines.
c.

Such great writing and such an amazing sound. Thanks for playing them!
 sunybuny wrote:

Remember when we thought 43 was the worst it could get. Makes you want to shed a sentimental tear.


GWB 43 would be considered a very centrist President by today's standards.  Both parties have moved equally to dangerous extremes since then.
 LizK wrote:

 

Arguably still the worst. We had to endure 8 years of that and 20 years of war. 

                                   Not the worst. Trump beats out even Buchanan.



Pat or James?

Has their band name been retroactively changed here?  They were called Dixie Chicks when this album was released.
For my European ears this is faaaar too country. Thanks again for PSD.
Thank you William! 👏

 
sunybuny wrote:

Remember when we thought 43 was the worst it could get. Makes you want to shed a sentimental tear.

Arguably still the worst. We had to endure 8 years of that and 20 years of war. 

                                   Not the worst. Trump beats out even Buchanan.



Too bad all that politics shit is what comes up. Pretty damn good singin' and musicianship, to hell with the rest of it.
 ImaOldman wrote:

Even if I didn't love the Chicks music I'd still love them for their stance on Bush 43 which, unfortunately, almost scuttled their career.


This documentary is worth a watch - Shut Up and Sing (2006)
who cares about their politics. 

they sure can harmonize. 
 unclehud wrote:

Could there be anything sexier that a woman singing these words?

Swing me way down south
Sing me something brave from your mouth
And I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips
And the love in my lips
All the love from my lips




And with these voices, too! *swoon*
Yeah b
Damn...Love this group!!!!!!
 sunybuny wrote:

Remember when we thought 43 was the worst it could get. Makes you want to shed a sentimental tear.


Arguably still the worst. We had to endure 8 years of that and 20 years of war. 
I've never been a huge Dixie Chicks fan, but I like this a lot. 
IMO this is their best. Natalie sounds amazing.
 tinypriest wrote:

And there's that map of Texas again! in case anyone's forgotten what it looks like since the last time they saw it a mile back. 

Lovely honest lyrics from a lovely band Patty Griffin. An easy 9 for me -- (and a 10 for the Chicks themselves, har)
No argument, just clarification. Credit where it's due and all that.
c.

 Ok_Sobriquet wrote:
Damn! Hitchhikers be bold  in Texas.

Not on the side of the road... in the road.

Not a going-my-way thumb... matching dresses.

Damn.
 
And there's that map of Texas again! in case anyone's forgotten what it looks like since the last time they saw it a mile back. 

Lovely honest lyrics from a lovely band. An easy 9 for me -- (and a 10 for the Chicks themselves, har)
Damn! Hitchhikers be bold  in Texas.

Not on the side of the road... in the road.

Not a going-my-way thumb... matching dresses.

Damn.
 idiot_wind wrote:
this rocks
 
I agree with that
this rocks
Proof that Patti Griffin is more country than a whole truckload of Nashville. Dixie Chicks measuring up well here.
 Jelani wrote:
 3Chords wrote:

Good Lord, they're artists and they did the right thing! It's part of our rights and who we are as Americans to criticize the President, especially when that person is doing the wrong thing.
 Wrong ,by who's "opinion"? Why didn't they criticize Obama?
 
What for, precisely?
The Chixie Dicks 
 3Chords wrote:

Good Lord, they're artists and they did the right thing! It's part of our rights and who we are as Americans to criticize the President, especially when that person is doing the wrong thing.
 Wrong ,by who's "opinion"? Why didn't they criticize Obama?
When they were good, and had a good name.
 bigbull224 wrote:
Takes me back to before they realized their core fans loved the US and wouldn't appreciate denigrating any president in a foreign land.  I sure loved their music.
 
Bush was a decent man. But fuck the rest of his war mongering tribe.
 bigbull224 wrote:
Takes me back to before they realized their core fans loved the US and wouldn't appreciate denigrating any president in a foreign land.  I sure loved their music.
 
Good Lord, they're artists and they did the right thing! It's part of our rights and who we are as Americans to criticize the President, especially when that person is doing the wrong thing.
Takes me back to before they realized their core fans loved the US and wouldn't appreciate denigrating any president in a foreign land.  I sure loved their music.
 jelgator wrote:


You're right.  44 was worse.
 
I think you have the number wrong, that would  be 45 was worse; in fact, the worst President we have ever seen.  God help us that we can stop the authoritarian take over on November 3rd.  Great song by The Chicks, by the way!
 sunybuny wrote:

Remember when we thought 43 was the worst it could get. Makes you want to shed a sentimental tear.
 

You're right.  44 was worse.
 ufamsm wrote:
This song is the one that converted me into a Dixie Chicks fan. Damn that is one well-constructed song. 
 
Pretty sure it's Patty Griffin who did the constructing on that song. At least according to Wikipedia:

"Truth No. 2" and "Top of the World" were originally recorded by Patty
Griffin for a 2000 album that went unreleased. "I Believe in Love" made
its debut on the 2001 telethon America: A Tribute to Heroes.

Great song, tho. Happy to hear it covered in lovely voices.
This song is the one that converted me into a Dixie Chicks fan. Damn that is one well-constructed song. 
 ImaOldman wrote:
Even if I didn't love the Chicks music I'd still love them for their stance on Bush 43 which, unfortunately, almost scuttled their career.
 
Remember when we thought 43 was the worst it could get. Makes you want to shed a sentimental tear.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
A friend of mine who's played on the Old-Time music scene for years calls this "barbeque for Yankees" - country music for people who aren't from the country.
 
My dad went to school with Maine's grandfather. She's true country.
 h8rhater wrote:

I wonder what said friend says about Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line, Brooks and Dunn and their ilk?

This leans into alt-country territory to be sure, but it's a helluva lot closer to real Country than the standard "Girl in jean shorts; truck by the pond; red solo cup" drivel that makes up modern Nashville Country.
 

 h8rhater wrote:

I wonder what said friend says about Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line, Brooks and Dunn and their ilk?

This leans into alt-country territory to be sure, but it's a helluva lot closer to real Country than the standard "Girl in jean shorts; truck by the pond; red solo cup" drivel that makes up modern Nashville Country.
 
A friend and I were talking recently. We came to the conclusion that "country" music began as "I was drunk, then I found God and I'm sorry for what I did." Next phase, "I'm drunk and bad things are happening." Today, "Aw, f*** it. Let's go get drunk."
Another fine song written by Maine's own Patty Griffen.
Almost as good as Patty Griffin
 ckcotton wrote:
Boring formulaic Country Music.... so lame
 

I'm guessing if you're not into formulaic music, you don't like the Blues. Or Gaelic. Or Reggae. Or Folk. For me, sometimes the results can be more than the sum of the formula. 
Could there be anything sexier that a woman singing these words?

Swing me way down south
Sing me something brave from your mouth
And I'll bring you pearls of water on my hips
And the love in my lips
All the love from my lips
 ImaOldman wrote:
Even if I didn't love the Chicks music I'd still love them for their stance on Bush 43 which, unfortunately, almost scuttled their career.
 
Agreed!  In fact, even if what they had to say about #43 didn't jive with what I thought at the time, I'd still say "speak your Truth!" cuz the only thing worse than a bad opinion is no opinion at all.  In  my opinion...and I'll go +2 on this one, for the message  more than the music; it's a 7 now.  Long Live RP and the 1st amendment!!
Even if I didn't love the Chicks music I'd still love them for their stance on Bush 43 which, unfortunately, almost scuttled their career.
Thank you for playing the Chicks
 vinylbob wrote:
Terrible — Painful — 
 
couldn't agree more...
 h8rhater wrote:

I wonder what said friend says about Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line, Brooks and Dunn and their ilk?

This leans into alt-country territory to be sure, but it's a helluva lot closer to real Country than the standard "Girl in jean shorts; truck by the pond; red solo cup" drivel that makes up modern Nashville Country.
 
Still missing ol' dog Blue drivin' me to prison in his pickup truck... (momma's Bible in hand)
 h8rhater wrote:

I wonder what said friend says about Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line, Brooks and Dunn and their ilk?

This leans into alt-country territory to be sure, but it's a helluva lot closer to real Country than the standard "Girl in jean shorts; truck by the pond; red solo cup" drivel that makes up modern Nashville Country.
 

I'm inclined to agree. I'd add that if "Country Music" is only meant for people from the country then that's rather limiting. Sounds like part of the "real Americans" notion that's popular in certain political circles these days. 
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
A friend of mine who's played on the Old-Time music scene for years calls this "barbeque for Yankees" - country music for people who aren't from the country.
 
I wonder what said friend says about Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line, Brooks and Dunn and their ilk?

This leans into alt-country territory to be sure, but it's a helluva lot closer to real Country than the standard "Girl in jean shorts; truck by the pond; red solo cup" drivel that makes up modern Nashville Country.
Boring formulaic Country Music.... so lame
When did Mika Brzezinski join the band?

I didn't know she could sing. 
 LaurieinTucson wrote:

I thought it WAS Patty Griffin!
 

Are we sure she isn't harmonizing in there? One of those Chicks sure sounds like her, if not.
Love me some Dixie Chicks, too....!
Love me some Dixie Chicks....
A friend of mine who's played on the Old-Time music scene for years calls this "barbeque for Yankees" - country music for people who aren't from the country.
And a one - a two and a 1 2 3 ..  chicken pecking  The Good Lovelies are much better.  Not TWANG  ugh
I've always really liked this.
DAWN?!   Where are you?

I'm in my tree talking to the Dixie Chicks and they're making me feel better.
this doesn't come close to Patti Griffin's original version which was fantastic. Bin it...
Well that certainly is a toe-tapper. And despite my once upon a time 'Don't like country' prejudice, these days I'm glad to know enough to appreciate those harmonies and the level of musicianship accompanying them.
 jbuhl wrote:
X use to play the Chixie Dicks all the time.  Most of it I didn't care for but every now and then there was one I really liked, it is obvious they were talented musicians. One song I liked was how some girls banned together to kill an abusive boyfriend and dump his body.

They were maligned by the country western dullards for  outspoken views.
Check out this excellent cover from Natalie Maines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JXuYwmWWuo


 
How some girls banned together to kill an abusive boyfriend and dump his body.

That's a rather good premise line for a movie.  Hmmmm.... 





It must be such a great feeling, when you're a singer, to find two other mates whose voices match so well together. Luckie Chicks.
 vinylbob wrote:
Terrible — Painful — 

 
+ 1!

 
Great cover!
X use to play the Chixie Dicks all the time.  Most of it I didn't care for but every now and then there was one I really liked, it is obvious they were talented musicians. One song I liked was how some girls banned together to kill an abusive boyfriend and dump his body.

They were maligned by the country western dullards for  outspoken views.
Check out this excellent cover from Natalie Maines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JXuYwmWWuo

 zedstation wrote:
...This time when he swung the bat 
and I found myself laying flat
I wonder 
What a way to spend a dime
what a way to use the time 
Aint it baby?
I looked at my reflection
in the window walking past and I saw a stranger
Just so scared all the time
It makes one more reason why 
the world's dangerous...
Seems it takes a true artist to write lyrics like this and make it sound happy and upbeat?

  Patty Griffin, a true artist.


Love the fact that you throw the Chicks in there!  So much variety!  Something for everyone—and that includes songs to skip.  
Terrible — Painful — 
Toe-tappin' Monday.{#Dancingbanana_2}

We need an emoticon of head-dancing at our desks.
 Athyrius wrote:
Country - Plenty of country stations out there... pick one.

 
Not enough eclectic stations out there tho. And I picked this one, because it's the best.
...This time when he swung the bat 
and I found myself laying flat
I wonder 
What a way to spend a dime
what a way to use the time 
Aint it baby?
I looked at my reflection
in the window walking past and I saw a stranger
Just so scared all the time
It makes one more reason why 
the world's dangerous...


Seems it takes a true artist to write lyrics like this and make it sound happy and upbeat?
 LaurieinTucson wrote:

I thought it WAS Patty Griffin!

 
Me too. 
Need some VPI....Voice Print Identification.
 
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Isn't here enough country music radio stations in the US - and only in the US by the way - playing this worn out genre?
Every hillbilly has his own favorite AM wavelength. 

 
Maybe you should read your own local paper, Chumba?:  https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/lsquoyrsquoallrsquo-needs-no-translation-us-country-music-is-big-abroad/
 jim1964 wrote:
Nobody covers Patty Griffin like the Dixie Chicks
 

 
I thought it WAS Patty Griffin!
What a delightful song from some very talented musicians!
 
Nobody covers Patty Griffin like the Dixie Chicks
 
Hmmmm...strong bimodal rating distribution happening here suggesting something more at work than just musical taste.  Political, sexual, regional bias, anyone? 

The Dixie Chicks are wonderful musicians and song writers, imho.
I don't know why this in comparison rates so low: when it feels so authentic, pure, enriching and uplifting to me. Might it be something about "Shut Up And Sing"? Another muse I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing.
 BarryJones wrote:
Natalie was promoting a new CD a while back that wasn't quite the country flair, and in an interview she commented on how much she dislikes country music. You freakin moron, you insulted the very country music fans who bought your music, gave you a lot of fame and made you a lot of money. For that arrogant comment alone, I will NEVER listen to them. 

 
Were you in London? When W invaded Iraq?  When Natalie said something unkind about shrub? And his idolatrous droolers boycotted The Chicks for speaking negatively about a guy who needed help with his shoe laces? Altho I understand that album set records on the bootleg charts. Oh, and some fans delivered plenty of death threats to the band and their families.   Natalie just can't seem to clam it up. I  luv the DC!
 SoundThinker wrote:

So true! Great song and the Dixie Chicks are way cool, but Patty ought to be the one playing this song on RP!

 
Carol and I got to hear Patty sing this one live a month or so ago. It was a real treat. 
Thank you for playing Dixie Chicks!  and Led Zeppelin!  and Beck! and Ludivico Einaudi! and so much more!  Where else can programming like this be found?  No where that I know of.  We are extremely grateful!  Don't know how you do it 24 hours a day, but keep up the good work!
There's only two kinds of music... good and bad.   This ain't bad.
Good on Bill for picking this nugget out of their catalog - and this is not the usual "country" swill polluting the airwaves these days. I think Americana would be more appropriate.
 haljordan wrote:

You just defined Truth No. 1.

 
So true! Great song and the Dixie Chicks are way cool, but Patty ought to be the one playing this song on RP!
Isn't here enough country music radio stations in the US - and only in the US by the way - playing this worn out genre?
Every hillbilly has his own favorite AM wavelength. 
 BarryJones wrote:
Natalie was promoting a new CD a while back that wasn't quite the country flair, and in an interview she commented on how much she dislikes country music. You freakin moron, you insulted the very country music fans who bought your music, gave you a lot of fame and made you a lot of money. For that arrogant comment alone, I will NEVER listen to them. 

 
sad bastard.
 carolferris wrote:
I would rather hear Patty sing her own song.

 
You just defined Truth No. 1.
I would rather hear Patty sing her own song.
Country - Plenty of country stations out there... pick one.
Okay, this is admittedly not in my normal purview but I like it.  They're talented and the song is uplifting somehow.
 ljoergen wrote:
about time that we hear some Dixie Chicks!
{#Clap}
Me likey like very much!

 
{#Yes}
  Always good to hear the Chicks
about time that we hear some Dixie Chicks!
{#Clap}
Me likey like very much!
Tomorrow night 800,000 people expected four or concert on National Mall to honor our vets...live on HBO...
 BarryJones wrote:
Natalie was promoting a new CD a while back that wasn't quite the country flair, and in an interview she commented on how much she dislikes country music. You freakin moron, you insulted the very country music fans who bought your music, gave you a lot of fame and made you a lot of money. For that arrogant comment alone, I will NEVER listen to them. 

 
A few notes...
A. Not the first time she said that, even reportedly as she was being recruited to the band. They won her over with talent, and with the great songs they chose to record.
B. Don't blame her if she equates country music with the collection of country music fans that turned on them for essentially the same thing- stating their view where someone could broadcast it. 
C. Doubt she wants you back as a fan, assuming you ever were. Your loss, her gain. In my opinion.
 Randomax wrote:

It's the way Patty wants it.....she is a world known singer/songwriter with none of the crap that goes with being a superstar in this crazy world.  She has a HUGE worldwide following and yet can roam the streets of Austin (with hubby Mr Plant) and not be harassed.  

 
Rando, you may know there is another non-famous-but-very-influential songwriter living a stone's throw from you. Susan Gibson. The Dixie Chicks recorded her 'Wide Open Spaces', from which she's made a small fortune. And maintained a degree of sanity in the process.

Austin folks generally seem to leave music celebs alone. I've stood two feet from Billy Gibbons a couple times. Patty and Robert hand out candy to neighborhood treat-or-treaters.
 BarryJones wrote:
Natalie was promoting a new CD a while back that wasn't quite the country flair, and in an interview she commented on how much she dislikes country music. You freakin moron, you insulted the very country music fans who bought your music, gave you a lot of fame and made you a lot of money. For that arrogant comment alone, I will NEVER listen to them. 

 
I'm sure they'll really miss you. 
 BarryJones wrote:
Natalie was promoting a new CD a while back that wasn't quite the country flair, and in an interview she commented on how much she dislikes country music. You freakin moron, you insulted the very country music fans who bought your music, gave you a lot of fame and made you a lot of money. For that arrogant comment alone, I will NEVER listen to them. 

 
Did she say she disliked country music or did she say something like "only idiots like country music."  One is simply a statement of her personal taste and one is indeed an insult to country music fans.