Dixie Chicks “Not Ready To Make Nice” Music Video & Lyrics

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Enjoy the original Dixie Chicks "Not Ready To Make Nice" music video and complete lyrics for the band's biggest hit to date.

On February 11, 2007, Dixie Chicks came into monumental Grammy Award success. “Not Ready to Make Nice” won awards in three categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

The critical acclaim of “Not Ready to Make Nice” proved that the Dixie Chicks had the capability to bridge the gap between country music and the rest of the music industry. The song was autobiographical, written as a sort of manifesto for the backlash the band received in 2003 for political comments they had made while on tour abroad.

The music video for the track is minimalistic, with dark contrasting colors being used as Natalie Maines pours her heart out. Enjoy the powerful music video below!

“Not Ready to Make Nice” 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

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