So they went down and they sat on the pier He said i bet you got a boyfriend but i don't care I've got no one to send a letter to Would you mind if i sent one back here to you? Chorus I cried Never gonna hold the hand of another guy Too young for him they told her Waitin' for the love of the travelin' soldier Our love will never end Waitin' for the soldier to come back again Never more to be alone When the letter says a soldier's coming home. So the letters came From an army camp In california then vietnam And he told his heart It might be love And all of the things he was so scared of Said when it's gettin kinda tough over here I think about that day sittin' down at the pier And close my eyes and see your pretty smile Don't worry but i won't be able to write for a while. One friday night at a football game The lord's prayer said and the anthem sang A man said folks would you bow your heads For the list of local vietnam dead Cryin' all alone under the stands Was the piccolo player in the marching band And one name read and nobody really cared But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair.
The trio have managed to ruffle feathers both on and off the stage, often channeling their frustrations into their music. With such a fierce legion of fans and critics alike, we know the order in which these songs appear is bound to draw debate. It was their first No. Though their presence is subtle, the Dixie Chicks still manage to stand out on the fierce track, with the final harmonizing notes bound to leave you with chills for days. Just one of the elements that sets this group apart from other acts is the individual sound they bring to the table.
10 Dixie Chicks Songs That Prove They’re a Force to Be Reckoned With
Formed in as a Western-themed bluegrass band, the Dixie Chicks eventually became one of the most popular acts in contemporary country music, as well as the highest-selling female group in America. Beginning with 's Wide Open Spaces , they struck a balance between the commercial, radio-ready aesthetic of country-pop and the rootsy sound of neo-traditionalist country, a combination that helped distinguish the trio from such concurrent stars as Shania Twain. The Dixie Chicks further distanced themselves from country's conservative boundaries as their career progressed, although their outspoken beliefs -- specifically Natalie Maines ' open criticism of the war in Iraq, which ignited a backlash in -- were sometimes voiced to the detriment of the band's sales.
Multi-platinum awards and No. Bush in , the band ended up recovering at least critically for 's Taking the Long Way , which won five Grammy Awards. The following are The Boot's picks for the country trio's 10 best tunes.