Saturday, July 26, 2008

Easy Silence

Or: Reason # 1,689,342 why my daughter rocks


Lately Saskia and I have both been really into listening to the Dixie Chicks. I'm not really a country fan, but I love this group. Their vocals are amazing and their lyrics are thought provoking. Plus I love a good scandal, and after all the hullabaloo surrounding their anti-Bush remarks my curiosity was peaked. But this post isn't really about that...

We've taken to listening to their latest album Taking the Long Way every night at bedtime. When my favorite song, Easy Silence, came on, Saskia asked me who I thought the singer was singing about. I said I thought she was singing about her husband or her child. Saskia replied, "I don't think so, I think she's singing about her mom." Awww, I thought I was going to cry.

You can watch a video of the Chicks live performance at the American Music Awards here, and read the lyrics of the song below. Then you'll understand why her comment makes my heart swell with love and sadness.

Easy Silence
by the Dixie Chicks

When the calls and conversations
Accidents and accusations
Messages and misperceptions
Paralyze my mind

Buses, cars, and airplanes leaving
Burning fumes of gasoline And everyone is running
And I come to find a refuge in the

Easy silence that you make for me
It's okay when there's nothing more to say to me
And the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for me
The way you keep the world at bay

Monkeys on the barricades
Are warning us to back away
They form commissions trying to find
The next one they can crucify

And anger plays on every station
Answers only make more questions
I need something to believe in
Breathe in sanctuary in the

Easy silence that you make for me
It's okay when there's nothing more to say to me
And the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for me
The way you keep the world at bay

Children lose their youth too soon
Watching war made us immune
And I've got all the world to lose
But I just want to hold on to the

Easy silence that you make for me
It's okay when there's nothing more to say to me
And the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for me

The easy silence that you make for me
It's okay when there's nothing more to say to me
And the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for me
The way you keep the world at bay for me
The way you keep the world at bay

8 comments:

HomeSlice said...

i LOVE that song too. and so sweet that she said it was about you :-0 awwww!!!!

btw, i think i'm coming to michigan october 19-20 ish. i'm going to walk the detroit free press half marathon with some family. interested in doing it with me?

Christina said...

Hell yes! I don't know what that is but I'll find out. If it means I get to see you Homey I'm in!

Kate said...

That is so sweet! You must have just melted.

Sara said...

OMG, I have tears in my eyes. I think she may be right and I never looked at the lyrics that way before. What a wonderful tribute to you as a mommy that she feels that way about you.

Jess said...

Oh wow! That's beautiful! I don't listen to country and have never heard that song before, it was very moving!

Jennifer said...

That's so sweet. I love that entire album (Sammy got to see the Dixie Chicks live in utero), and that is one song that always makes me tear up.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Oh that is too precious!

Lweeks said...

Ok, now I am tearing up. I haven't heard the song yet but just reading the words - awwwww.
I miss you Chrissi!! So much!! Are you done with summer school yet?