When in Ireland, music bridges the gap.

18 Jul

I’m a music lover. If I could listen to music every moment of every day, I would. Since being in Ireland, I have found it comforting to listen to country music because it reminds me of home. After playing around with my Itunes, I discovered that my roommate and I both love the Dixie Chicks.

The Dixie Chicks have a very strong connection with my childhood. I remember the days when “Goodbye Earl” would come on during a car ride and my brother and I would try to see who could sing the entire song all the way through. I can’t remember who won most of the time, but I suspect that it was me most of the time since I’ve always been really good with remembering song lyrics. I remember listening to “Cowboy Take Me Away” anytime I was in the kitchen cooking with my mom. In those days, the “cooking” usually just consisted of brownies or cookies, but I think that’s the best kind of cooking anyway. In general, I remember having the “Wide Open Spaces” album on repeat for weeks at a time. I’d just sit in my room and play the cd until I knew practically all the words to every song. The “Fly” album had its share of repeats as well. Though I’m sure that I played “Ready to Run” a fair amount as well, these days the only strong association I have with that song is Runaway Bride, since “Ready to Run” plays in the opening scene. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. A chick flick really can’t get much better. If you haven’t seen Runaway Bride, go watch it. Now. It’s so so good.

Since yesterday, “Never Say Die” from the Wide Open Spaces album has been stuck in my head. Honestly, I’m okay with it because the song is relatively cheerful. The Dixie Chicks had their share of really sad songs, and I would definitely rather have a happy song stuck in my head instead of a sad one since I’m missing home anyway. I thought I’d share “Never Say Die” with all of you. I couldn’t find a music video on YouTube, but this video is pretty cute too.


5 Responses to “When in Ireland, music bridges the gap.”

  1. belasbrightideas July 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Love the Dixie Chicks! Their sad stuff too. Good material. I too (and my eldest daughter as well) memorized songs ever since I was young. Speaks to how the music moves us, don’t you think? 😉

    • ameliaclaire92 July 19, 2012 at 4:07 am #

      Most definitely. Music has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life.

  2. Triyoga Adi Perdana July 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Good song! 🙂


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