Dixie Chicks – Goodbye Earl

Dit is zeker geen boodschap voor onze medewerker Early maar wel een leuk verhaal uptempo gebracht in een gek filmpje van de Dixie Chicks die momenteel op kop staan in onze poll als favoriete meidenband. Bovendien werd het uitgeroepen tot de Country Video van het jaar 2000. Dit nummer stond op hun tweede album Fly.

Songtekst :

Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends
All though their high school days
Both members of the 4H Club
Both active in the F.F.A
After graduation Mary-Anne went out lookin’
for a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town
and all she found was Earl
Well it wasn’t two weeks
after she got married that
Wanda started gettiin’ abused
She put on dark glasses, long sleeve blouses
And make-up to cover a bruise
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care

Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta
On a red eye midnight flight
She held Wanda’s hand as they
worked out a plan
And it didn’t take ‘em long to decide
That Earl had to die
Good-bye Earl
Those black-eyed peas
They tasted alright to me Earl
You’re feelin’ weak
Why don’t you lay down
and sleep Earl
Ain’t it dark
Wrapped up in that tarp Earl

The cops came by to bring Earl in
They searched the house
high and low
Then they tipped thier hats
and said “thank you ladies
if you hear from him let us know”
Well the weeks went by and
Spring turned to Summer
And Summer faded into Fall
And it turns out he was a missing person
who nobody missed at all
So the girls bought some land
and a roadside stand
Out on Highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham
and strawberry jam
And they don’t
lose any sleep at night ‘cause
Earl had to die
Good-bye Earl
We need a break
Lets go out to the lake Earl
We’ll pack a lunch
And stuff you in the trunk Earl
Well is that all right
Good Let’s go for a ride
Earl Hey