The shame stops here!!
There is no need to be ashamed that you sing loud and proud…
…when in your car!
Even without tented windows, the privacy that comes within one’s car can be enough to make some people become people that they “typically aren’t;” or at least the person that you might think them to be! Even your quietest of friends probably would sing aloud in their car if they were alone and a well-known tune came across the radio.
Some of us sing in the car even in the midst of company; I suppose it just depends on who the company might be. However, with company, the singing probably tends to be a lower scale.
It’s when we are alone in our car I think that our voice really can come out. I sing loud and proud in my car all the time, even under the complete understanding that I am NOT a good singer! HA! And yes, I get into my singing…HA!
Typically I go through stages of being “hooked” on a certain song or two, and that song or songs will be played over and over again, quite loudly in my car. Windows down too, many times!
Right now my favorite sing-alongs come from my “On-the-go” playlist on my iPod. This playlist consists of four songs. The first song is Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks. The second song is Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks. The third song is Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks. And, though you could probably guess it, I’ll go ahead and tell you that the fourth song is Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks.
[Can you tell I wish iPod had a “repeat” function?! And if you’re saying to yourself right now “it does,” then I’ve yet to figure out how to use it.]
With the buzz about the soon-to-be-released new album by The Chicks, I decided to check out this first single release from the album and I was sold on the first hearing/viewing (I watched the video on the internet).
I love this song, and it is GREAT for singing loudly to in your car! I love the lyrics. And though my iPod tells me I have already listened to it more than 113 times just since adding it to my iPod a week ago today, I probably learned all its lyrics within the first five or so times listening to it. It is a REALLY easy song to learn.
My FAVORITE part of the whole song is the part I sing with the most passion and probably the loudest..HA! It goes like this…
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 love that part! Natalie Maines sings with such passion at that part! I just love it!
I think that part also probably has special meaning to me because I can totally relate to each part of that section in reference to situations in my own life, especially with current events right now.
So I sing it, over and over and over, in my car. Loud and proud…
What about you? Don’t be ashamed. I think you would be surprised at home many people really do sing aloud in their cars.
Do you sing when you are alone in your car? Do you sing “loud and proud?”