Monday, August 4, 2008

While I'm in this country music kick -

Is there any song more depressing than Tammy Wynette's 'Stand By Your Man'? I mean, look at these lyrics:

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman
Givin' all your love to just one man
You'll have bad times, and he'll have good times
Doin' things that you don't understand

But if you love him, then you'll forgive him
Even though he's hard to understand
And if you love him, oh, be proud of him
'Cause after all he's just a man

Stand by your man
Give him two arms to cling to
And somethin' warm to come to
When nights are cold and lonely

Stand by your man
And show the world you love him
Keep givin' all the love you can
Stand by your man

REALLY? I mean, people sing this song all the time, but do they really listen to it? This like, the abused woman's anthem.

On a happier note, if you're in Los Angeles, please consider checking out a musical in which the women actually EMPOWER themselves : 9 to 5 the musical! Starring Alison Janney, Megan Hilty and Stephanie J. Block! Scored by Dolly Parton and written by Patricia Resnick, who wrote the actual screenplay of the movie! It's playing at the Ahmanson Theatre September and October of this year.

And if you're in NY? It's going your way next.

I'm going to flip through this playlist for some more uplifting female country songs... OOH! SheDaisy!

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