Last night Todd and I watched VH-1 Storytellers featuring (who else) The Dixie Chicks! Did I ever mention that I LOVE them? I can sing along word for word to just about every song they've ever done but there is one song called Silent House on the new album that I never felt a connection with. It has a distinct, erie kind of sound but it just never hooked me like the others.
Natalie Maines, the lead singer said it's a song about her grandmother who suffered from Alzehimers. Emily Robison(the banjo player) and Marti MacGuire(the fiddle player) are sisters. Their grandfather also had Alzheimers.
"And I will try to connect
All the pieces you left
I will carry it on
And let you forget
And I'll remember the years
When your mind was clear
How the laughter and life
Filled up this silent house."
I will never hear Silent House the same way again. Now, I find myself loving it.
It reminds me of a quote which I think can be attributed to Mr. Rogers? I'm paraphrasing here but it says something like: "If you know a person's story, it's impossible not to love them."