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Dixie Chicks: Goodbye Earl Meaning

Song Released: 2000


Goodbye Earl Lyrics

Mary anne and wanda were the best of friends
All through their high school days
Both members of the 4h club
Both active in the ffa
After graduation mary anne went out lookin
For a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town
And all...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2018 report

    Crimes doesnt pay. Let the police handle it mary anne. Dont let dirty blood into your hands.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 30th 2017 report

    Omg I can’t find any literary devices in this song! Help?

  3. Lisa69
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    Jul 24th 2014 report

    Catchy song about murdering someone....Good material.
    This song says to me that it's ok to kill someone if they're harming you...say a boss that yells at you or maybe that guy that took your parking spot ( for the last time)... I'm sure prisons wouldn't be overpopulated if this thinking caught on...we could all be makin jam and selling ham...
    I don't agree with domestic violence or hitting woman but I think Tim McGraw doesn't have a problem... Maybe he should have some black eyed peas ...

  4. principessa_21
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    Jul 18th 2007 report

    This song deals with an abusive relationship and one way to deal with it. The girl in the song meets a guy named Earl who seems perfect-that is until they get married and he begins physically abusing her, i.e. Hitting. Her friend decides to have him killed and they later find out that no one even cared that Earl was gone. Its one of the few songs that gets away with singing about murdering someone...impressive.


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