Song of the Day #3,059: ‘Sierra’ – Maddie & Tae

maddie_taeMaddie & Tae are a pair of 21-year-old singer-songwriters who met during vocal classes in Dallas and son began performing together. Their debut album, Start Here, was released a year ago and climbed to #2 on the U.S. Country chart (and #7 on the Billboard 200).

The album was well-received by critics, who compared the duo to the Dixie Chicks and praised their combination of “sweetness and swagger.”

I was prepared to dislike these two based solely on their appearance (horribly discriminatory of me, I know) but today’s SOTD is a lot of fun. ‘Sierra’ is a sassy put-down of a mean girl that includes the memorable line “I hope that I’m around when you get knocked up or get knocked down.”

I wish I had something nice to say
About that girl and her million-dollar face
But beauty only gets you so far

A heart of pure gold is something very rare
And the only one she has is on that necklace that she wears
Acts like she’s some kind of movie star

Ooh, it might be not be Christian
To be wishing what I’m wishing

Sierra, Sierra
Girl, let me tell ya
One day, you might need those friends that you ditched
Sierra, Sierra
Life ain’t all tiaras
You’re gonna find out that karma’s a…..

To tell the truth, I ain’t even mad
Cause I know the universe is gonna get you back
All I have to do is bide my time

Ooh, I hope that I’m around when
You get knocked up or get knocked down

Sierra, Sierra
Girl, let me tell ya
You can’t break boys’ hearts like you’re flipping a switch
Sierra, Sierra
Life ain’t all tiaras
You’re gonna find out that karma’s a…..

Big pain in the…..as far as I can tell
Yours is adding up fat
Sierra

Sierra, Sierra
Girl, let me tell ya
That high horse you’re riding can buck you off quick
Sierra, Sierra
Life ain’t all tiaras
You’re gonna find out that karma’s a…..

Pardon my French, but karma’s a
(mhmmmm)
(mhmmmm)
I sadi karma is a
(mhmmmm)
Oh Sierra

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,059: ‘Sierra’ – Maddie & Tae

  1. Dana says:

    I agree. Good combination of sweetness and swagger.

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