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Dixie Chicks Gaslighter Lyrics Are Deep

Trio's first song in 14 years comes with some heavy lyrics.

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Dixie Chicks’ new song Gaslighter is out now and it’s the trio’s first in 14 years. Sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison are the composers and founding members of the band. It also comprises of lead singer Natalie Maines. The lyrics to the Grammy Award-winning band’s song explain what “Gaslighting” is. Yes, I used Wikipedia to crosscheck the meaning and it’s deep.

What is Dixie Chicks’ Gaslighter about?

Dixie Chicks have just dropped their latest song and it happened after 14 long years. The band and Jack Antonoff (Norman Fu—ng Rockwell) co-produced Gaslighter. Their upcoming album of the same name releases in May and is a follow up to Taking the Long Way (2006). It has raked in over 1 million views and 20k likes so far.

The feel to Dixie Chicks song and the way it’s sung is quite opposite to the issue Gaslighter lyrics are trying cover. The term Gaslighting refers to the act of manipulating someone but in a negative way.

The act involves inducing cognitive dissonance and low self-esteem in the victim by secretly sowing seeds of doubt in a targeted individual. Gaslighter is a person whose psychological manipulation destabilizes the target and delegitimize the victim’s beliefs. The examples include trying to control a son, daughter, and wife, etc at a micro-level.  At macro-level this tactic can be used for political gains by controlling masses.

Dixie Chicks’ latest song addresses the same issue in my opinion and the lyrics describe this serious issue in a rather poetic manner. Here is an excerpt from Gaslighter lyrics for a better understanding.



Doing anything to get your a-s farther


Big timer

Repeating all of the mistakes of your father

You broke me You’re sorry but where’s my apology

Another part of Dixie Chicks song goes like this:

Tried to say I’m crazy

Babe you know I’m not crazy that’s you Gaslighting

You’re a lie lie liar

Those are some deep lyrics that cover a very important issue that plagues our society. Let us know what you think about the new Dixie Chicks single.




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