i bought sugarland's new cd today, "the incredible machine," which i've been looking forward to for months. so even though i'm sick and coughing and filled with mucus, i ventured out to get the cd today. i went straight into wal-mart and after realizing they are doing some serious remodeling and everything is huger and farther away than usual, i made it to the electronics and grabbed the deluxe edition of the masterpiece, perfect in it's silvery case. each of the 11 songs are wonderful and moving. when my brother and i saw them in concert about a month ago, i got to hear some of their new songs and fell most in love with "stand up." it's such a moving and insistent song. its lyrics are simple but active, and its message is one of incredible importance - stand up and help each other through love. all the songs are great, but this one is so special. i love sugarland and for as long as my ears can hear their music, i will continue to love them. think what you want of their music, but there is no denying that the messages they send through their songs are powerful. jennifer and kristian, you've outdone yourself.
ps. jennifer, i want to be your best friend...not in a creepy way, just in a i-think-you're-hilarious-and-would-be-a-blast kind of way. ;)