"Favorite Year" as written by Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Sheryl Crow....
We were young and so inspired
We weren't the only ones who thought
We'd change the world
No sun would set without us
No one we knew could ever doubt us

We had our future figured out
We knew a love like ours would always save the day
And that we'd always be okay

[Chorus]
But would you know me now?
Would you lay me down beside you
Tell me everything I want to hear
Like that was your favorite year
Like that was your favorite year?

You looked at me like no one else
But sometimes love just doesn't seem to conquer all
We search for someone else to blame
But sometimes things can't stay the same

[Chorus]

Holding on to the memories
Of when we were younger
I can't forget
'Cause when we were together
That's when I was at my best

And would you know me now?
Would you lay me down beside you
Tell me all the things I long to hear
Like that was your favorite year
Like that was your favorite year?
'Cause that was my favorite year


Lyrics submitted by ridingfences

"Favorite Year" as written by Natalie Maines Martha Maguire

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    General CommentYup. I agree. Martie also said it was about her ex-husband and their relationship. It's just a lovely song about looking back onto a time when they were young and free and in love.
    Simplethings18on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song was written by the chicks with Sheryl Crow.

    basically looking back on a particular time/year in their youth when love was simple and naive..but beautiful.
    Heather200408on May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. I mean most oountry songs referring to past love usually are depressing as hell, but this one gives anyone who has ever even had an inkling of love in their heart hope.

    It's just all summed up so simply. The Dixie Chicks are wonderful.
    Surfpicoon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song just washes over you beautifully, and demands repeated play. I love the simplicity in the arrangement, as well as Natalie's beautiful vocals.

    'And would you know me now
    Would you lay me down beside you'

    I think this song is about reflecting on what 'could have been' had a young summer fling gone on to be much more.
    abey85on July 25, 2007   Link

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