Woman Power

Today is International Women’s Day. I wrote my serious post on the subject over at Feministe.

Here, I would like to offer you a bit of frivolity and fun, with Yoko Ono’s 1970s feminist anthem “Woman Power.” Dedicated to all women, I offer it not as a grandiose statement of any kind, but as some feel-good retro, a celebration of women in all of our many forms, and a great beat.

Video Description: Photo of Yoko Ono, with the words WOMAN POWER flashing in pink on a black background during the chorus. Lyrics below.

You’ve heard of woman nation,
Well, that’s coming, baby.
What we need is the power of trust,
That it’s coming.
You’ve heard of the law of selection,
Well, that’s how we’re gonna do it, baby.
We allow men who wanna join us
The rest can just stay by themselves.

Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power! (woman power!)

Two thousand years of male society,
Laying fear and tyranny.
Seeking grades and money,
Clinging to values vain and phony.

Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power! (woman power!)

Do you know that one day you lost your way, man?
Do you know that some day you have to pay, man?
Have you anything to say, man, except
“make no mistake about it, I’m the president, you hear?
I wanna make one thing clear, I’m the president, you hear?”

Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power! (woman power!)

You don’t hear them singing songs,
You don’t see them living life,
’cause they’ve got nothing to say, but
“make no mistake about it, I’m the president, you hear?
I wanna make one thing clear, I’m the president, you hear?”

Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power! (woman power!)

You may be the president now,
You may still be a man.
But you must also be a human,
So open up and join us in living.

Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power! (woman power!)

In the coming age of feminine society,
We’ll regain our human dignity.
We’ll lay some truth and clarity
And bring back nature’s beauty.

Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power! (woman power!)

Ev’ry woman has a song to sing,
Ev’ry woman has a story to tell.
Make no mistake about it, brothers,
We women have the power to move mountains.

Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power! (woman power!)

Did you have to cook the meals?
Did you have to knit?
Did you have to care for life instead of killing?
There’s no mistake about it, sisters,
We women have the power to change the world.

Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power! (woman power!)
Woman power!
Woman power!
Woman power! (woman power!)

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  1. Pingback: And a women’s day song. « Teaspoon of Sugar

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