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Don’t Rain on my Parade

I haven’t blogged in a good while now, in part because I haven’t had much to say, and in part because I’ve had too much to say. Then, a few days ago, stories came to light in the news that couldn’t get a particular line of this song out of my head. The line will be obvious as you read on I imagine, the slight twist on it almost wrote itself.

From there I decided to redo the lyrics of the whole song, because why not?! By all means give it a read and see what you think,  listen to this song and see the musical Funny Girl, and more than anything, think about what’s been happening in the world, and do what you can to be the change you want to see.

*Disclaimer: I don’t hate men.*


Don’t Bring us Women Down

Don’t tell me it’s my fault

He chose to attack

His choices not to stop

Ignored my fight back

Stop using my clothing

To bring us women down.

Don’t tell me not to strive

Like it affronts you

Housewife, leader, plumber

What is it to you?

Stop using working life

To bring us women down.

We’ve marched our hearts out

We’ve beat our drums.

You’ve turned your back now

Please listen now, world

This problem isn’t leaving

Soon, world, you to start list’ning

But whether you ignore

Our vast achievements

Our needed additions

To all existence

Make nothing of us but breeders, dreamers, and slaves

We gotta be scared

We gotta take care

Always our fault, right, world?

Ooohh, life it can be

Can be, fair for all

You’re gonna have to try, world!

Get ready for it, now

‘Cause change is coming

We gotta raise our voice

Make sure you’re list’ning

Stop using silence from fear

To bring us women down.

Our bodies should be our own

They are ours and ours alone

We can’t sit by much longer

Only together we’re stronger

We can’t have our rights just banned

We can’t accept this t as what’s planned

Hey, Mr Weinstein, here we stand!

We’ve marched our hearts out

We’ve beat our drums

You’ve turned your back now

Please listen now, world

This problem isn’t leaving

Soon, world, you need to start list’ning.

Get ready for it now

‘Cause change is coming

We gotta raise our voice

Make sure you’re list’ning.

Please stop, stop, please stop

Bringing us women down!

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