when you're walking down the street
no one sees a VIP
ie genius artist of our time
i will be the first on line to say
i get it, i get it, i get it
i get it, i get it, i get it
i've been waiting for so long to see your face
i tried this one time and there was a huge line
and now we're standing in this very small face
you never worry about getting rain on your brain
getting sun on your fun
getting sleet on your feet
cuz todays the day
i get it, i get it, i get it
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
tres bien
tres bien
tres bien
all the critics tend to blast you
dumb ideas will outlast you
money's gone you got no grants
i'll push your work with my bare hands

because they will try to convince us that we have arrived, that we are already there, that is has happened.
because we need to live in the place where we are truely alive, present, safe, and accounted for.
because we refuse to allow our writing, songs, art, and political history to be suppressed or stolen.
because we refuse to be embaressed about the mistakes and faults and choose to move forward with a political agenda bent on the freedom of all.

i get it, i get it, i get it
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tre bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it
tres bien
i get it, i get it, i get it


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  • +1
    General CommentRight on! This song is an awesome feminist song! Le Tigre rocks.
    politicalscratchon July 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI can't believe that there aren't more comments on this song, it's great! It's about how Kathleen wants to support the underrated geniuses and artists who can't get a break and who are criticized by critics who don't get what they are about. I love the spoken part about refusing to be ashamed of being a feminist and moving forward despite the detractors fixation on the mistakes of the womens movement.
    iknowmyusernamesuckson October 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"that is has happened" should be "that it has happened."
    robotmadon May 06, 2011   Link

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