"Woman In You" as written by and Ben Harper....
Could've sworn I heard you say Amen this morning
Showing some kind of sign that you believe
Did it fall from your tongue without warning
Or just another trick to fall from your sleeve
Did I hear you say that you believe in angels?
I guess I bring the devil out in you
But we can both remove our halos
'Cause even an angel needs love too

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me

Some things never change
Some things never stay the same
But you're so innocent
I'll take all the blame
How I hate to remember
For that means the day is past
Sometimes I wonder if I know her
Or if I really need to ask

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
Woman

Half-man walks with no shadow
Of life he utters his distaste
No apology is expected
Love carved sorry in his face
Love carved sorry in his face

The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
The woman in you is the worry, the worry in me
Woman


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"The Woman in You" as written by Ben C Harper

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  • +2
    General Commentthe keyboard rips in this song. By far my favorite song by the great ben harper.
    atmbt777on February 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song helped me to finally ask my girlfriend out. I am not outgoing at all so I've never had a girlfriend before. My mom divorced my dad when I was in 6th grade causing me to not be able to create relationships with females. Unlike other girls in my school, church, etc. she was the only one that I never stopped liking. The song means (at least to me) that what really worried me about this girl is the fact that she is a woman. I was so afraid of being rejected again, that it took me forever to ask her out. All is well now with us, I'm deeply in love and she is as well. I don't plan on letting her go. I have this song to thank for her.
    jaywarriettoon June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy hasnt anyone written any comments for this? its a kick ass song, i think this song is written about me!
    voodoosockon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not to sure what this song is about, but i love the guitar riff in it.
    timjberkleyon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think that the "i" character, ben or whoever ben's writing as, doesn't know how to feel about this girl. like she seems all innocent, and he can't decide if the bad experiences he's had with her are the result of his own corruption or if she really is duplicitous. the element of this song i always identify with most is the chorus, because it just reminds me of those relationships where all you do is worry about whats going to go wrong next. i love this song.
    5isa4letterwordon June 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite ben harper song ever, i love how it starts out so slow and then he just starts singing. I love ben harper cuz he has an amazing voice but doesn't feel the need to make it sound pretty, he sings from his soul and i can feel it through his music
    tinkerrbelllon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOnly six comments!? shocking!
    This is a great song. It displays the lyrical talent as well as musical talent that Ben Harper possesses. As if any guy hasn't felt this way about a girl. But how many composers can actually convey the feeling successfully? not many
    AiR7oNon July 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wrote that comment only two months ago, and now I actually know what this song is about lol. Funny how I've known this song for a few years, and only now after personal experience do I understand it.
    Ben in this song is saying how he's afraid of losing his relationship with this girl, and he finds nothing to blame his fear on except for the fact that shes a woman. He doesn't understand why the girl acts like she does sometimes (for whatever reason it may be) and he can't tell her that shes the one to blame so he'll "take all the blame". And he hates to remember how the relationship used to be because if its a memory, its past, and it will never be like it was ever again.
    I really like that comment by jaywarrietto, I'm happy for you mate. I'm in a similar situation to what you were in, except I've just been told that this girl who my heart has been set on for ages doesn't like me in the way that I like her...its pretty crushing, I mean I've been a great friend to her for so long, but I wont wallow here. All I'm saying is that is what this song is to me. I'm afraid that I'm going to lose this girl to some guy who might be better looking or more outgoing. The woman in her is what is worrying me heh.
    AiR7oNon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General Comment(first of all:sorrry for my bad english, i´m german;-)
    i absolutaly love this song cause it reminds me of a person i just knew for a very short time, got very close and than had to say goodbye. This was his favourite song and in the short time that was given to us we just listened to this song.
    possibility to interpret:
    For me it´s about temptation: the woman( for me: the man) in this person means that she can´t resist attraction of the other sex and he is afraid that she could betray (betrayed?"No apology is expected
    Love carved sorry in his face" ) him.So he, who loves her, suffers because he can´t be sure if she concedes or not. the line "Did it fall from your tongue without warning" means that she leaves him unsatisfield maybe sexual but i think more emotional. Their relationship is very close, but also full of tenseness because if you give in too much u could lose it all.
    And even she´s an angel(looks like an angel) and is innocent, she makes human mistakes and that´s the reason they have to "remove their halos", she is not a perfect creature (as he believed in he beginning, cause it´s like that when u fall in love) and in the end there will be pain."How I hate to remember for that means the day is past" means that he wishes back those sweet days of innocent believe in their love and her being good but now his ability to trust (in women) is wasted and gone because of her- but he still loves her and just can´t get away from her..
    Thanx for listening;-)
    hannibunnyon October 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthannibunny, you hit it on the head. at least for my understanding. but I understand AiR7on and jaywarrietto's interpretation too since I went through something similar, and this song definitely reminds me of that. all that said, this is one of his greatest songs, and the guitar riff is incredible.
    johnb2112on July 06, 2007   Link

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