"Woman's Work" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
Early in the morning she rises
The woman's work is never done
And it's not because she doesn't try
She's fighting a battle with no one on her side
She rises up in the morning
And she works 'til way past dusk
The woman better slow down
Or she's gonna come down hard

Early in the morning she rises
The woman's work is never done

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"Woman's Work" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General Commenti really love this song. its simple but has a strong message. tracy is so talented!!!!! i been listening to her since i was like 8 i used to have sing alongs wif tracy! ne ways this song is bout women working and being determined to finish her tasks before going home and then gettin up real early agen to do her things agen. "shes fighting a battle with no one on her side" suggests that its really hard and no one helps her out but she keeps on going no matter. great song if u havent heard it get it!!! TRACY IS AWSUM!
    DavidsPunkAngelon May 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA woman get's up in the morning and works all day, every day, with no support. I can only imagine this woman taking care of the kids, cooking, cleaning, shopping, and a million other things - with absolutely no help. The song never says if she has employment or not, however it really doesn't matter. She works her butt off every day yet is not appreciated. There is a warning that she had better slow down before she crashes... yet there is no way she can slow down. She has too much to do and no support. Presumably the ctcle continues til she crashes.
    chungjikon May 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI haven't actually heard this song so I dont no the tone of the piece, is it angry? sad?...

    But to me theres some links to the whole inequality of men and women. It sounds a bit femanistic to me, if thats even a word!?

    'She's fighting a battle with no one on her side'
    No one questions the work of a house woman because its what has always been done in alot of places.

    But then again, Tracy may not be talking about a woman in the home, maybe shes talking about a crop worker - out in the fields 24/7...
    Menace3on February 19, 2008   Link

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