Lucy Liu... with my girl, Drew...Cameron D.and my Destiny
Charlie's Angels, come on
Uh uh uh

Question: Tell me what you think about me
I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings
Only ring your cell-y when I'm feeling lonely
When it's all over please get up and leave
Question:Tell me how you feel about this
Try to control me boy you get dismissed
Pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills
Always 50/50 in relationships

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The shoes on my feet - I've bought it
The clothes I'm wearing - I've bought it
The rock I'm rocking - I've bought it
'Cause I depend on me - If I wanted
The watch you're wearin - I'll buy it
The house I live in - I've bought it
The car I'm driving - I've bought it
I depend on me (I depend on me)

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All the women who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys who makin' money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas who profit dollas
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies who truly feel me
Throw your hands at up me

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Girl I didn't know you could get down like that
Charlie how your Angels get down like that
Girl I didn't know you could get down like that
Charlie how your Angels get down like that

Tell me how you feel about this
Who would I want if I would wanna live
I worked hard and sacrificed to get what I get
Ladies, it ain't easy bein independent
Question:How'd you like this knowledge that I brougt
Braggin on that cash that he gave you is to front
If you're gonna brag make sure it's your money you flaunt
Depend on no one else to give you what you want

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Destiny's Child
Wassup?
You in the house?
Sure 'nuff
We'll break these people off Angel style

Bridge-
Child of Destiny
Independent beauty
No one else can scare me
Charlie's Angels

Whoa
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3- repeat til fade

Paroles de Independant Women Destiny's Child


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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song by Destiny's Child I realized they are one of the greatest R&B/Pop groups of our time. It's not their hot moves, great looks, or fancy footwork, but it's the depth in their music that makes them fully deserving of this title.

    Destiny's CHild certainly doesn't "front" with this song, they are very blunt and to the point about just how independent women live. The metaphor, "throw your hands up at me" captures the feminist movement and it's importance in society. The rhetorical questions they ask to the imposing male dominated world prove their conquering independence- "Tell me what you think about me...". They even predict upcoming rhetorical questions, for example "shoes on my feet, I bought it."

    This song greatly reminds me of another feminist song- "She Works Hard For the Money." Unlike this song, Destiny's Child doesn't delay in relaying their message. "She Works Hard For the Money" is a bit misleading in the independent lifestyle, and doesn't make a direst point right away, but Destiny's Child certainly rebutles with "ladies it a'int easy bein independent." They're not kidding anyone, it's not easy being independent ladies, but you'll be able to buy the watch other people are wearing. How's that for freedom?

    Destiny's Child is a great group and believers in feminist thought. They present this argument in many more of their hit songs such as "Survivor," "Bills, Bills, Bills," and the articulatly named "Bug-A-Boo." Thank you Destiny's Child for everything you do. I must say, YOU GO GIRLS!
    erinleoon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeyonce told me this song was an attack on fucking annoying pseudo-feminists, who go on about being independent but also complain about having to pay their own bills!

    I think she's right, this is a great satire of these types of annoying fools and for extra effect, they even wrote it to really annoying backing music, to highlight their point! - Now that's talent!
    cbennetton April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is cool, I like the beat and the words.

    kronologikal, what you think is your own opinion but you dont have to be a big deal about it.

    alcoholicfelineon October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish all women were independent.....pay for ur own mean bitch. ha ha ha
    frenzyon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's not that I don't respect their independence, but what about their songs about how they want a man paying their bills? And I don't just mean Bills, Bills, Bills. There's, say, Soldier. ('They wanna spend that on me') and like twenty other. It's ridiculous.
    SMUSER17002421on March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great! I love everything bout it! Destiny's Child is extremly talented
    ilovetm22on May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso Adularia according to Destiny's Child's website it says that those songs explane there soft sides and only if the guy deserves it.
    ilovetm22on May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti TOTALLY disagree with kronologikal . how can he even say that! destiny's child are AMAZING. sexist freak. blah. you hate dc? well i hate YOU. and d-12 are crapola. well they r ok, but dc are waaaay better
    Jennylizzon May 28, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentdestinys child are fuckin muppets!!!!!!!!!!!! they are just another bunch of girl power crazy r&b singers who spend there time goin on about "my maan". stupid beyaches always goin on about how all men are cheats and shit. i bet they never been cheated on. i recon all of these singers know the same 1 person who cries about how she was cheated on, even though it was revenge for her cheating first. they should all shut the fuck up before every1 in the world becomes sexist muppets. shiiiiiiit!! im gonna be one know. im gonna quote D-12. "all the indipendant women in the house ("hiiiii"), show us your tits and shut your muthafuckin mouths". fuuuuck!!!! damn i hate these people!!!!
    kronologikalon August 24, 2002   Link

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