When you're walking down the street
No one sees a VIP ie.
Genius artist of our time well
I'll 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 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 this huge line
And now we're standing in this very small space

You never worry about getting rain on your brain
Getting sun on your fun, getting sleet on your feet
'Cause today's 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 it has happened

Because we need to live in the place
Where we are truly alive present, safe
And accounted for

Because we refuse to allow our
Writing, songs, art, activism
And political histories to be suppressed or stolen

Because we refuse to be embarrassed about the mistakes
And faults and choose to move forward
With a political agenda bent on 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

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Tres Bien Lyrics as written by Kathleen Hanna Johanna Fateman


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  • +1
    General CommentRight on! This song is an awesome feminist song! Le Tigre rocks.
    politicalscratchon July 23, 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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