Watch the woman's hands as she cultivates the land,
As she plants the seed, as she's on her knees.
Watch her fingers smile as she holds the little child,
As she holds him, as she holds him.

Watch the woman's hands as she holds her children back,
From the danger, from the danger.
Watch how they fight to keep the family tight
Together, together.

Oh we need her, oh we need her.
Oh we need her, oh we need her.

Watch the woman's hands, as she talks to the man,
As he talks down to her, as he tells her.
He doesn't understand, he doesn't see the fisted hands
Clenched tightly, angrily.

Oh we need her, oh we need her.
Oh we need her, oh we need her.

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"Watch the Woman's Hands" as written by Cole

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    General CommentPlease to be reading John Steinbeck's 'Grapes of Wrath' to excellent song understandment.
    fnordon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA great 'girl-power' song, but it's almost like pleading. Like Cole is pleading her audience instead of showing that immense strength. She's showing the exasperation and the failed trying attempts of femininity.

    Even the line "while she's on her knees" is degrading and overtly sexual, at least I believe it to be.

    The woman just sits there and does not get back at all.

    hauntingly beautiful
    pamplemousse916on April 28, 2009   Link

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