You don't own me, no.
I'm not one of your little toys.
You don't own me, no.
You can't keep me from those other boys.

Don't tell me what to do and
Don't tell me what to say.
When I go out with you
Don't put me on display.

You don't own me, no.
Don't try to change me in any way.
You don't own me, no.
Don't tie me down 'cause I'd never stay.

I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do.
Just let me be myself.
That's all I ask of you.

You don't own me, no.
I'm not one of your little toys.
You don't own me, no.
You can't keep me from those other boys.

Don't tell me what to do and
Don't tell me what to say.
When I go out with you
Don't put me on display.

I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do.
Just let me be myself.
That's all I ask of you.

I'm wrong.
I love to be free.

I'm wrong. yeah, I love to be wrong.
I'm free. yeah, I love to be free.
Free to do whatever I want.
To live my life the way I please.



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    i love this song. its like "yes i'm your girlfriend but treat me right...don't be possessive and respect my freedom" love it.

    StarAngel2003on July 03, 2002   Link
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    It is a cover, but I don't know who did it originally. The Blow Monkeys did another cover for it, which is on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

    ClioMouseon August 19, 2002   Link
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    It is a cover, but I don't know who did it originally. The Blow Monkeys did another cover for it, which is on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

    ClioMouseon August 19, 2002   Link
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    This song is great... it's so in your face about it... like "this is the way it is... accept it. Don't even think about trying to change me." Damn Right!!!

    CuteOrSomethingon May 07, 2003   Link
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    P.S. One other thing I forgot to add... the part of the song "Don't tie me down 'cause I'd never stay. " I love that. It's just reminding this guy that he is only a pit stop in her life. They will both eventually move on from each other so he shouldn't try to keep her around if she wants to leave...

    CuteOrSomethingon May 07, 2003   Link
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    i don't know who it is originally by... but it is either dusty springfield or leslie gore. they both sang it, i just don't know who did it first, and i'm too lazy to find out. it is a great song though, and how could you not love rasputina's spin on it?

    TheNoisesSheMakeson June 29, 2003   Link
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    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts do this too.

    tumultinateakettleon January 04, 2006   Link
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    Lesley Gore did it originally, and I love it.

    evil_laugheron May 23, 2008   Link

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