My breast is cradled
In the curve of my guitar
I'm breaking strings
And other things
Playing hard
No I'm not on the rag
But I'm not on the run
I am matching the big boys
One for one
And I must admit,
I'm having myself some fun

Because the music business
Is still run by men
Like every business
And everything
But we can sing like a sonofabitch
Make them twitch around their eyes
Make them apologize

He had a mean streak
Three miles wide
It was a long walk
To the other side
She tried to get through it
Holding on to her smile
But he wasn't worth the time it takes
To make that mistake
He just wasn't worthwhile
She's been under command
Of the wrong man
And she'll give you everything
Except the upper hand
She was his mother, and his lover,
And his wife
Now she wants the luxury
Of her own life

'cause the marriage business
Is still run by men
Like every business
And every thing
But she can sing like a sonofabitch
Make him twitch around his eyes
Girl, make him apologize

They all want to lead the fight
And they know what they know all right
But there's so much
They don't understand
What about the other sex
What about the other hand
They only know what they've been told
And they're well cast
But they don't break the mold
And good sources are not enough
So she calls their bluff
Yeah, she calls their bluff

'cause the revolution business
Is still run by men
Like every business
And everything
But we can sing like a sonofabitch
Make them twitch around their eyes
Until they realize
They just don't realize


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    meh im not really feminist at all so i dont really care what is run by men or not.... women are still part of it i guess?

    regardemylasheskgmon May 31, 2004   Link
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    This song expresses Ani's feminist side very well. She's a very talented lyricist and a very fascinating woman. I'm a big Ani Difranco fan. The song talks about how even now, men still seem to rule the world! Maybe that's why a lot of the world is so screwed up. And yes, i am a feminist. This song highlights how powerful women can be and how men don't really see what women can see and that's what is missing.

    Licion October 13, 2004   Link
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    This song rocks (listening to it right now), it really shows Ani's rebellious and feminist attitude-kick ass eh

    I hate how society seems to view men as the only people who can run the world, talk about a load of bullshit. Men and women are equal after all. fuck, I am a man

    River Wolfon February 15, 2008   Link

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