cynth (cynthtastic) wrote,
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Track 7

I hope you've enjoyed your first full week of Ani postings. :)

i am not a pretty girl
that is not what i do
i ain't no damsel in distress
and i don't need to be rescued
so put me down punk
maybe you'd prefer a maiden fair
isn't there a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere

i am not an angry girl
but it seems like i've got everyone fooled
every time i say something they find hard to hear
they chalk it up to my anger
and never to their own fear
and imagine you're a girl
just trying to finally come clean
knowing full well they'd prefer you
were dirty and smiling

and i am sorry
i am not a maiden fair
and i am not a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere

and generally my generation
wouldn't be caught dead working for the man
and generally i agree with them
trouble is you gotta have yourself an alternate plan
and i have earned my disillusionment
i have been working all of my life
and i am a patriot
i have been fighting the good fight
and what if there are no damsels in distress
what if i knew that and i called your bluff?
don't you think every kitten figures out how to get down
whether or not you ever show up

i am not a pretty girl
i don't want to be a pretty girl
no i want to be more than a pretty girl


RRRAAARRRGGH! Don't you feel like you're ready to go out and kick some ass now? Though I'm loathe to use the phrase, this is such a girl power song. And if you think I don't sing along, loudly and proudly, in my car, you're a fool. Ha ha! ;)

I've never been a pretty girl; I will never be a pretty girl. Fortunately, that's not the goal. I love this song. I identify with this song, from its defiance and refusal of rescue, to its take on "working for the man" and the questionable avoid-ability of that most unfortunate eventuality. (I tried; I can't fix that sentence. Sorry, folks.)
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