Woman

by Lori Lieberman

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I wrote this song for the silence keepers and the silence breakers...

It's not who you are
Or something you did
Things went too far
And you kept it hid
You pushed it down
Felt less than whole
As time moved on
Didn't tell a soul
Now for your daughters you will take a stand
And for your sons you'll show them how to be a man

Now for your daughters you will take a stand
And for your sons, you’ll show them how to be a man

Woman
Strong and fragile
As it unravels
Complicated
Woman
No one can shame you
No one can blame you
Nobody but you can doubt yourself

How could you know
You couldn’t see
You weren’t alone
There were more
There was me
We pushed it down
Felt less than whole
Till finally
We couldn’t let it go

Now with our daughters, we will take a stand
And with our sons, we show them how to be a man

Woman
Strong and fragile
Endless battle
Long awaited
Woman
No one can shame you
No one can blame you
Nobody but you can lose yourself

There’s no choice
This I know
Keep it in
Let it go

Woman
Strong and fragile
Take off your shackles
They are weightless
Woman
No one can chain you
No one can save you
Nobody but you
Nobody but you
Nobody but you
Can free yourself

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released December 11, 2017

Written by Lori Lieberman 2017
guitar, Lori Lieberman
Violin, Aubrey Richmond
Electric guitar, Jason Orme

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Lori Lieberman California

Leonard Cohen came up on stage with her and sang "Bird On A Wire". Don McLean invited her to participate in his doc, to tell her story of "Killing Me Softly". Judy Collins calls her a gifted songwriter. With her 15th CD release, she will be in concert at the Grammy Museum Oct. 19th for a special evening and retrospective of her lengthy catalogue. ... more

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Track Name: Woman
Woman

It's not who you are
Or something you did
Things went too far
And you kept it hid
You pushed it down
Felt less than whole
As time went on
Didn't tell a soul

Now for your daughters you will take a stand
And for your sons, you'll show them how to be a man

Woman
Strong and fragile
As it unravels
Complicated
Woman
No one can shame you
No one can blame you
Nobody but you
Can doubt yourself

How could you know
You couldn't see
You weren't alone
There were more
There was me
We pushed it down
Felt less than whole
Till finally we couldn't let it go

Now with our daughters we will take a stand
And with our sons we'll teach them how to be a man

Woman
Strong and fragile
Endless battle
Long awaited
Woman
No one can shame you
No one can blame you
Nobody but you
Can lose yourself

There's no choice, this I know
Keep it in, let it go

Woman
Strong and fragile
Take off your shackles
They are weightless
Woman
No one can shame you
No one can blame you
Nobody but you
Nobody but you
Nobody but you
Can free yourself....

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