Monday, January 08, 2007

Woman is the Nigger of the World

by John Lennon, 1972

Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes she is, think about it
Woman is the nigger of the world
Think about it, do something about it

We make her paint her face and dance
If she won't be a slave we say that she don't love us
If she's real we say she's trying to be a man
While putting her down we pretend that she's above us

Woman is the slave of the slaves
Ah yeah, better scream about it
We make her bear and raise our children
And then we leave her flat for being a fat old mother hen
We tell her home is the only place she should be
Then we complain that she's too unworldly to be our friend

If you don't believe me, take a look at the one you're with

We insult her every day on TV
And wonder why she has no guts or confidence
When she's young we kill her will to be free
While telling her not to be so smart we put her down for being so dumb

Woman is the nigger of the world
If you don't believe me take a look at the one you're with
If you believe me, better scream about it...



No pop star has ever explained the psychosis so cogently.

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