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LYRICS:
She wakes up and then starts her day
To a 9 to 5 job trying to get some pay
And even though, she has so much to say
Life doesn’t seem to treat her the right way
Then she leaves work and picks up the kids
Comes home and ends up cleaning the whole crib
The man in her life doesn’t know how to treat her
Creeping around on the low, he cheats her
Of honesty, so I wonder how he keeps her
Especially considering, that every night he beats her
Verbal abuse, now this girl can’t choose
Her world views, are skewed, what is the use
Of hoping and dreaming for a better life
Cause society told her she should be a better wife
And even though, she succumbs to the violence
Living in fear, her voice becomes silenced

OH, Ladies, Oh-no my ladies
Without your love, this world would go crazy
Through the years, we’ve been calling you baby
When we should’ve called you Queens
Maybe, it’s the conditioning of how we speak
But I now understand it’s okay to be weak
Take this as a message on behalf of all men
We will find the balance again.....

Now I”ll admit, it’s an easy thing for me to preach about it
It’s a whole nother' thing to actually be about it
I look at my past and how I treated women
Just a young boy lacking wisdom - huh
But I’m not pretending that I am perfect in any way
I’ve made mistakes, ego and lust have filled my days
Weak men, they just prey on weak women
So they feel powerful and don’t see the week in them
Using relationships to feel control
Of your insecurities, and the need to hold
On , to everything, in the physical
You can’t put conditions on love and then call it unconditional
The truth is, that maybe we both are the victims
Of a flawed misbalanced dogmatic system
I surrender to you, that, I will promise.
Nurture me back into life my Goddess

-Chorus-

I got you, please just trust I’ll protect
No more neglect, just love and respect
For 1000’s of years, men held you down
Diminished your power, took away your crown
And used their religion as a way to control you
Scold you, and show you, that they’re the ones that owned you
Used you, abused you, but now I choose to
Apologize for everything we did to you
We will make it right as we go into the future
My heart’s no longer frozen, I make love to Medusa
The body of a Shakti, shocks my chakras calmly
I could hear your music when I listen to your heartbeat
I could see your spirit when I look into your eyes
And this love thing, must’ve caught me by surprise
In the past, they would try to say “be a man”
When they really should’ve said, Love the best that you can
Cause a man’s power comes in his vulnerability
Not his strength physically, but his love spiritually
It’s not about the feminist. It’s not about the hedonist
It’s about honoring the yin-yang, as an equalist
It takes two wings for an eagle to fly
When the ground starts shaking, we should keep to the sky
Fathers, please love your daughters
Cause daughters turn to lovers, lovers turn to mothers
Mothers of sons who say...

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