Helen Reddy: I Am Woman

Helen Reddy: I Am Woman

Creator: Cowritten by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton in 1970.

Purpose: To express Reddy’s passion for empowering females. This song became an anthem for the women’s liberation movement.

Manifesto

I am Woman

I am woman, hear me roar

In numbers too big to ignore

And I know too much to go back an’ pretend

‘Cause I’ve heard it all before

And I’ve been down there on the floor

No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

 

Oh yes, I am wise

But it’s wisdom born of pain

Yes, I’ve paid the price

But look how much I gained

If I have to

I can do anything

I am strong (strong)

I am invincible (invincible)

I am woman

 

You can bend but never break me

‘Cause it only serves to make me

More determined to achieve my final goal

And I come back even stronger

Not a novice any longer

‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul

 

Oh, yes, I am wise

But it’s wisdom born of pain

Yes, I’ve paid the price

But look how much I gained

If I have to

I can face anything

I am strong (strong)

I am invincible (invincible)

I am woman

 

I am woman watch me grow

See me standing toe to toe

As I spread my lovin’ arms across the land

But I’m still an embryo

With a long, long way to go

Until I make my brother understand

 

Oh, yes, I am wise

But it’s wisdom born of pain

Yes, I’ve paid the price

But look how much I gained

If I have to

I can face anything

I am strong (strong)

I am invincible (invincible)

I am woman

 

Oh, I am woman

I am invincible

I am strong

 

I am woman

I am invincible

I am strong

I am woman

Source

General: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Woman

Lyrics: http://www.lyricstime.com/helen-reddy-i-am-woman-lyrics.html

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