Help Me Build My List Of Enpowerment Songs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by deb1, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
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    My daughters and I like to have days in which we only listen to Girl Empowerment songs like Pink's Stupid Girls or Carrie Underwood's song, Before He Cheats. Can any of you think of any songs that don't show the women being strong and not weak or a victim of love? I would like to add some new songs to our list. We like heavy metal but some country songs written by women are pretty good also. I like Gretchen Wilson's Redneck Woman, for example.

    Guys, I am not trying to leave you out. If you have a song that fits the bill of empowerment-even if it is not by a female singer- then that is great. Maybe something encouraging or uplifting?

    I only want songs that show a person being strong. Please, please, no 'he/she left me and I am helplessly crying in my beer.' songs.

    Actually, this thread might be helpful for anyone going through a period in which they just feel vulnerable. Listening to certain songs can make you feel like you can take on the world. [​IMG]

    No, Taylor Swift. Yeah,it is great that she writes her own songs and is positive but so far, her songs would not belong on this list. I am not saying that I dislike her or that she is not a good singer, she just hasn't yet written an enpowerment song that I have heard. [​IMG] If I am wrong about her though, please include a link to the song or lyrics and I will certainly look them over.
     
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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    "How Strong do You Think I Am?" by Alexz Johnson I love this song. It's rock, too, so you guys will love it!

    If I don't cry, Do you think I don't feel?
    If I look away, it doesn't mean I don't see,
    And just because I want someone when I'm alone,
    Doesn't mean I'm helpless,
    That I can't stand on my own.

    How far can we go before we break?
    How long can I wait?

    How strong do you think I am?
    How much can I take of this?
    Am I a rock, or a rose, or a fist?
    Or the breath at the end of a kiss?
    How deep do you want to go, because I'll go there if I can,
    You make it harder than it has to be,
    How strong how strong, how strong do you think I am?

    It's so hard to tell,
    What's in your heart,
    What you keep to yourself,
    Is tearing me apart,
    And should I be afraid,
    To dream about you?
    And if you feel the same,
    What you gonna do?

    How far can we go before we break?
    How long can I wait?

    How strong do you think I am?
    How much can I take of this?
    Am I a rock, or a rose, or a fist?
    Or the breath at the end of a kiss?
    How deep do you want to go, because I'll go there if I can,
    You make it harder than it has to be,
    How strong how strong, how strong do you think I am?

    If I move in any closer,
    If you let go and give yourself away,
    and if we let this happen to us,
    Everything will change.

    How strong do you think I am?
    How much can I take of this?
    Am I a rock, or a rose, or a fist?
    Or the breath at the end of a kiss?
    How deep do you want to go, because I'll go there if I can,
    You make it harder than it has to be,
    How strong how strong, how strong,
    How strong do you think I am?
    How much can I take of this?
    Am I a rock, or a rose, or a fist?
    Or the breath at the end of a kiss?
    How deep do you want to go, because I'll go there if I can,
    You make it harder than it has to be,
    How strong how strong, how strong,
    How strong, how strong, do you think I am?​
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    There's gotta be at least a dozen Tracy Chapman songs, but all my cd's are in storage [​IMG]

    Fast Car
    Gimme One Reason
    Talkin bout a Revolution
    I'm Ready
    All That You Have is Your Soul


    I love her [​IMG]
     
  4. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:Thanks. [​IMG] I haven't heard this before. I will check it out.
     
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  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I added the lyrics to my post.
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Listen to Hush Hush by the Pussycat Dolls. I think that will fit the criteria [​IMG]

    ETA:
     
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  7. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:I just put on All That You Have Is Your Soul. Great lyrics! I will have to check her out.
     
  8. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  9. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
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    Quote:Yes, that is great! I just looked up the lyrics to the song. Definitely a keeper.
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    "See the Sun" by Dido

    "RESPECT" Aretha Frankiln
     

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