Saturday, April 16, 2016

Singalong! I Could Never Be Your Woman by White Town

This song came out in 1997, a year my boss and I generally consider to be one of the greatest years for music. Hearing this song was the first time in my life I heard a singer perform a song that didn't fit in with their gender. Hearing Mishra, the male singer of White Town, sing "I could never be your woman" confirmed for me what I already suspected to be true: a person can create a piece of art from any perspective in life, not just the one they were born with. Plus, it's a fun song to sing and if you chose to do it at karaoke there are lots of hilarious robotic actions you could do to illustrate the words, so we all win!


I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN
by White Town

Just tell me what you've got to say to me,
I've been waiting for so long to hear the truth,
It comes as no surprise at all you see,
So cut the crap and tell me that we're through.

Now I know your heart, I know your mind,
You don't even know you're being unkind,
So much for all your high brow Marxist ways,
Just use me up and then you walk away.
Boy, you can't play me that way.

Well I guess what you say is true,
I could never be the right kind of girl for you,
I could never be your woman.

I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman.

When I saw my best friend yesterday,
She said she never liked you from the start,
Well me, I wish that I could claim the same,
But you always knew you held my heart.

And you're such a charming, handsome man,
Now I think I finally understand,
Is it in your genes, I don't know,
But I'll soon find out, that's for sure,
Why did you play me this way?

Well I guess what you say is true,
I could never be the right kind of girl for you,
I could never be your woman.

I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman.

Well I guess what they say is true,
I could never spend my life with a man like you.
I could never be your woman.

I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman.

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