Saturday, April 1, 2017

Singalong! b.i.t.c.h. by Meredith Brooks

When this song was playing on the radio, my family really just had one big radio that we all shared. I would listen to the pop station and dance around, except when this song came on. Then I'd sit right next to the radio and turn the volume down every time Meredith Brooks said "bitch", so my parents wouldn't hear it. To this day, I have no idea if my parents even noticed, or if they knew exactly what I was doing and just let it go. Either way, I now appreciate this song for its portrayal of women as complex beings, and once again wonder if 90's music was more progressive than what's popular now.


B.I.T.C.H.
by Meredith Brooks

I hate the world today
You're so good to me
I know but I can't change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I'm an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet

Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you'd be so confused
I don't envy you
I'm a little bit of everything
All rolled into one

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

So take me as I am
This may mean
You'll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I'm going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won't mean a thing

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

Just when you think, you got me figured out
The season's already changing
I think it's cool, you do what you do
And don't try to save me

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way


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