Ain't No Man

Album: Middle Class (2014)
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  • This song finds Angaleena Presley singing about trying to survive in a man's world. She told American Songwriter magazine: "In 'Ain't No Man' there are a bunch of crazy metaphors for how I am a walking contradiction. I'm strong and weak, smart and naive, driven and late – I'm a woman. I have to be everything to survive in a man's world."

    "My favorite line is 'She's busy as a saddle in a one horse town,'" Presley added. "That perfectly describes how I felt for a lot of years in Nashville when I was trying to get things going."
  • Angaleena Presley created the demo herself for this empowerment anthem, which showcases her feminist beliefs. "That was the first thing I took to my publisher and he listened to it and he looked at me like I had lost my mind," she said.

    "I just think women are amazing creatures and I'm so glad that I am a woman. I just want to empower women," Presley added. "We still have to fight for equality. I think we're a group of people who have been discriminated against, probably more than any other group on the planet. I just feel like we need to stick together. We need to love our men, but we need to make sure that they don't take advantage."
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