Now there was a time when they used to say That behind every - great man. There had to be a - great woman. But in these times of change you know That it's no longer true. So we're comin' out of the kitchen 'Cause there's somethin' we forgot to say to you (we say)
[Chorus] Sisters are doin' it for themselves. Standin' on their own two feet. And ringin' on their own bells. Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Now this is a song to celebrate The conscious liberation of the female state! Mothers, daughters and their daughters too. Woman to woman We're singin' with you. The inferior sex got a new exterior We got doctors, lawyers, politicians too. Everybody, take a look around. Can you see, can you see, can you see There's a woman right next to you.
Now we ain't makin' stories And we ain't layin' plans 'cause a man still loves a woman And a woman still loves a man (just a same though)
Writer/s: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
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The chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir" in "Lady Marmalade" is French for "Do you want to sleep with me tonight?" When Labelle performed it on television, they had to change it to "Voulez-vous danser avec moi ce soir" (Do you want to dance with me tonight?).