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A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and fun. This week we feature some songs featuring strong women. The artists are John Prine, Iris Dement, Peggy Lee, and Gloria Gayner. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information. You have some favorite lyrics? Please share…

He’s got more balls than a big brass monkey
He’s a wacked out weirdo and a love bug junkie
Sly as a fox and crazy as a loon
Payday comes and he’s howlin’ at the moon
He’s my baby
I don’t mean maybe
Never gonna let him go

 – In Spite of Ourselves Singers John Prine and Iris Dement, Writer John Prine

I can rub and scrub til this old house is shinin’ like a dime
Feed the baby, grease the car, and powder my face at the same time
Get all dressed up, go out and swing ’til four A.M. and then
Lay down at five, jump up at six, and start all over again
‘Cause I’m a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I’ll say it again

I’m a Woman Singer Peggy Lee, Writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Go on now, go. Walk out the door.
Just turn around now ’cause you’re not welcome anymore.
Weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye?
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die?
Oh, no, not I! I will survive.
Oh, as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive.
I’ve got all my life to live. I’ve got all my love to give.
And I’ll survive, I will survive.

I Will Survive Singer Gloria Gayner, Writers Dino Fekaris and Frederick J. Perren