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Woman

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"Woman"
Woman.jpg
Artist Kesha
(feat. The Dap-Kings Horns)
Album Rainbow
Single release July 13, 2017
Length 3:16
Writers Kesha
Andrew Pearson
 Stephen Wrabel
Producers Brody Brown
Andrew Pearson
Label RCA
Kemosabe

"Woman" is track number three on Kesha's album Rainbow. The song is written by Kesha, Andrew Pearson, and Stephen Wrabel and serves as the first promotional single for the album.


Background and inspiration

Recording "Woman" was a huge turning point: She brainstormed the song's core lyric – "I'm a motherfucking woman" – while driving to the studio, developing the track during a "hilarious," rejuvenating session with co-writers Drew Pearson and Stephen Wrabel. "It was such a beautiful experience to write such a strong female empowerment song with two men … because it reinforces how supportive men can be of women AND feminism," she writes. "That day was one of the best writing sessions of my life. It was pure raw joy. I have never had such a wonderful and hilarious work day as I did that day. It was one of those days I'll remember forever, because it brought me back to why I wanted to ever start making music." After finishing the demo, Kesha joined the Dap-Kings horn section in their Brooklyn studio to finish off the track with their soul-funk "special sauce." "It was such an experience to come into their world and see the stacks of reel to reel tapes of Sharon Jones and Reigning Sound records that I love along the walls," she writes. "The vibes are real in between those walls and a thick layer of soul seems to cover everything in those rooms and it bleeds into the music. It felt like recording in another era – like how I imagined my heroes recording in the Sixties and Seventies."


Lyrics

[Intro]
Let's be serious, come on
This is a real, this is, excuse me?
Ok, shut up

[Verse 1]
I buy my own things, I pay my own bills
These diamond rings, my automobiles
Everything I got, I bought it
Boys can't buy my love, buy my love, yeah
I do what I want (She does), say what you say (Woo)
I work real hard every day

[Chorus]
I'm a motherfucking woman, baby, alright
I don't need a man to be holding me too tight
I'm a motherfucking woman, baby, that's right
I'm just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I'm a motherfucker
Mmm, yeah

[Verse 2]
Let's drive around town in my Cadillac
Girls in the front, boys in the back
Loosey as a goosey and we're looking for some fun

[Chorus]
I'm a motherfucking woman, baby, alright
I don't need a man to be holding me too tight
I'm a motherfucking woman, baby, that's right
I'm just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I'm a motherfucker
Mmm, yeah

[Bridge]
Mmm, yeah
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
'Cause I run my shit, baby
('Cause I run my shit, baby, I run my shit)
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
('Cause I write this shit, baby, I write this shit)
I write my shit
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
('Cause I run my shit, baby, I run my shit)
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
(Don't touch my weave, baby)
'Cause I run my shit, baby, I run my shit
('Cause I run my shit, baby, I run my shit)
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
I run this shit, baby, I run this shit
('Cause I run this shit, baby, I run this shit)
Don't buy me a drink, I make my money
Don't touch my weave, don't call me "honey"
('Cause I write this shit, baby, I write this shit)
 

[Chorus]
I'm a motherfucking woman, baby, alright
I don't need a man to be holding me too tight
I'm a motherfucking woman, baby, that's right
I'm just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I'm a motherfucker
Mmm, yeah

Music Video

The accompanying video was released on July 13, 2017.

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