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Modern Girl
Sleater-Kinney Lyrics


My baby loves me
I'm so happy
Happy makes me
A modern girl
Took my money
And bought a TV
TV brings me closer to the world

My whole life
Looked like a picture of a sunny day
My whole life
Was like a picture of a sunny day

My baby loves me
I'm so hungry
Hunger makes me a modern girl
I took my money
And bought a donut
The hole's the size of this entire world

My whole life
Was like a picture of a sunny day
My whole life
Looked like a picture of a sunny day

My baby loves me
I'm so angry
Anger makes me a modern girl
Took my money
I couldn't buy nothin'
I'm sick of this brave new world

My whole life
Was like a picture of a sunny day
My whole life
Looked like a picture of a sunny day
My whole life
Was like a picture of a sunny day
My whole life
Was like a picture of a sunny day

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Written by: Carrie Rachel Brownstein, Corin Lisa Tucker, Janet Lee Weiss

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JPPStillKillN

Well the more powerful statement
Doesn't make alot of sense.
I mean don't get me wrong,
A women can be the most powerful, but the problem is that
Society sees her as a credit to women, and not to all Humankind.
Society short changes everybody some way or another.
Communities are set apart from the rest of the world, and that's bullshit.

The plain as day truth is that men and women are apart of one collective only. the humen species.
And labels and titles like that have separated us.

We are the same.
We're playing the same game,
And we've all been delt a bad hand.

If you want to be (in anime terms)
The most powerful in the world,
That is all on you to achieve.
And you have the guts to do it.

I am fighting my own fight;
Your not the only one who's been lied to.



All comments from YouTube:

Winston Smith

I think most of these negative comments are coming from very young people. Sleater-Kinney has been around for 20yrs.Their early work had more of a punk sound, and they did not sound like Nirvana. Think Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, etc. They are not "only popular because of Portlandia" and not "only hipsters listen to them." They pre-date both of those things. This particular song is very different from their others. It is purposefully "insipid" to reflect the character's life in the song. And Sleater-Kinney does routinely drop-tune (aka.. still "in-tune") their guitars because there is no bass player, not to "seem more rebellious." If you don't like the song/band, that's cool. But, there are a lot of ignorant posts here.

ethereal

i actually thought it was the old people hahaha. i see so many men being mad that they’re feminist

Amanda Meth

@lIEPlIEPlIEP yes! I'm so glad you gave it another listen! It's such a golden record.

lIEPlIEPlIEP

@Amanda Meth I listened to "The Woods again" I must say I was wrong, it does Rock with a big R

Amanda Meth

@lIEPlIEPlIEP SK broke up after recording The Woods because they were all pushed to the brink making this record and Corin particularly stretched her vocals more than she'd ever had before. Let's Call It Love is a complete banger which features Corin screaming her head off and Entertain is specifically about the music industry and how SK has made their own mold and how they don't exist to just entertain. Call the Doctor and Little Mouth are both absolutely absurd in the best way and Be Yr Mama off their self-titled is one of my favorite SK "deep cuts." They're the last band I'd ever refer to as "reserved" or trying to play into a "respectable" image.

lIEPlIEPlIEP

@Amanda Meth I listened to their whole discography and parallel projects last year for a playlist of rock music written and performed by women (raoulaudouin.fr/documents/the-original-sin) and I thought they would never really let go of something “respectable” that kinda prevents the rock music to fully kick in like it would with Poly Styrene or Siouxsie Sioux for exemple. But I don’t know I might be wrong and would have to dive into it again. Is there some songs in particular that you feel really “rock”?

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BTaylor3444

What's funny is in some of these comments, people don't comprehend that her "indifference" in this performance is a reflection of the content in the song. We try to define women all the time, through media, work, etc, that it causes this ridiculous identity crisis and that's what she's exploiting (these generational images that are one-dimensional). Her seeming apathy is actually rather passionate, which I think is beautiful. Great freakin song.

El tiny mexican drug lord

Ya exactly, it's like I'll do naked handstands on My skateboard sso they'll understand ya know?

JPPStillKillN

Well the more powerful statement
Doesn't make alot of sense.
I mean don't get me wrong,
A women can be the most powerful, but the problem is that
Society sees her as a credit to women, and not to all Humankind.
Society short changes everybody some way or another.
Communities are set apart from the rest of the world, and that's bullshit.

The plain as day truth is that men and women are apart of one collective only. the humen species.
And labels and titles like that have separated us.

We are the same.
We're playing the same game,
And we've all been delt a bad hand.

If you want to be (in anime terms)
The most powerful in the world,
That is all on you to achieve.
And you have the guts to do it.

I am fighting my own fight;
Your not the only one who's been lied to.

Bailey Moore

Recently I was thinking about the meaning of "feminine," and tried to think of what objectively defines femininity, and couldn't think of anything that wasn't forced on to women. Like even if you try to use "motherly" characteristics like nurturing, etc. it fails to describe what is actually feminine. In fact, most efforts TO define it seem to me merely to focus on the superficial ideas of being a woman and not, to me, the more interesting psychological and for lack of a better word spiritual characteristics. Because I think women are more....powerful? than men. And that is exactly why women have been oppressed, because they exhibit a "higher" quality that our materialistic mind has yet to grasp, men or women.

I'm a dude by the way (unisex name in America). Also, don't really know this band was checking them out.

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