All Woman
Lisa Stansfield Lyrics


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He's home again from another day
She smiles at him as he walks through the door
She wonders if it will be okay
It's hard for her when he doesn't respond

He says Babe, you look a mess
You look dowdy in that dress
It's just not like it used to be
Then she says

[Chorus]
I may not be a lady
But I'm all woman
From Monday to Sunday I work harder than you know
I'm no classy lady
But I'm all woman
And this woman needs a little love
To make her strong
You're not the only one

She stands and lets the tears flow
Tears that she's been holding back so long
She wonders where did all the loving go
The love they used to share when they were strong

She says yes I look a mess
But I don't love any less
I thought you always thought of me
To always be impressed

[Chorus]

He holds her and hangs his head in shame
He doesn't see her like he used to do
He's too wrapped up in working for his pay
He hasn't seen the pain he's put her through

Attention that he paid
Just vanished in the haze
He remembers how it used to be
When he used to say

You'll always be a lady
'Cause you're all woman
From Monday to Sunday I love you
Much more than you know
You're a classy lady
'Cause you're all woman
This woman needs a loving man to keep her warm

You're the only one
You're a classy lady
'Cause you're all woman

So sweet the love that used to be
So sweet the love that used to be





We can be sweet again

Overall Meaning

The song "All Woman" by Lisa Stansfield tells the story of a woman who works tirelessly from Monday to Sunday and receives no recognition or love from her husband. The man, who is too busy with work, criticizes her appearance and contradicts her every effort to connect with him emotionally. The woman cannot help but feel neglected and wonders where the love they used to share has gone. She expresses her frustration and disappointment and admits that she may not be a lady, but she is all woman. She needs love and support to feel strong, which she currently lacks.


The chorus emphasizes the woman's strength as a hard worker, although she may not be dressed in their usual classy attire. She is still all woman and needs love to continue going. The song is a powerful message about the appreciation and validation of a woman's efforts, whether at home or in the workforce. It conveys the idea that women are more than just their appearance or how they are perceived by their partner. Above all, they need love and support to feel strong and continue to give their best effort.


Line by Line Meaning

He's home again from another day
After spending time at work, he's home again.


She smiles at him as he walks through the door
She greets him with a smile after he arrives home.


She wonders if it will be okay
She has questions about what might happen next.


It's hard for her when he doesn't respond
It's difficult for her when he doesn't react to her presence.


He says Babe, you look a mess
He comments on her appearance and says she doesn't look good.


You look dowdy in that dress
He criticizes her clothing choice and says she looks unfashionable.


It's just not like it used to be
Things are not the same as they used to be.


Then she says
She responds to his comments.


I may not be a lady
She acknowledges that she may not fit society's expectations of a lady.


But I'm all woman
She asserts that she is a complete woman with all her flaws and strengths.


From Monday to Sunday I work harder than you know
She explains that she works hard all week long, and he may not fully understand just how hard.


I'm no classy lady
She denies being a sophisticated woman.


But I'm all woman
She reiterates that she is a complete woman, unapologetically.


And this woman needs a little love
She expresses her desire for more love and affection.


To make her strong
She says that love would help her be even stronger.


You're not the only one
She reminds him that he's not the only one who needs love and affection.


She stands and lets the tears flow
She stands up and cries, letting out all the emotions she's been holding back.


Tears that she's been holding back so long
She's been suppressing her emotions for a while now.


She wonders where did all the loving go
She questions where their love and affection have gone.


The love they used to share when they were strong
She reminisces about the love they had when they were in a better place in their relationship.


She says yes I look a mess
She agrees with his comment about her appearance.


But I don't love any less
She affirms her love for him, regardless of her appearance.


I thought you always thought of me
She expresses her hope that he still sees her as highly as he used to.


To always be impressed
She wants him to always be struck by her charm.


He holds her and hangs his head in shame
He embraces her and feels guilty for how he's treated her.


He doesn't see her like he used to do
He realizes he hasn't been seeing her in the same way anymore.


He's too wrapped up in working for his pay
He's been too focused on his work and earning money.


He hasn't seen the pain he's put her through
He's been unaware of the pain he's caused her.


Attention that he paid
He acknowledges the attention he used to give her.


Just vanished in the haze
It disappeared gradually, becoming less tangible over time.


He remembers how it used to be
He reminisces about how their relationship was before.


When he used to say
He thinks back to things he used to tell her.


You'll always be a lady
He reassured her that she was a lady and deserving of respect.


'Cause you're all woman
She's a full woman, deserving of his love and respect.


From Monday to Sunday I love you
He's expressing that he loves her every day of the week.


Much more than you know
He loves her even more than she realizes.


You're a classy lady
He calls her a classy lady, acknowledging her sophistication and poise.


This woman needs a loving man to keep her warm
He recognizes that she needs love to be happy and fulfilled in the relationship.


You're the only one
He promises to fulfill that need and tells her she's the only one for him.


So sweet the love that used to be
He reflects on the love they had before, missing it.


We can be sweet again
He believes they can have that same love again.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ANDY MORRIS, IAN OWEN DEVANEY, LISA JANE STANSFIELD

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MARA CAPRIO CULINÁRIA E DICAS

Feliz da minha pessoa conhecer uma cantora desse nível perfeita

Alex

Great taste imm glad to all those classy people that like this music

Reinaldo Green

She sounds just like the record. Live singing, no auto tune. This is how it used to be done by real singers. Lisa was one hell of a singer and underrated talent. The last decade of real singers the 90's.

gavin strachan

Agree gavin in hastings

Eros Sinema

Exactly. That's how it should be done. I can't freakin stand AutoTune. It's disgusting

Retro-spective!

One of the most underrated female singers ever, Lisa is unique and brilliant. There’s a reason hardly anyone attempts to cover any of Lisa’s songs on YouTube, etc, they never come close to doing her songs justice!

David Griffith

Effortless, stylistic, powerful, graceful, underrated, a natural talent, she is one of the great singers......

TheMuzikall

Effortless ✅✅✅

Acey Ace

Agreed yeps she up there with the greatest ..😉😎

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