You Don't Own Me
The Blow Monkeys Lyrics


You don't own me
I'm not just one of your many toys
You don't own me
Don't say I can't go with other boys

Don't tell me what to do
And don't tell me what to say
Please when I go out with you
Don't put me on display 'cause
You don't own me
Don't try to change me in any way
You don't own me
Don't tie me down 'cause I'll never stay

Oh I don't tell you what to say
And I don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you

I'm young and I love to be young
And free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please

Don't tell me what to do
And you don't tell me what to say
And Please when I go out with you
Don't put me on display 'cause

I don't, I don't tell you what to say baby
But I don't tell you what to do but to start to sing, yeah
You got to sing, yeah
You got something to sing, yeah, you got something to sing, yeah, ooh
Na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na
You got to, you got to, you got, you got, you got
Waah, yeah-yeah-yeah
Ow, come on baby, it's okay
Both the windows are open and you're falling
Baby

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: David White, John Madara

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Monica Ritvo

I love this cover. The best one in my opinion.

Monica Ritvo

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The opinion of finding the Blow Monkeys' cover of "You Don't Own Me" the best one among many others.

ToeTag1968

In my opinion, this is the best version of the song - including the original.

Maija Haavisto

This song reminds me of someone very dear to me, who unfortunately due to his severe trauma and mental illness can't be in my life anymore. ❤

Crystal Queens

Best cover of this song,love love love it xx

Bee Whistler

Weird, I’d remembered this as being from The Lost Boys for some reason… which seemed really cool and creepy. I couldn’t stand Dirty Dancing. But my sister had both soundtracks so I suppose she got them mixed in my head. Great cover anyhow.

Deven Hologram

As a young gay boy in the late 1980s this song was an anthem for me. It wasn't lost on me that he didn't change the lyric "Don't say I can't go with other boys"

Bee Whistler

Fair… it certainly fits the performance. Though I’ve always figured we should be able to get over ourselves enough to sing songs as written. I mean, that’s what you’d do back in the day around a fire with the other villagers or whatever, just sing the song you knew and not act like it was a confessional. Unless you wanted to, mind you!

Nature Clips

Clause 28

Paul Goode

Bless ya mate tough times for you I bet

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