Feminist Babe

Words and Music by Anne M Carley © 2009
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I brought this song to a Rosanne Cash songwriting intensive, and the experience changed my life.  Thanks!

If James Bond were a woman
That’s who I would want to be
subtle and unafraid…
two steps ahead…
calm, cool, masterful, always alert
outwitting all the villains in my skintight leather skirt.

Yeah — I’d be a smoking swearing poolshark feminist babe
very cool feminist babe

If Jane Austen were a hippie
That’s who I would want to be
deep thoughts would come to me…
arranging the bouquet…
calm, cool, capable, always a smile
creating pithy paragraphs while birthing someone’s child.

Yeah — I’d be an artist, a singer, a writer and a feminist babe
very cool feminist babe

Shaken, not stirred
look but don’t touch
always keep them guessing
never say too much
Very cool feminist babe
Very cool feminist babe

If Madame Curie were a sexpot
That’s who I would want to be
dying for science…
winning two Nobels…
calm, cool, disciplined, always prepared
revealing lacy lingerie whenever someone stared

Yeah — I’d be a physicist, a chemist, an ecologist feminist babe
very cool feminist babe

Shaken, not stirred
look but don’t touch
always keep them guessing
never say too much
Very cool and a feminist babe