Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

When The Women Say No

WHEN THE WOMEN SAY “NO!”

Way far away in the land of the Schwar

Down deep in the jungles of Ecuador

The men cut the trees and they hack the vines

And the women take care of the houses inside

   And the men hunt the animals and kill for food

   And the women they cook and the things taste good

   But the men of the Schwar can go too far

   Then the women say NO! - NO!  The men listen, you know!

 

Chorus

When the women say NO!  (NO!)         Men need to listen 

When the women say NO!  (NO!)         It’s a better vision

When the women say NO!  (NO!)         It’s about time

When the women say NO!  (NO!)         Gotta draw the line.

Don’t do it no more!  Don’t do it no more!  Don’t do it no more!

(Repeat last line)

 

When the men of the Schwar were invited to a city

Well they got to New York, wasn’t very pretty

All the metal and cement, their brains started swimmin’

So they asked the other men, “What happened to your women?”

Chorus

 

All around the world men do their job

They work and they push, try to get to the top

Bigger and richer, til they’re fighting in wars

And the women ask, “Who you doin’ this for?”

   Men say “War is hell, but it won’t go away!

   Humans did it back then, and we do it today!”

   But the women say “This is not quite true

   It’s mostly you men, so we’ll say it again”

 

When the women say NO!  NO!           Life is in danger

When the women say NO!  NO!           You’re not the Lone Ranger!

When the women say NO!  NO!           Stop the rape and abuse

When the women say NO!  NO!           No more excuses!

When the women say NO!  NO!           No more war!

Don’t do it no more!  Don’t do it no more!  Don’t do it no more!

(Repeat last line)

 

But when the women say YES! YES!     Life can grow riper!

When the women say YES! YES!          Men can change a diaper!

When the women say YES! YES!          She’s gonna run for mayor!

When the women say YES! YES!          We want single payer!

When the women say YES! YES!          To same sex marriage!

When the women say YES! YES!          There’s a woman she can cherish

When the women say YES! (YES!)        We are telling the men

We can do it again!  We can do it again!  Let’s do it again! (2x)

(Repeat last line)

 

But when the women say NO!  NO!      Men better listen!

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©2009, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Disciples Of PerFectionwww.peteralsop.com

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