SONG:   “I Am Woman

 

     Empress

I AM WOMAN                                                          

IN MY BED, SIR.

YOU’RE NOT WITH ME.

WHAT’S TO DREAD, SIR?

 

I AM WOMAN                                                          

YOU’RE THE STRANGER.

LOSING ME IS

YOUR BIG DANGER.

                                                                                               

WAS IT YOUR MOOD?                                          

NO, IT MEANT NOTHING!

WAS IT YOUR MANNER?

NO, IT MEANT NOTHING!

WAS IT YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR CLOTHES, YOUR MONEY?

NO, THEY MEANT NOTHING!

 

I AM WOMAN                                                          

IN MY BED, SIR.

HAVE YOU NOTICED

I’M NOT DEAD, SIR?

 

I AM WOMAN                                                          

YOU CAN’T TAME ME

AT MY BEDSIDE

YOU MUST CLAIM ME.

 

WHY CAN’T YOU SEE                                                       

THAT I’M WAITING FOR YOU?

ALL THAT I ASK IS

YOU GIVE ME WHAT’S DUE.

 

WHAT DID YOU DO?                                             

NOTHING.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

NOTHING.

WHAT HAVE YOU PROMISED?

WHAT CAN I COUNT ON?

NOTHING!

 

YOU COULD ASK A THOUSAND WOMEN,       

THEIR ANSWERS WOULD NOT [ or WON’T] BE MINE.

YOU COULD WOO A THOUSAND WOMEN,

THEIR BODIES WOULD NOT [or WON’T] BE MINE.

YOU COULD SCORN A THOUSAND WOMEN,

THEIR RAGES WOULD NOT [or WON’T] BE MINE.

I AM A VERY PARTICULAR ME.

 

YOU ARE A FOOL                                                               

THAT YOU CAN’T SEE

WHAT A PERFECTLY DAZZLING

CREATURE I BE!

 

I AM WOMAN,                                                         

IF YOU PLEASE, SIR.

TO MY BEDSIDE,

ON YOUR KNEES, SIR.

 

I WILL GET YOU,                                                                

THAT’S MY AIM, SIR.

YOU WILL COME HERE,

YOU I’LL TAME, SIR.

 

YOU WILL COME HERE                                        

STRIPPED AND NAKED,

NOT THE SAME SIR,

UNMISTAKED!                                

IT’S NO SHAME, COME

TO MY BEDSIDE.

WOMAN, ME!