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Catfeet Women's Song Circle (82* d) Lyr Add: WHEN WE GROW UP (from Marlo Thomas) 16 Sep 97

Ok, I'm dating myself an showing my generation, but I'd like to add When We Grow Up, as sung by Marlo Thomas on the album Free To Be You & Me. It's not necessarily feminist, but I've always thought of it as one of those you can do/be whatever you want songs. Lyrics to follow.


When we grow up will I be pretty?
Will you be big & strong?
Will I wear dresses that show off my knees?
Will you wear trowsers twice as long?

Well, I don't care if I'm pretty at all
And I don't care if you never get tall
I like what I look like and you're nice small
We don't have to change at all

When we grow up will I be a lady?
Will you be on the moon?
Well, it might be all right to dance by it's lignt
But I'm gonna get up there soon


When I grow up I'm going to be happy
And do what I like to do,
Like making noise and making faces,
And making friends like you.

And when we grow up do you think we'll see
That I'm still like you
And you're still like me?
I might be pretty, you might grow tall,
But we don't have to change at all.

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