Dan Bern

Dan Bern - Chick Singers

Song Lyrics

Well, this bald-headed girl I know
Sent me a tape of Bjork and Courtney Love
And PJ Harvey
Called it "Brilliant Women"
I put it in my car
Heard it all the way down to the coast
Normally, if left to my own devices
I donít hear chick singers much
I guess itís guys I hear the most
Sometimes these days
Donít it seem like itís enough
For girls to love a girl
Or use the F word prominently
Masturbate in public
Or learn guitar tied up to a post
I thought of all this hearing Bjork and Courtney Love and PJ Harvey
In my car driving to the coast

Tori Amos, Liz Phair, Sinead OíConnor,
Suzanne Vega, Jill Sobule, Melissa Etheridge,
Tracy Chapman, Ani Difranco, Michelle Shocked

Every one of them
Has something kinda special that I like
But every now and then
While listening to them
I feel like when we were kids
I pulled their hair or stole their bike
These days, it seems like
Thereís a lot of girls who sing
And some of them are good
And some of them are not
But itís always kinda cool
That moment when they first step to the mike
If I was a girl
I could sing real high
And, also, then
Iíd know what having breasts would be like

Chick singers
Chick singers
Chick singers

I started thinkiní Ďbout
Kate Bush, Patsy Kline, Billie Holiday
Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith, Patti Smith
Annie Lenox, Chrissie Hynde
And Bonnie Raitt

Seems like thereís an awful lot of women
In whose honor I would
Like to raise my glass
And give a toast
Some of them are still alive
And some, I hear their voices like a ghost
Maybe this Thursday,
Iíll throw a party
And invite every woman
That ever sang a song
This would be a party
That I think I would like to be the host
Thanks to the bald-headed girl
Whose tape of Bjork and Courtney Love
And PJ Harvey
I heard driving to the coast

Chick singers
Chick singers
Chick singers


These lyrics are on the following CD(s):

Fifty Eggs (1998)
Fifty Eggs

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1. Tiger Woods
2. One Thing Real
3. No Missing Link
4. Oh Sister
5. Cure for AIDS
6. Chick Singers
7. Different Worlds
8. Everybody's Baby
9. One Dance
10. Jesus Freak
11. Monica
12. Rolling Away
13. Suzanne

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