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Chick Singers

This song is by Dan Bern and appears on the album Fifty Eggs (1998).

Well this bald headed girl I know sent me
A tape of Björk 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 don't hear chich singers much
I guess it's guys I hear the most

Sometimes these days don't it seem like
It's 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 Björk
And Courtney Love and PJ Harvey
In my car driving to the coast

Tori Amos, Liz Phair
Sinead O'Connor, Suzanne Vega
Jill Sobule, Melissa Etheridge
Tracy Chapman, Ani Difranco
Michelle Shocked, everyone of them has
Something kind of 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 there's a lot of girls
Who sing and some of them are good
And some of them are not
But it's always kind of cool that
Moment when they first step to the mic

If I was a girl I could sing real high
And also then I'd know
What having breasts would be like

Chick singers
Chick singers
Chick singers
I started thinking 'bout

Kate Bush, Patsy Cline
Billy Holiday, Janis Joplin
Bessie Smith, Patti Smith
Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde
And Bonnie Raitt, seems like

There's an awful lot of women
In whose honor I would like to raise my glass to in a toast
Some of them are still alive
And some I hear their voices like a ghost

Maybe next Thursday I'll throw a party
And invite every woman that ever sang a song
Oh, this would be a party that I think
I would like to be the host

Thanks to the bald headed girl I know
Whose tape of Björk and Courtney Love
And PJ Harvey I heard driving to the coast

Chick singers
Chick singers
Chick singers

Written by:

Dan Bern

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