Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves Lyrics

Aretha Franklin


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group,
writers: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
album: Track 24 in album Respect
release date:
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genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 4:15
lyricist: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
composer: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart

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Aretha Franklin Respect cover art
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Now there was a time when they used to say
That behind every great man there had to be a great woman.
But in these times of change you know that it's no longer true

So we're comin' out of the kitchen

'Cause there's something we foryot to say to you
We say:

Sisters are doin' it for themselves

Standin' on their own two feet an ringin' on their own bells.
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.

Now this is a song to celebrate
The conscious liberation of the female state.
Mothers
Daughters and their daughters
Too

Woman to woman
We're singing with you.
The inferior sex has got a new exterior

We got doctors
Lawyers
Politicians
Too.
Everybody
Take a look around
Can you see
Can you see

Can you see there's a woman right next to you.
We say: Sisters are doin' it for themselves


Now we ain't makin' stories and we ain't layin' plans

'Cause a man still loves a woman and a woman still loves a man
Just the same though -

Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Now there was a time when they used to say
Sisters are doin' it for themselves

Sisters are doin' it for themselves


Track Listing

  • 1 Respect
  • 2 Think
  • 3 Spanish Harlem
  • 4 You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Women
  • 5 I Say a Little Prayer
  • 6 Son of a Preacher Man
  • 7 I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)
  • 8 Chain of Fools
  • 9 Don't Play That Song
  • 10 Angel
  • 11 Rocksteady
  • 12 See Saw
  • 13 The House That Jack Built
  • 14 Oh No Not My Baby
  • 15 Until You Come Back to Me
  • 16 Good Times
  • 17 Since You've Been Gone
  • 18 You're All I Need to Get By
  • 19 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 20 Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
  • 21 Share Your Love With Me
  • 22 Something He Can Feel
  • 23 Ain't No Way
  • 24 Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves