Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves Album

Artist(s): Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin

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Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves Cover Art

Tracklist

Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves

length: 5:58
producer: Dave Stewart
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin
mixer: Don Smith and Dave Stewart
engineer: Adam Williams, Dr. Dave Frazer and Don Smith
recording engineer: Shelley Yakes
bass: Nathan East
organ: Benmont Tench
guitar: Mike Campbell and Dave Stewart
keyboard: Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart
choir vocals: The Charles Williams Singers
additional recording engineer: Shelly Yakus
keyboard & guitar: Dave Stewart
drums (drum set): Stan Lynch
bass guitar: Nathan East
executive producer: Clive Davis
assistant engineer: Jay Willis
writer: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart

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 somethin' we forgot to say to you (we say)

[Chorus]
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Standin' on their own two feet.
And 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 singin' with you.
The inferior sex 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.

[Chorus]

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 a same though)

Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves (ET mix)

length: 7:49
producer: Dave Stewart
mixer: Eric Thorngren
engineer: Adam Williams and Don Smith
writer: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
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 somethin' we forgot to say to you (we say)

[Chorus]
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Standin' on their own two feet.
And 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 singin' with you.
The inferior sex 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.

[Chorus]

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 a same though)

I Love You Like a Ball and Chain

length: 4:01
producer: Dave Stewart
mixer: Adam Williams and Dave Stewart
engineer: Adam Williams
writer: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
Well the sound of your voice on the telephone
Make me feel distressed
Make me all alone.
Why do I feel so incomplete?
When you're not here I'm just obsolete.

My bed is burnin' all through the night.
You're the only one that can make me feel right.
Try to lay down my sleepin' head
But I'm tossin' and turnin' around instead.

[Chorus]
I love you like a ball and chain.
(Make it alright now.)
Love you like a ball and chain.
(Feels too good.)

I'm a fool I know but I'm stuck on you.
I'm a fool I know and it's makin' me blue.
There's a river of blood.
There's a river of tears
I've been wasting all these years.

[Chorus]