tera johnson

The Folky Soulstress

DO AS I PLEASE

Words & Music by Tera Johnson

©2016

 

VERSE 1:

Some say a woman oughtta know her place

She better get in line and accept her fate

I ain’t tryin’ to tell you to change how you feel

But you better know what’s right and if it’s not you take the wheel

 

VERSE2:

Some say a lady keeps her lips real tight

She better know what to open when her man is feelin’ right

I ain’t tryin’ to say that my sex is any better

But I know the grass is greener where the water’s gettin’ wetter

 

CHORUS:

I swear like sailor

Say what I mean

I’m just another truckin’ wailer

And I do as I please

 

VERSE 3:

Some say a girl ain’t nothin’ but second-class

She better take 60 cents to every dollar that is passed

I ain’t tryin’ to stir any feelings ‘gainst a man

But I know when something’s wrong I gotta fix it if I can

 

CHORUS:

I’m just sharing

A little piece of mind

So if you got a problem, grab a number get in line

 

BRIDGE:

I know nothin’ that I say is gonna change over night

But if you all can hear me open your eyes and follow the light

 

VERSE 4:

Some say a woman better keep her act together

Better know her man’s her ticket to the promise land or nether

I ain’t tryin’ to push no one to be what their not

But I know a real man loves the feminist he’s got

 

CHORUS:

I don’t curb my words

Don’t give a cuss

I’m just a mother duckin’ verbs

What I say may cause a fuss

 

 CHORUS:

I don’t curb my words

Don’t give a cuss

I’m just a mother duckin’ verbs

What I say may cause a fuss

 

CHORUS:

I swear like a sailor

Say what I mean

I’m just another truckin’ wailer

And I do as I please

 

 

Now available for purchase in CD form right here or digitally through iTunes!

Now available for purchase in CD form right here or digitally through iTunes!