Morissette, Alanis - Woman Down Lyrics




First woman down was your mother
She did condone how you behave
All you could see was your father
His disrespect was in her face
Next woman down was your sister
Her silence did corroborate
She took her cues from the climate
And never knew another way

Who do you take me for?

Calling all woman haters
We’ve lowered the bar on the
Behavior that we will take – come on now
Calling all lady haters
Why must you vilify us?
Are you willing to clean the slate? – woman down
Woman down

Next woman down was your lover
She takes your spite at value face
Even her hair length and color
Gives you the impulse to repeat

Who do you take me for?

Calling all woman haters
We’ve lowered the bar on the
Behavior that we will take — come on now
Calling all lady haters
Why must you vilify us?
Are you willing to clean the slate? — woman down
Woman down
Woman down

Next woman down is your daughter
A stranger to being debased
She has a new lease and limit
On the abuse she’ll tolerate

Who do you take me for?

Calling all woman haters
We’ve lowered the bar on the behavior that we will take — come on now
Calling all lady haters
Why must you vilify us
Are you willing to clean the slate? — woman down
Woman down





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Morissette, Alanis Woman Down Comments
  1. Andrew Flood

    I LOVE THIS SONG !!!!

  2. AJ Muzik

    This song is so relevant in 2018.

  3. Robyn McCray

    Truth sang...

  4. spiros eliopoulos

    what is the name mentioned twice at the end of the song my name is Spiros Eliopoulos

  5. Alex Fox

    <3 the song and the sentiment

  6. Hayley Young

    I think of it this way, if the bar is lowered less can get through. She's saying she's saying we aught to accept less of this bad behaviour. 

    MadButtLemurs

    The bar refers to standards and expectations. If a bar is lowered it means the standards have been lowered. "We've lowered the bar on the behavior we will take". It implies that women have allowed themselves to be treated worse. So you're half correct. She wants you to accept better behavior and raise the bar.

  7. Eric Springer

    I call this Sister Blister part two! I love both songs!

  8. Javonni J

    THAT WAS DAMN AWESOME! Thanks!!!

    Veronica Soto

    Javonni J hola

  9. Matt

    *cough* Like Miley Cyrus. *cough*

  10. ravenclark100

    Yes, that's what I said. Women have, but won't allow it anymore. LOL

  11. Angel Luna

    No, she's saying that, as of now, WOMEN have lowered the bar on the abuse that they have taken. In other words, they won't take anymore abuse, or at least not as much as they used to take in the past.

    Lyon Maverick

    Luna Angel this is how I interpreted it as well

  12. Vestal87

    Great song i love it!!

  13. Doug Blaine

    these lyrics are really lame and stupid.

  14. M Zero

    yeah Baby!

  15. ravenclark100

    No problem. LOL

  16. adventuresofsamy

    Ah, yes it does! When you hear the word " have" for the first time, it's a bit confusing because you think she's using it in the "past" tense. Thanks again!

  17. adventuresofsamy

    Thank you for the reply! Uhh, yes, I think so? Lemme listen to the lyrics again :)

  18. ravenclark100

    @adventuresofsamy, I'm not sure how well I can explain this, but she isn't saying we should lower the bar, she's saying we HAVE. As in we allow ourselves to be treated horribly, and we should fix it and lift the bar higher. "We've lowered the bar on the behavior that we will take." Make sense?

  19. adventuresofsamy

    good song! a few big words I had to look up. I'm confused though, why would we lower the bar for behavior? Wouldn't we hold a high standard for the behavior we will take?

    Lyon Maverick

    adventuresofsamy my understanding is "we've lowered the bar on the behavior that we will take" whereas bar is like a threshold or a maximum point. So in this case she's saying they've lowered the threshold or maximum point on how much behavior they'll tolerate, meaning they will tolerate less toxic behavior before the limit or "bar" is reached.

  20. Rafael Antonio García Tovar

    Thank u... really good song!!!