Put Me Back Together

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This is an anthem for stopping objectification of women's bodies in the media. Women are shown in pop culture as nothing but body parts, disconnected, and dehumanized. It's not sex that sells, it is women's vulnerable, hyper sexualized, and oppressed bodies that make a profit. Like a little misogyny with your vodka? How about some intimate partner violence with your shoes? Or some sex slavery with your sunglasses? Welcome to the world of advertising and women! I wanted to write a song calling these things out, and demanding that women be put back together.

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I am greater than all of my parts
To be complete would be a good start
To break this separation anxiety
From underneath the scissors of this patriarchy

Stitch ‘n save me from your male gaze
Double knots tie me in this maze
Left I am bought, right I am sold
Cut me up ‘n down for my own good I am told

Chorus:
Put me, put me, put me back together now
I am, I am not your pieces
Put me, put me put me back together now
I am, I am not for your uses

Tangled in the spools of a magazine
Disconnected parts all around the scene
She’s barely legal, the paper doll
Her double D’s sell you fashions this fall

Paste perfume in-between her legs
Shove a finger down her throat, designer shades
Wet T-Shirts sell gin on the rocks
Misogyny requires sexy socks

Chorus

I was sitting on a wall
You pushed me and I had a fall
And all the boys and all the men
Took the pieces so I couldn’t be whole again

O-B-J-E-C-T-I-F-I-C-A-T-I-O-N
“Hello….what? Oh, you’ve got to be, got to be kidding me….let’s get real for a second.”

Carbon copy oppression onto me
What? You didn’t think that I would see?
When you look at me, you see a commodity
I’ll not rip at the seams for eternity

Chorus

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from Demos 2007 - 2008, released January 7, 2008

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Electrik Emily Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Attitude. Glitter. Chord Rock. Grrrl Pwr.

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