For the sexist political pigs

Here’s one for the young men who are fast becoming old boys in thinking they know what is best for women’s economic freedom and in so doing perpetuate the war on women.  With thanks to Toedancer for the link.

Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Joe South and The Believers

Written by Joe South(Peaked at # 12 in 1970

Re-make 4 months later by Willie Hightower managed only # 107)

If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour

If we could find a way to get inside each other's mind

If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego

I believe you'd be surprised to see that you'd been blind

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes

 Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse

 Walk a mile in my shoes

Well, your whole world you see around you is just a reflection

And the law of common says you're gonna reap just what you sow

<SPOKEN "yes, you will">

So unless you've lived a life of total perfection

Mm-mm, you'd better be careful of every stone that you should throw

<SPOKEN: "yeah, yeah">

Yet we spend the day throwin' stones at one another

'cause I don't think or wear my hair same way you do

Well, I may be common people but I'm your brother

And when you strike out and try to hurt me it's a 'hurtin you,

<SPOKEN " lord have mercy">

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes

 Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse

 Walk a mile in my shoes

There are people on reservations and out in the ghettos

And brother, there, but for the grace of God, go you and I

<SPOKEN: "yeah, yeah">

If I only had the wings of little angels don'tcha you know I'd fly

To the top of the mountain and then I'd cry?

<SPOKEN "yeah">

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes

 Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse

 Better walk a mile in my shoes

 <SPOKEN "try an' watch whatcha doin'">

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes

 Oh, before you abuse, criticize and accuse

 Walk a mile in my shoes,

 <SPOKEN  "yeah">

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes

 Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse

 Walk a mile in my shoes

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE:  rather ignominious ending-no two musicians seem to

stop at the same time
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5 thoughts on “For the sexist political pigs

  1. hmmm, that’s profound. maybe I’ll go blindly target the entire other half of the human race with a few ignorant lines about how they are stereotypically haters and then plagiarize some lyrics completely out of context to underscore my lack of a point.

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