Lake Street Dive has returned with the fourth single off the band’s upcoming album, Obviously, entitled “Being A Woman”. Written by bassist Bridget Kearney, the song takes aim at gender inequality and both the modern and historical struggles of womanhood. Obviously is out on March 12th via Nonesuch Records.

“Being A Woman” arrives ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8th and examines femininity through a variety of lenses. As frontwoman Rachel Price repeats the phrase, “Being a woman is an uphill climb”, she highlights the wage gap, the glass ceiling, and more, all the while acknowledging “if I complain they’ll blame my feelings.”

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“Happy Women’s History Month and this one goes out to all of the hard-working women of the world,” says Kearney. “We are thankful to the many voices that came before us shouting for gender equality, without whom we may never have had this microphone in which to say, ‘it’s not fixed yet!’ With this song, we humbly add our voices to that chorus.”

Lake Street Dive has a media blitz planned for Obviously, bookending the album’s release with an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on March 11th and CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions on the 13th. Listen to “Being A Woman” via the player below or on your preferred streaming platform. Scroll down to see the full lyrics.

Lake Street Dive – “Being A Woman”

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“Being A Woman” Lyrics

Being a woman is a full time job

I wake up in the morning and I punch the clock

People tell me take it easy, but they don’t say to stop

‘cause being a woman is a full time job

Being a woman is a full time job

Being a woman is a full time job

 

And I work all day

And I work all night

 

Being a woman is an uphill climb

80 cents on the dollar

And you need every dime

Because you’ve got a little baby

And she cries all the time

Being a woman is an uphill climb

Being a woman is an uphill climb

When you’re a woman you work full time

 

Yeah you work all day

And you work all night

 

No lunch breaks

No minimum wage yeah

Most of the time I don’t even get paid I

Spend my lifetime slaving away for you

 

And if I complain they’ll blame my feelings

But look at the view from my glass ceiling

Barely see that sunlight stealing through

 

Being a woman is a full time job

And when we stand up and protest

We’re called an “angry mob”

While another lone gunman

Loads up his shots

 

Being a woman is a full time job

Being a woman is a full time job

Being a woman is a full time job

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