Saturday, July 3, 2010

By Your Side, Equally


And so the class concluded with the question, "What does today's man want from a woman?" Pauline Ledbetter, liked to end her class, "Women In the 21st Century", with a question. Rather than recreate the wheel, Sadie St. Peter copied the lyrics of Sade's, "By Your Side", and she handed them in for consideration. Sadie believes that men are insecure by nature and that their macho stuff is just a way to hide how scared they are. Men need the same support in the twenty-first century as they did in the twenty that went before. At least that is her opinion.

You think I'd leave your side baby?
You know me better than that
You think I'd leave down when your down on your knees?
I wouldn't do that

I'll do you right when your wrong
I-----ohhh, ohhh

If only you could see into me

oh, when your cold
I'll be there to hold you tight to me
When your on the outside baby and you can't get in
I will show you, your so much better than you know
When your lost, when your alone and you can't get back again
I will find you darling I'll bring you home

If you want to cry
I am here to dry your eyes
and in no time you'll be fine

You think I'd leave your side baby
You know me better than that
You think I'd leave you down when your down on your kness
I wouldn't do that

I'll do you right when your wrong
I-----I, ohhhh, ohhh

If only you could see into me

Oh when your cold
I'll be there
To hold you tight to me
Oh when your alone
I'l be there by your side baby
repeat 1x

Pauline believes that a man wants a partner, who is an equal. Equal as an earner, equal as a parent, equal in ability, equal, equal equal... The days when women were the supporters, the helpers, the subservients are over. Men don't need someone to dry their eyes or someone to be by their sides, they need someone who can match them point for point. That's her opinion. And so it goes.

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