To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve made a list (in no particular order) with our 8 favourite lyrics written by some of the greatest female musicians and lead singers, such as Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks. Songs lyrics can shape our thoughts and trigger a myriad of emotions. Some songs seem to transport us back in time and can bring back a wave of memories that can either be energizing, destructive, healing, or heartbreaking. Some songs and lyrics will make us dance until dawn, and others will make us cry for days longing for a lost love, feeling nostalgic for a past that is as far away as a distant galaxy. 
Happy Women’s Day! xoxo



1.”Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett   
I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation
You’re living in the past it’s a new generation
A girl can do what she wants to do and that’s
What I’m gonna do
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation
Oh no not me
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation
Never said I wanted to improve my station
And I’m only doin’ good
When I’m havin’ fun
And I don’t have to please no one
And I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation


2.“Landslide” by Stevie Nicks / Fleetwood Mac
I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
‘Til the landslide brought me down
Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin’ ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?


3.“Because the night” by Patti Smith
Take me now, baby, here as I am
Pull me close, try and understand
Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I’m in your hands
Take my hand come undercover
They can’t hurt you now
Can’t hurt you now, can’t hurt you now
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us


4.“These Days” by Nico
I had a lover
I don’t think I’d risk another these days
These days
And if I seem to be afraid
To live the life that I have made in song
It’s just that I’ve been losing
So long
La, la, la, la, la
I’ve stopped my dreaming
I won’t do too much scheming these days
These days
These days I sit on cornerstones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten
Please don’t confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them


5. “Sweet Dreams” By Annie Lennox / Eurythmics
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas,
Everybody’s looking for something.
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused


6.“Stargazer”  by Siouxsie Sioux / Siouxsie & the Banshees
Been thinking how to escape?
This strait-jacket of constraint
Been thinking what can be wrong?
With feelings that long to belong
Stargazing me
In an upside down sea
So weary this strait-jacket dreamer
So resigned to continue to suffer
But you’ve learnt that as you grow weaker
There’s less hurt because there’s much less to hurt
Stargazing me
Up in the galaxy
Staring down on me


7.”Heart of glass” by Debbie Harry / Blondie
Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out to be a thing of the past
Seemed like the real thing, only to find much o’ mistrust
Love’s gone behind
Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Much o’ mistrust
Love’s gone behind
In between what I find is pleasing and
I’m feeling fine Love is so confusing,
there’s no peace of mind


8.“We’re never coming home” by Molly Nilsson
Oh, It’s too easy
We’re already bored
But we leave every party the last just like before
We’re so young in old places
and we have nothing but our young faces
And the world is sick
sick and closed since hundreds of years
Red neon in the street
strangers will never meet
Was it worth it, was it really worth it?
Was it worth it, was it really worth it?
I don’t know
But something got stuck in our clothes
cigarette smoke in our hair
I have a feeling we should be going somewhere




“The Greatest” by Chan Marshall / Cat Power
Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or waterfall could stall me
And then came the rush of the flood
Stars at night turned deep to dust
Melt me down
Into big black armour
Leave no trace of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
Culprit south
Make ’em wash a space in town
For the lead
And the dregs of my bed
I’ve been sleeping
Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the grounds
For the later parade


By Hélène R. Hidalgo