Melissa Etheridge /

Watch the Woman's Hands

Watch the woman's hands as she cultivates the land
As she plants the seed
As she's on her knees
Watch her fingers smile as she holds the little child
As she holds him, as she holds him

Watch the woman's hands as she holds the children back
From the danger, from the danger
Watch her big fight to keep the family tight together, together

Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her

Watch the woman's hands as she talks to the man
As he talks down to her, as he tells her
He doesn't understand, he does not see the fisted hands
Clenching tightly, angrily

Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need her
Oh we need
Oh we need her
Oh watch the woman's hands
Watch the, watch the woman's hands
Watch the woman's hands