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Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

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Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
Song Information
Singers: Yeardley Smith
Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Julie Kavner
Characters: Lisa Simpson
Patty Bouvier
Selma Bouvier
Length: 4:00
Writer(s): Annie Lennox
Dave Stewart
Album: The Yellow Album

Sisters are Doin' It for Themselves is the second track on The Yellow Album. It is sung by Lisa with help from Ann and Nancy Wilson from the rock band Heart and her Aunt Patty and Aunt Selma. It is a cover of a song originally performed by the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin.

Lyrics[edit]

Lisa:
I'm so excited, this is great!
Now there was a time
When we used to say-ay
That behind every great man
There had to be a great woman.
Ann Wilson:
Oh, times have changed.
You know it's no longer true.
Nancy Wilson:
We're comin' out in the kitchen,
'Cause there's something we forgot to say to you!
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Lisa:
Oh, yeah!
Nancy Wilson:
Standin' on their own two feet
And ringing on their own bells
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Lisa:
Now this is a song
To celebrate...
Lisa and Nancy Wilson:
The conscious liberation
Of the female state.
Ann Wilson:
Mama and her daughter,
And all of their daughters too...
Lisa and Ann Wilson:
Woman to woman...
Ann Wilson:
We're all singing along with you.
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Lisa:
Standin' on their own two feet
And ringing on their own bells
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Nancy Wilson:
We ain't makin' stories,
No, we ain't layin' plans,
A man still loves a woman
And a woman still loves a man, yeah!
(guitar solo)
Lisa:
This is incredible! Female power!
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Lisa:
The inferior sex
Has got a new exterior.
Ann and Nancy Wilson:
We got doctors and lawyers...
Ann Wilson:
And politicians, too, yeah!
Hey now, everybody,
Take a look around!
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson:
Can you see, can you see, can you see me?
Ann Wilson:

There's a woman standin' right next to you!

Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Standin' on their own two feet
And ringing on their own bells
Lisa:
Aunt Patty, Aunt Selma, come sing!
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Patty and Selma:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Nancy Wilson:
Yeah!
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Patty and Selma:
Standin' on their own two feet
And ringing on their own bells
Patty and Selma:
'Oh yeah!
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Patty and Selma:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Ann Wilson:
Ooh! Ooh! Yeah!
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Patty and Selma:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Patty and Selma:
Yeah! Yeah!
Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Patty and Selma:
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Nancy Wilson:
"'Do it by myself!"'
(repeat until fade)