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Video by India Arie, if you have a daughter learn it for her

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(@teleplayer324)
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When I first heard this I knew this was a song I wanted my daughter to know, a song I think is important for all young girls to know growing up in a time of video bimbo's, anorexic skanks and chasing the lastest trend.

TITLE: Video
AUTHOR:India Arie
PERFORMED BY: India Arie
FROM THE ALBUM: Acoustic Soul

Verse 1
Em7 Bm7 Am7
Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don't
Bm7 Em7
Bm7 Am7
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won't
Bm7 Em7
Bm7 Am7
Depend of how the wind blows I might even paint my toes
Bm7 Em7
Bm7 Am7
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul
Bm7 Em7

Chorus
Bm7 Am7
I'm not the average girl from your video
Bm7 Em7
And I ain't built like a supermodel
Bm7 Am7
But I learned to love myself unconditionally,
Bm7 Em7
Because I am a queen

I not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be
India.Arie

Verse 2
When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it's suppose to be
And I know my creator didn't make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my Lips, my eyes, I'm loving what I see

Chorus

Verse 3
Bm7 Cmaj7
Am I less of a lady if I don't where panty hose
Em7 Bm7 Cmaj7
My momma said a lady ain't what she wears but what she knows…
G/B Am7 G
But I've drawn the conclusion, it's all an illusion
Am7
Confusion's the name of the game
Cmaj7 G/B Am7 G
A misconception, a vast deception,
Fmaj7 (#11)
Something got to change

Now don't be offended this is all my opinion
Ain't nothing that I'm saying law
This is a true confession
Of a life learned lesson
I was sent here to share with y'all
So get in when you fit in
Go on and shine
Clear your mind
Now's the time
Put your salt on the shelf
Go on and love yourself
‘Cause everything's gonna be alright

Chorus

Out
Keep your fancy drink, and your expensive minks
I don't need that to have a good time
Keep your expensive cars and your caviar
All's I need is my guitar

Keep your crystal and your pistol
I'd rather have a pretty piece of crystal
Don't need you silicone, I prefer my own
What god gave me is just fine…

Chorus

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

New Band site http://www.myspace.com/guidedbymonkeys


   
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(@inara23)
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Wow, India Arie! Awesome- and go you for wanting to share this song with your daughter. This is one of my favorite songs ever, and as soon as I get my guitar and start learning... I'm coming back to this post :-)


   
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(@teleplayer324)
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I think I have some of her other stuff tabbed out as well if you or anyone else is interested

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

New Band site http://www.myspace.com/guidedbymonkeys


   
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(@inara23)
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I'm most certainly jumping ahead of myself and my non-existent skills ;-) but... Most definitely, that would be great.


   
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(@razzlemacher)
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Awesome!
Yeah the song is worth it just for its social message nowadays not to mention its a fun song to listen to as well.
Thx teleplayer324.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself - George Bernard Shaw


   
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(@tamuka)
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Fun and easy song to play. Here's a video of India Arie playing it on solo acoustic guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpLn4YM7n-w


   
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