My Mom’s a Feminist (Kristin Lems)

“My Mom’s a Feminist” Sheet Music (pdf).
“My Mom’s a Feminist” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Kristin Lems.
Tune: Kristin Lems.


I pulled into the loading zone,
Feeling nervous. I was all alone,
Unloading my equipment before the show.
I started wheeling it down the hall
’Til I turned, hearing a young man call,
“Can I help? That must be heavy, I know.
I’ve been looking forward to your show.”

My mom’s a feminist, so I understand.
That’s why I’m here today. I’ve come to lend a hand.
I was raised on equal rights, and furthermore,
She helped me see that equality is a goal worth fighting for.

She decided she could do some good,
Ringing doorbells in the neighborhood,
Not for the Girl Scouts but for the ERA.
Sometimes, she takes her friends along.
She’s only ten, but she’s already strong.
She’s a mover and a shaker well on her way.
When they ask what she’s doing, this is what she’ll say:

My dad’s a feminist, so I understand.
That’s why I’m here today. I’ve come to lend a hand.
I was raised on equal rights, and furthermore,
He helped me see that equality is a goal worth fighting for.

Diff’rent questions in the classrooms now,
Young seekers asking how
Things came to be and how they can change.
Becoming women and becoming men
May not ever be the same again.
But the new ways won’t be quite as strange
When people they trust help them get it arranged.

Because you’re feminists, so you understand.
That’s why you’re here today. You’ve come to lend a hand.
You raise them on equal rights, and furthermore,
You help them see that equality is a goal worth fighting for.

It’s worth all the time you take.
What a diff’rence your time can make
To the new generation still coming along!
If our movement is to last,
We must see that the torch is passed,
So today’s young people will grow up strong
And thousands more will sing this song.

My folks are feminists, so I understand.
That’s why I’m here today. I’ve come to lend a hand.
I was raised on equal rights, and furthermore,
They helped me see that equality is a goal worth fighting for.


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