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Man I Feel Like A Woman
Song

Man I Feel Like A Woman

Shania Twain
Album:
Come On Over

Song Meaning & Background of Man I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain


Twain and her then-husband Robert John "Mutt" Lange wrote the song together.


It is one of Shania Twain's most popular songs ever, and is a country music song with lyrics about female empowerment.


Shania Twain's experience working at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario to support her siblings after their parents died in a car accident served as the inspiration for the song's title and subsequent lyrics. Twain recalls witnessing some drag queens working at the resort and attributes her inspiration to them.


Twain stated "There was no time to waste on ideas that wouldn't make the album, but something like [the song] was just there. I was inspired right off the bat with that one, for example, by a riff Mutt had going, and the lyrics and phrasing just came out of the blue." And she said "Mutt gave that one a thumbs-up, no questions asked. He could recognize a hit idea when he heard one. His groove flowed easily, and that song came together between the two of us, without any push and pull".


In an interview for Billboard, Twain explained the song's meaning:

"That song started with the title, then it kind of wrote itself. The whole expression is a celebration of being a woman these days, I think we're kind of spoiled in a lot of ways, with the advantages we have. Feminists may not feel that way, but I do. It's pretty darn fun to be a woman."


The music video for "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" is a parody of Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" music video, and it features Shania Twain dancing among buff and expressionless male models.


The song was also successful commercially, peaking at number ten in six different nations, as well as twenty-first in Canada and 23rd on the US Billboard Hot 100 list.


Lyrics of Man I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain


Let's go girls! Come on

 

I'm going out tonight

I'm feelin' alright

Gonna let it all hang out

Wanna make some noise

Really raise my voice

Yeah, I wanna scream and shout

No inhibitions

Make no conditions

Get a little outta line

I ain't gonna act politically correct

I only wanna have a good time

 

The best thing about being a woman

Is the prerogative to have a little fun

 

Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy

Forget I'm a lady

Men's shirts

Short skirts

Oh, oh, oh, really go wild

Yeah, doin' it in style

Oh, oh, oh, get in the action

Feel the attraction

Color my hair

Do what I dare

Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free

Yeah, to feel the way I feel

Man! I feel like a woman!

 

The girls need a break

Tonight we're gonna take

The chance to get out on the town

We don't need romance

We only wanna dance

We're gonna let our hair hang down

 

The best thing about being a woman

Is the prerogative to have a little fun

 

Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy

Forget I'm a lady

Men's shirts

Short skirts

Oh, oh, oh, really go wild

Yeah, doin' it in style

Oh, oh, oh, get in the action

Feel the attraction

Color my hair

Do what I dare

Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free

Yeah, to feel the way I feel

Man! I feel like a woman!

 

The best thing about being a woman

Is the prerogative to have a little fun (fun, fun)

 

Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy

Forget I'm a lady

Men's shirts

Short skirts

Oh, oh, oh, really go wild

Yeah, doin' it in style

Oh, oh, oh, get in the action

Feel the attraction

Color my hair

Do what I dare

Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free

Yeah, to feel the way I feel

(To feel the way I feel)

Man! I feel like a woman!

 

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

I get totally crazy

Can you feel it

Come, come, come on baby

I feel like a woman

Release Date

1999

Songwriter/s

Shania Twain, Robert John "Mutt" Lange

Producer/s

Robert John "Mutt" Lange

Label/s

Mercury Nashville

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