Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

from by Miss Mikey May and The Organ Grinders

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This song was inspired by a whole mess of women-who-rock biographies that I read last year, but mainly Pat Benatar, Grace Slick, and Chrissie Hynde. These badass women and more were knocked down, tossed about, went to hell and back, and persevered through whatever the music industry threw at them.

My first venture out of the classic swing/blues sphere, the driving funk rhythm of the song was inspired by many Etta James songs, and for me it just feels right for the mood and power of the don't-fuck-with-me attitude that I wanted to express.

lyrics

Baby, can’t keep a good woman down
Don’t you know, what goes around comes around
You can try all you might
But you can’t win this fight
Coz you know that it just ain’t right

Hey mister, can’t keep a good woman down’
Don’t you go, and run around all over town
Your lies of protection
Just feed your obsession
Hiding your true aggression

Now listen, can’t keep a good woman down
No, think you can push her around
Try to lock up her dreams
She will burst at the seams
And now you know what it means

No you cannot keep me down
No you cannot keep me down
Cannot keep me down
Cannot keep me down
No you cannot, cannot, cannot, cannot
No, no, no!
Try all you might
But you know that it just it right

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from Stay With It, released February 2, 2018
Written and composed by Miss Mikey May
Arranged by Jan Kořínek

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Miss Mikey May Prague, Czech Republic

Blues vocalist with a minor in Jazz, dives deep and strong into the roots of Swing, Gospel, and Soul, and takes no prisoners. Her music will get your heart thumping, your soul singing, and your body dancing!

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