Lesley Gore - You don’t own me
Tekst en muziek: John Madara en David White
(1964)






You don’t own me
I’m not just one of your many toys
You don’t own me
Don’t say, I can't go with other boys



And don’t tell me what to do
Don’t tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don’t put me on display, ’cause



You don’t own me
Don’t try to change me in any way
You don’t own me
Don’t tie me down, ’cause I’d never stay



I don’t tell you what to say
I don’t tell you what to do
So, just let me be myself
That’s all I ask of you



I’m young and I love to be young
I’m free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please



And don’t tell me what to do
Ohohoh, don’t tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don’t put me on display



I don’t tell you what to say
Ohohoh, don’t tell you what to do
So, just let me be myself
That’s all I ask of you



I’m young and I love to be young
And I’m free and I love to be free









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