I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

I can’t remember when I first heard Helen Reddy singing ‘I am woman’ but I still remember the impact it had on me. It was phenomenal. I loved it, and still do. The song first came out in May 1972 when I was 16/17 and it has never really left my head.  I often think we should play it loud and proud at the beginning of every RenewYou course. It’s almost impossible to read the words, or sing the song, without feeling yourself grow an inch. Warning: you will be humming this all day.

Here are the lyrics to ‘I Am Woman:

I Am Woman

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
‘Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin’ arms across the land
But I’m still an embryo
With a long, long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can face anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman

Songwriters
BURTON, RAY / REDDY, HELEN

Published by Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

 

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And this is what Helen Reddy is up to now:

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Are you interested in rediscovering your own song (figuratively speaking)? RenewYou is a one day personal development course for women available across the UK, in Belgium, Greece, Thailand, USA,  and South Africa. Check out your nearest RenewYou course here.

If you’d like to book a course for your organisation the full list of RenewYou trainers is here.

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Posted on April 30th, 2014 by

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