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You Don’t Own Me!

In 1963, at age 17, Lesley Gore, recorded the hit song “You Don’t Own Me”, written by Philadelphia songwriters John Madara and David White.  Fitting, that this song came out of the city know for the birth of our country’s independence.  As a fan of the song, our technical architect Brent “Beej” Anderson, felt it also represented the ideals of OneMe, and we couldn’t agree more.

With companies like the big “G”,  and social media companies like the big “FB”, managing and controlling all of our identities, we think Lesley Gore’s message is just as important today as it was 50+ years ago. It’s time to take back what is ours.

Have a listen…

Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me – Lyrics 1963

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 boysAnd 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 ’causeYou 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 stayI 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 pleaseAnd don’t tell me what to do
Oh, don’t tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don’t put me on displayI don’t tell you what to say
Oh, don’t tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That’s all I ask of youI’m young and I love to be young
I’m free and I love to be free
To live

 

Written by David White, John Madara • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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