A Controversial Song + A Contest!

Anyone remember/know this Loretta Lynn tune released in 1975? Apparently it was so controversial that it was banned from the radio.

When I heard it the other day, I realized it needed a little updating. Any talented readers brave enough to give my new and improved version a try? Even if it’s just a silly video upload from your iPhone? In the unlikely event that more than zero people participate, maybe we’ll even have a little contest….

Please post your entries on the Body Language Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/bodylanguagelife/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
(if you don’t use Facebook, feel free to add it as a comment on this page)

Here’s the video of the original.  Both the old and new lyrics are written below. Happy singing!

The Pill
Pill-less

You wined me and dined me when I was your girl
You wined me and dined me ‘cause I am a girl

Promised if I’d be your wife you’d show me the world
Promised if I’d swallow you, you’d give me the world

But all I’ve seen of this old world is a bed and a doctor bill
But all I’ve had are mood swings, clots, and I’m tired of feeling ill

I’m tearin’ down your brooder house ‘cause now I’ve got the pill
I’m releasing your tight hold on me ‘cause I don’t need you, pill

All these years I’ve stayed at home while you had all your fun
All these years I’ve thought you were the only choice I had

And every year that’s gone by, another baby’s come
And every year that’s gone by, I’ve deserved to be mad

There’s a gonna be some changes made right here on nursery hill
There’s a gonna be some changes made, I’m not getting a refill

You’ve set this chicken your last time ‘cause now I’ve got the pill
You’ve hurt this woman one last time ‘cause I don’t need you pill

This old maternity dress I’ve got is goin’ in the garbage
You think you’re the only show in town, but now I do know better

The clothes I’m wearin’ from now on won’t take up so much yardage
My body’s all I need if I learn how to read its love letter

Miniskirts, hot pants and a few little fancy frills
Knowing how my body works is my new favorite skill

Yeah I’m makin’ up for all those years since I’ve got the pill
Yeah I’m makin’ up for all those years ‘cause I don’t need you pill

I’m tired of all your crowin’ how you and your hens play
I’m tired of all your crowin’ how I need you to be free

While holdin’ a couple in my arms another’s on the way
While I know that there’s another way that lets my body be

This chicken’s done tore up her nest and I’m ready to make a deal
This woman’s done with needless drugs and it’s givin’ me a thrill

And ya can’t afford to turn it down ‘cause you know I’ve got the pill
And you can’t argue with my reasons now ‘cause you know I don’t need you pill

This incubator is overused because you’ve kept it filled
This healthy gal is overjoyed because I’m now fulfilled

The feelin good comes easy now since I’ve got the pill
The feelin good comes easy now since I’ve ditched the pill

It’s getting’ dark it’s roostin’ time tonight’s too good to be real
It’s getting’ dark it’s roostin’ time tonight’s too good to be real

Oh but daddy don’t you worry none ‘cause mama’s got the pill
Oh but daddy don’t you worry none ‘cause mama’s ditched the pill

Oh daddy don’t you worry none ‘cause mama’s got the pill
Oh daddy don’t you worry none ‘cause mama’s ditched the pill

For those of you entering the contest, you might find this karaoke version helpful:
ttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBOGTiGcDw

(A big thanks to my favorite producer for having the idea to share the karaoke link!) 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. bradfordfamily1994 says:

    Love it!!

    Like

  2. Chris says:

    Here is the karaoke track should someone want to use it.

    Like

  3. THIS IS AMAZING!!!
    I can’t wait to hear people’s submissions! People braver than I of course =P

    Like

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