Sounds good on paper.
Sounds fierce, but I don't know what kind of girl,
what kind of woman,
that could even be.
Never backing down is the stuff of certain mens' conversations;
you know, the ones with the flags in their back windows
just above the plastic beer coolers.
If you want love in your life,
if you want peace,
if you are wise enough to choose your battles and think,
then you must learn the art of backing down.
There are words for those who never back down, and they aren't pretty:
the Republican senator from--
Backing down doesn't mean giving up.
Those who have pissed off
the woman who prepares their food,
the woman who delivers their mail,
the woman who buys their wives' birthday gifts,
the woman whose hand rocks the cradle,
have found this out
no matter how long it took for the other shoe to drop.
Of course, there are times for not backing down.
The Sioux and Sans Arc taught this to Colonel Custer.
The women inside the Alamo,
who could have left, but chose to stay with their brave men,
There were no pop divas inside those adobe walls,
but there were willows at San Jacinto.
That's all I have to say.