the lioness

The Lioness

The Lioness - 3:14
They said that times were hard for honest men,
But she didn’t give a damn because she wasn’t one of them.
I don't mean to imply that she ever told a lie,
But she was raised in the harem and told to keep quiet.

She isn’t going to hide her face anymore,
She isn’t going to know her place anymore.

Married off young and set aside,
Huda always burned bright, she wasn’t one to hide.
She taught herself languages and poetry,
She taught herself to speak so she could set herself free.
Look on her works, ye mighty men,
She opened up the harem, they can't close it up again.
She stepped off a ledge and let herself fall free,
She stepped off the train and into history.

Huda Sha'arawi was the Lioness’ name.
A heart well fed, eyes aflame,
A face uncovered showing what she overcame:
Huda is the Lioness, she won't be tamed.

Everyone should know her name.
The Lioness will not be tamed.

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