#Metoo (Music Video and Lyrics of Song “Female” by Keith Urban Included)

Keith Urban made a loud and powerful statement at the CMA Awards last night when he performed his single “Female” for the first time ever, which was written in response to the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal.
In the past, I was never a country music fan, but I think the music is changing from what it used to be when I was younger, or maybe it is just because I am getting old. It could be a little of both.
I have started to like many country songs and singers. My favorite country singer is Keith Urban. I love his voice, his Australian accent, his persona, his story and he is very handsome. What blue eyes he has! That does help too, of course. I won’t add that he is sexy, because that would not be appropriate. Oops. I just said it. I am sorry. I could not help myself. Obviously, I am a Keith Urban fan. I love him. That is a strong word, but you know me.
I love a lot. I love the word love. I love to love.
Last night I watched the CMA’s (Country Music Awards). I did fast forward through a few parts, but I still watched the CMA’s last night and I enjoyed it,  especially Keith Urban.
My Keith stood in the center of the stage and beautifully, gently and gingerly sang the song while he played his guitar.  The lyrics were shown on the stage behind him and they were quite beautiful and powerful lyrics.
 I love the song “Female” by Keith Urban. It is my new favorite song and I love Keith Urban, even more after his powerful performance.
“What beautiful blue eyes you have, my dear Keith Urban,” I said to him mesmerized by his good looks, beautiful bluest of blue eyes, Australian accent, fame, talent, kindness and so much more.

“Just to see you better with, my dear,” Keith Urban replied back to me.

hahahahahahahaha….


“It affected me not just as a husband but also as a father of two young girls,” says Urban of new song, which addresses abuse and harassment.
 
Keith Urban debuted the song “Female” at the CMA Awards on Wednesday.
“Female” – Keith Urban

“Female “Lyrics

When you hear somebody say somebody hits like a girl
How does that hit you?
Is that such a bad thing?

When you hear a song that they play saying you run the world
Do you believe it?
Will you live to see it?

Sister, shoulder, daughter, lover

Healer, broken halo, mother
Nature, fire, suit of armor
Soul survivor, holy water
Secret keeper, fortune teller
Virgin Mary, scarlet letter
Technicolor, river wild
Baby girl, woman child
Female

When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it
Just ’cause she was wearin’ a skirt
Oh, is that how that works?

When somebody talks about how it was Adam first
Does that make you second best
Or did He save the best for last?

Sister, shoulder, daughter, lover
Healer, broken halo, mother
Nature, fire, suit of armor
Soul survivor, holy water
Secret keeper, fortune teller
Virgin Mary, scarlet letter
Technicolor, river wild
Baby girl, woman child
Female
Yeah, female

She’s the heart of life
She’s the dreamer’s dream
She’s the hands of time
She’s the queen of kings

Sister, shoulder, daughter, lover
Healer, broken halo, mother
Nature, fire, suit of armor
Soul survivor, holy water
Secret keeper, fortune teller
Virgin Mary, scarlet letter
Technicolor, river wild
Baby girl, woman child
Female
Mhm, female

AZ Lyrics -“Female” sung by Keith Urban


Keith Urban Brings His Harvey Weinstein-Inspired Song ‘Female’ to 2017 CMAs

 Keith Urban sang his new song “Female” at the 2017 CMA Awards, an empowerment anthem partially inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal engulfing Hollywood.
The subject is notably closer to Urban than most country singers, given that his wife Nicole Kidman is Tinseltown A-list and worked on a number of Weinstein pictures.
“As a husband and a father of two young girls, it affects me in a lot of ways,” Urban told Billboard earlier. “And as a son — my mother is alive. It just speaks to all of the females in my life, particularly. For a guy who grew up with no sisters in a house of boys, it’s incredible how now I’m surrounded by girls. But not only in my house; I employ a huge amount of women in my team. The song just hit me for so many reasons.”
In country music, the lack of female representation on the radio is often a palpable undertone, particularly during otherwise celebratory occasions like the CMA Awards – but today, Keith Urban showed how he’s not afraid to tackle that elephant head-on with his new song, “Female.” A tender ballad he performed during the awards telecast, “Female” is dedicated not just to the women in Urban’s life but also to the power they inherently hold yet are so often denied – and the hardships they encounter just by virtue of their gender.
Urban is also not the only man in the genre trying to redirect the lyrical course of country music when it comes to his gender: Chris Janson’s “Drunk Girl” addresses rape culture and Luke Bryan, in his new release “Most People are Good,” delivers a show of support for the LGBTQ community. “I believe you love who you love, ain’t nothin’ you should ever be ashamed of,” Bryan sings.
Urban had previously teased “Female” on social media with one very subtle hint: a picture of a microphone with the date “11.8.17.” And though Urban has been working furiously on new music of late, “Female” isn’t necessarily an indication of what’s to come: Urban sees it as a standalone “pure reaction” that he felt compelled to make.
“I’ve been in the studio all this year, a long way into a new album,” Urban says, “but I don’t even think of this song as a first single. It’s a single standalone piece that felt really strong to me.” He’s also reluctant to name the woman – or women – who provide the ethereal background vocals on “Female.” “They are a blend of a couple people. Just a sense of female,” he says.

Keith Urban to Debut ‘Female,’ Weinstein Response Song, at CMA Awards

written by Marissa Ross
If “Female,” written by Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon and Ross Copperman and co-produced by Urban with Copperman and Dann Huff, feels particularly topical in timing, that’s because it is: Urban heard the song for the first time three weeks ago, and it clearly resonated at a moment when so many women – including his own wife, Nicole Kidman – are speaking out about the epidemic of abuse, harassment and assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Officially released today, “Female” explores consent, gender roles and even hints at a Beyoncé track: “When you hear a song that they play sayin’ you run the world, do you believe it?”
“The writers wrote this song on October 10th and I heard it the next day,” Urban tells Rolling Stone Country. Notably, that date is less than a week from when the original exposé on Weinstein was published by The New York Times. “I got to hear it fresh out of the oven, and it was instant love for me. I know all three of the writers and I think obviously the tone of the times right now was weighing on all of them, and compelled them to write this song. It affected me not just as a husband but also as a father of two young girls, and a son. I had a heart reaction – my first thought was that it was a gospel soul prayer mantra, all rolled into one.”
One of Urban’s favorite lines is also the song’s most cutting moment, which directly addresses the culture of consent. “When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it/Just cause she was wearing a skirt,” he sings, “Oh is that how that works?” “It’s extraordinary songwriting,” Urban says about that lyric. “It’s tricky to not just be out on a soap box.” Still, in a climate where the first female presidential nominee lost the election to a man accused of sexual assault, the pay gap prevails and women barely make a dent at country radio, “Female” is as much of a social statement as it is a personal celebration.
“Female” is dedicated not just to the women in Urban’s life but also to the power they inherently hold yet are so often denied – and the hardships they encounter just by virtue of their gender.

 

 

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One comment

  1. I missed this. I am sooo glad you shared it. Now THAT is using your power in a powerful way to write a song for women and make a point on an award show way to go keith and I do have a slight keith crush so this just makes it worse 🙂 thanks for sharing this though. I will go look this up on youtube so I can see it.

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