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WOMAN Woman, I can hardly express My mixed emotions at my thoughtlessness After all, I'm forever in your debt And woman, I will try to express My inner feelings and thankfulness For showing me the meaning of success Oooh ooh, well well, do do do doo doo Oooh ooh, well well, do do do doo doo
Woman, I know you understand The little child inside the man Please remember, my life is in your hands And woman, hold me close to your heart However distant don't keep us apart After all, it is written in the stars Oooh ooh, well well, do do do doo doo Oooh ooh, well well, do do do doo doo
Woman, please let me explain I never meant to cause you sorrow or pain So let me tell you again and again and again
I love you, yeah yeah, now and forever I love you, yeah yeah, now and forever I love you, yeah yeah, now and forever I love you, yeah yeah, now and forever
written by John Lennon
Vocals and guitar: John Lennon Guitar: Earl Slick Guitar: Hugh McCracken Bass: Tony Levin Keyboards: George Small Drums: Andy Newmark Percussion: Arthur Jenkins Backing Singers: Michelle Simpson, Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason Jacks, Eric Troyer Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas from the album 'Double Fantasy', released 17 November 1980, and as a single on 12 (USA) & 16 (UK) January 1981
ABOUT THE SONG John: ‘One sunny afternoon in Bermuda, it suddenly hit me what women do for us… everything that I was taking for granted – because that’s the way we were brought up. My history of relationships with women is very poor – very macho, very stupid, but pretty typical of a certain type of man, which I was, I suppose – a very insecure, sensitive person acting out very aggressive and macho. Trying to cover up the feminine side, which I still have a tendency to do, but I'm learning. I'm learning that it's all right to be soft and allow that side of me out. Women really are the other half of the sky, as I whisper at the beginning of the song. It’s a 'we' or it ain’t anything.'
ABOUT THE VIDEO The video for 'Woman' was directed and edited by Yoko Ono Lennon as a tribute to John in early 1981, during a very raw time soon after John's murder, while Yoko was still in mourning. The footage of John & Yoko together had been directed by their old friend, photographer Ethan Russell on 26 November 1980 - a sunny autumn day in Central Park in the area that would later be called 'Strawberry Fields' and at the Sperone Westwater Fischer Gallery at 142 Greene Street in SoHo, New York. There are further shots of a grieving Yoko (in a white fur coat or grey jacket), directed by Yoko and filmed at the Dakota and alone on the benches at Strawberry Fields in January 1981, that are combined with album covers, artwork, and a selection of photos by John, Bob Gruen, Nishi F. Saimaru, David Nutter, Kishin Shinoyama, Iain Macmillan, David Spindel, Paul Goresh and others. The video was remastered in 2003 from all the original footage and further enhanced in HD in 2019.