You're Not The Boss Of Me

from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts by Cat Faber

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Somebody hurt my feelings with an anti-atheist intro to his hymn at open mic night. Cost me more sleep than I deserve to lose. Then I wrote this song and now I feel somewhat better.

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You’re not the boss of me
Lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2020

You’re not the boss of me
You’re not the boss of me
Not my teacher, not my preacher, and you’re not my mother either
You’re not the boss of me

I know that I’m not perfect but I try for grace
And I try to make this gathering a friendly space
You’ve no call to walk in here and slap my face
You’re not the boss of me.
I headed for the parking lot when you were through
To cry and wonder what I ever did to you
What makes some people haters, well I wish I knew
But you’re not the boss of me

You’re not the boss of me
You’re not the boss of me
Not my teacher, not my preacher, and you’re not my mother either
You’re not the boss of me

If nobody and nothing’s good enough for you
Not the Muslim not the atheist and not the Jew
Then you’re just a jerk, oh, and a bigot too.
And you’re not the boss of me.
Perhaps there is a fool here, but it isn’t me.
When you represent religion, you should stop and see
Is a messenger of love so hard a thing to be?
You’re not the boss of me.

You’re not the boss of me
You’re not the boss of me
Not my teacher, not my preacher, and you’re not my mother either
You’re not the boss of me

If you want to come and sing then maybe ditch the pride;
You can sit beside an atheist and let it ride.
Bigotry won’t spoil--it can wait outside.
You’re not the boss of me.
If you want to pick a fight, remember, song’s my art
I’ve got a dozen more to write this month, so don’t you start
You think that you’re my match? Oh honey, bless your heart!
You’re not the boss of me!

You’re not the boss of me
You’re not the boss of me
Not my teacher, not my preacher, and you’re not my mother either, honey
You’re not the boss of me

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from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts, released January 25, 2020

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Cat Faber Tennessee

I write music about science fiction and fantasy subjects, commonly referred to as "filk."

I write much faster than I can record. Recent songs may be found at my website--the URL is given below.

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