gogirl: shania twain

This song dates from 1997, but it never gets old for me. I mean, how many men have we met who try to pass with flash and cash? Assert their dominance? Take over your life? Come on, guys, – that don’t impress me much! Like Shania Twain says – “Whatever.”

The video is somewhat surreal (Shania, overdressed in a leopard skin cloak, hitchhikes in the middle of the Mojave Desert), but she works it to the max. Refusing rides from men on various modes of transportation, she keeps on walking in high heels, head held high, hips swaying, exuding girl power!

I love this song mostly for the lyrics, but also for the hard-driving percussion that starts it off and carries it into the sunset. I’m a sucker for a loud, thumping back-beat. This is rock-meets-pop, musically far removed from Shania’s country roots, but its feminist theme suits her right down to the tip of her leopard stilettos.

A true “Go Girl”, here’s Shania in one of her biggest hits ever…

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That Don’t Impress Me Much

I’ve known a few guys who thought they were pretty smart
But you’ve got being right down to an art
You think you’re a genius-you drive me up the wall
You’re a regular original, a know-it-all
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else

Okay, so you’re a rocket scientist
That don’t impress me much
So you got the brain but have you got the touch
Now don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don’t impress me much

I never knew a guy who carried a mirror in his pocket
And a comb up his sleeve-just in case
And all that extra hold gel in your hair oughtta lock it
‘Cause Heaven forbid it should fall outta place

Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else

Okay, so you’re Brad Pitt
That don’t impress me much
So you got the looks but have you got the touch
Now don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don’t impress me much

You’re one of those guys who likes to shine his machine
You make me take off my shoes before you let me get in
I can’t believe you kiss your car good night
C’mon baby tell me-you must be jokin’, right!

Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else

Okay, so you’ve got a car
That don’t impress me much
So you got the moves but have you got the touch
Now don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night

That don’t impress me much
You think you’re cool but have you got the touch
Now don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm on the long, cold, lonely night
That don’t impress me much

Okay, so what do you think you’re Elvis or something…
Oo-Oh-Oh / That don’t impress me much!

Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-No / Alright! Alright!

(spoken) You’re Tarzan! Captain Kirk maybe. John Wayne. Whatever!

Lyrics from http://www.azlyrics.com

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1 Comment on gogirl: shania twain

  1. nessy
    3 June 2008 at 2:34 pm (4282 days ago)

    i was watching her biography on the bio channel earlier. shania is superb! her songs are amazing! :)

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