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After the Strike

After the strike she wasn’t the same

She couldn’t play her previous game

She was a woman he couldn’t tame

She had become independent

After the strike the dust settled down

He went to work she wore a frown

She said she felt she was going to drown

She had become independent


Independent she is - independent she’ll stay

She getting stronger for longer each day

He gets the feeling that he’s in the way

Now she’s become independent

Way back in time - the kids were her life

He was her man - she was the wife

Needed him more than bread needs a knife

Now she’s become independent

He came from work - found she was gone

She took the kids - struck out on her own

He hit the skids - felt lost and alone

When she became independent


One day on TV - she talked of life

She said a girl - is more more than a wife

She found it strange - change came from strife

She had become independent.

Finding yourself is a good thing to do

Finding your voice means you can be you

She had the choice and made it come true

She had become independent