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Liberated Woman

(Wayne Carson)

Song written by Wayne Carson that was released well after the brunt of the women’s liberation movement and is cleverer than it appears.  The titular character is a woman who has been burnt one too many times, and has simply decided not to date.  The song’s plea for sentiment lies in the bridge where the woman is lying in an empty bed, reaching out for a lover who is no longer there.  In this Glen Campbell-style, up-tempo ballad, replete with lush strings in the background, “liberated” is a double-entendre for “free” and “freed”.

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