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Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves is a 1985 pop song by the British pop duo The Eurthymics and featuring

Sisters are doin it for themselves

Kelly hiding from the customers as "Sisters Are Doin It for Themselves plays

American soul singer Aretha Franklin and The Charles Williams Gospel Choir.

It was written by The Eurthymics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart) as a modern day feminist anthem. Originally, it was going to have vocals by Tina Turner but instead they went with Aretha Franklin.

It is heard twice on Married...with Children in the season 7 episode, Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The first time it is heard is when Kelly starts her first day as a waitress, only to drop dishes, stick her hand in the food and screw up the customers' orders and eventually has to take cover in the kitchen as they become furious with her.

It is heard again at the end of the episode as Kelly taps the jukebox and the song starts up again, as she finally becomes competent as a waitress and starts collecting her tips and cleaning up her tables.

Lyrics Edit

Now there was a time when they used to say
That behind every - "great man."
There had to be a - "great woman."

But in these times of change you know
That it's no longer true.
So we're comin' out of the kitchen
Cause there's somethin' we forgot to say to you (we say)

Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Standin' on their own two feet.
And ringin' on their own bells.
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.

Now this is a song to celebrate
The conscious liberation of the female state!
Mothers - daughters and their daughters too.
Woman to woman
We're singin' with you.

The "inferior sex" got a new exterior
We got doctors, lawyers, politicians too.
Everybody - take a look around.
Can you see - can you see - can you see
There's a woman right next to you.

Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Standin' on their own two feet.
And ringin' on their own bells.
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.

Now we ain't makin' stories
And we ain't layin' plans
'Cause a man still loves a woman
And a woman still loves a man
(Just the same though)

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