A's (The ) - A woman's got the power

First performance: 09/08/1984


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song 2 times :

1984-08-09 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
During Born in the USA tour in East Rutherford, after complaints from Bruce’s mother that Bruce always sings about his father and not his mother. Bruce's parents are in the audiencence . Red Bank Rocker mainstay J.T. Bowen guested the song.
 
 
 
2011-10-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Second time during a private benefit in the Stone Pony for Boston College. A 25-song set over 2 hours and 35 minutes includes several tracks with again Red Bank Rockers' lead singer J.T. Bowen.
 
 
 

Songinfo

This song is by The A's and appears on the album A Woman's Got the Power (1981) and on the compilation Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Vol. 6 (1994).
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Intro to the song: 
 
2011-10-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK

"Now this is a song....anybody see Clarence and the Red Bank Rockers when they were on tour ? ....Clarence is lending me this song for tonight and the reason he´s gonna lend me this song is we´re in Jersey....everytime I go home....my mother´s always bothering me, she says I´m always singing about my father and that I never sing about her....now, everybody knows that a boy´s best friend is....his mama ! ...J.T, where are you ? ....J.T.Bowen, singing in Clarence´s band.... this for Cheryl on her birthday and for all the women out there....."
 

Lyrics

When a man lays his cards on the table
Trying to make a name looking for a miracle
Looking for something that he does not know
Walking the streets and there is nowhere to go
When a man's gotta fight to keep on dreaming
And the whole world seems like it's plotting and scheming
Laying odds that he is gonna lose
He's gonna need the strength that comes from you
A woman's got the strength
A woman's got the power
To keep her man up and never let him down
When a man's down to his bottom dollar
And his foolish pride is more than he can swallow
When it seems his shade is more than he can bear
And his hopes and dreams are fading into thin air
When a man finds he struggles in vain
And he is holding a losing hand playing a losing game
And he finds he's got his back to the wall
He needs you there to pick him up should he fall
A woman's got the strength
A woman's got the power
To keep her man up
And never let him down
She's got to love him
Squeeze him
Hold him in her arms
Let her heal him
A woman's got the strength
A woman's got the power
Well, well, well
When a man lays his cards on the table
Trying to make a name
Looking for a miracle
Looking for something that he does not know
Walking the streets and there is nowhere to go
When a man's got to fight to keep on dreaming
And the whole world seems like it is plotting and scheming
Laying odds that he is gonna lose
He's gonna need the strength that comes from you
A woman's got the strength
A woman's got the power
To keep her man up
To never let him down
She's got to love him
Squeeze him
Hold him in her arms
Never leave him
A woman's got the strength
A woman's got the power
A woman's got the strength
A woman's got the power
A woman's got the strength
A woman's got the power
Ooooh darling darling
A woman's got the strength
And the power
A woman's got the power
A woman's got the strength
And the power
A woman's got the power
A woman's got the strength
And the power
Darling darling
A woman's got the strength
And the power
A woman's got the power
A woman's got the strength
And the power
A woman's got the power
A woman's got the strength
And the power
A woman's got the power