Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves / I Love You Like A Ball And Chain – 7″ Germany – 1985

Audio  –  Video

Title  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves / I Love You Like A Ball And Chain
Label  RCA
Catalogue #  PB 40339
Format  7″ – 45 RPM
Year  1985
Country  Germany
With  Eurythmics  [A]

A  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves  [Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart]
B  Eurythmics: I Love You Like A Ball And Chain  [Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart]

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Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves / I Love You Like A Ball And Chain – 7″ DJ Promo Japan – 1985

Audio  –  Video

Title  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves / I Love You Like A Ball And Chain
Label  RCA
Catalogue #  RPS-197
Format  7″ DJ Promo – 45 RPM
Year  1985
Country  Japan
With  Eurythmics  [A]

A  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves  [Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart]
B  Eurythmics: I Love You Like A Ball And Chain  [Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart]

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves / I Love You Like A Ball And Chain – 7″ Canada – 1985

Audio  –  Video

Title  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves / I Love You Like A Ball And Chain
Label  RCA
Catalogue #  PB-14214
Format  7″ – 45 RPM
Year  1985
Country  Canada
With  Eurythmics  [A]

A  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves  [Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart]
B  Eurythmics: I Love You Like A Ball And Chain  [Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart]

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves / I Love You Like A Ball And Chain – 7″ – 1985

Audio  –  Video

Title  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves / I Love You Like A Ball And Chain
Label  RCA
Catalogue #  PB 40339
Format  7″ – 45 RPM
Year  1985
Country  UK
With  Eurythmics  [A]

A  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves  [Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart]
B  Eurythmics: I Love You Like A Ball And Chain  [Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart]

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves – Lyrics

Title  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
Composer  Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
Composition’s Year  1985
First Recording Artist  Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin
Aretha’s First Recording Year  1985

Lyrics
Now there was a time
When they used to say
That behind every great man
There had to be a great woman

Oh, in these times of change
You know that it’s no longer true
So we’re coming out of the kitchen
‘Cause there’s something we forgot to say to you

We say, sisters are doing it for themselves
Standing on their own two feet
And ringing on their own bells
We say, sisters are doing it for themselves

This is a song to celebrate
The conscious liberation of the female state
Mothers, daughters and their daughters too, yeah
Woman to woman we’re singing with you

The inferior sex has got a new exterior, yeah
We got doctors, lawyers, politicians too, ooh, hoo
Everybody, take a look around
Can you see, can you see, can you see
There’s a woman right next to you, ooh hoo

We say, sisters are doing it for themselves  (oh, yes, we are)
Standing on their own two feet
And ringing on their own bells
Sisters are doing it for themselves

We ain’t making stories
We ain’t laying plans
Don’t you know that a man still loves a woman
When a woman still loves a man
Just the same way

Oh, sisters are doing it for themselves

There was a time  (there was a time)
Oh, when they used to say  (when they used to say)
That behind every great man
There had to be a great woman

In these times of change
You know that it’s no longer true
So we’re coming out of the kitchen
‘Cause there’s something we forgot to say to you

We say, sisters are doing it for themselves
Standing on their own two feet
And ringing on their own bells
Sisters are doing it for themselves  (come on, girl, go for it, go for it)
Sisters are doing it for themselves  (equal pay, hear what we say)
Standing on their own two feet  (yeah)
And ringing on their own bells  (here we come now)

Doing it, and we’re doing, and we’re doing
Doing it, and we’re doing it
Go for it, girl, go for it

Català – Les Germanes Ho Estan Fent Per Elles Mateixes
Hi va haver un temps
En que es deia
Que darrere de cada gran home
Hi havia d’haver una gran dona

Oh, en aquests temps de canvi
Sabeu que ja no és veritat
Així que estem sortint de les cuines
Perquè hi ha una cosa que vam oblidar dir-vos

Diem, les germanes ho estan fent per elles mateixes
Dempeus sobre els seus propis peus
I fent sonar les seves pròpies campanes
Diem, les germanes ho estan fent per elles mateixes

Aquesta és una cançó per celebrar
L’alliberament conscient del gènere femení
Mares, filles, i les seves filles també, sí
De dona a dona, estem cantant amb vosaltres

El sexe inferior té un nou exterior, sí
Tenim metges, advocats, també polítics, ooh, hoo
Mireu tots al vostre voltant
Podeu veure, podeu veure, podeu veure
Que hi ha una dona just al vostre costat, ooh, hoo

Diem, les germanes ho estan fent per elles mateixes  (oh, sí, ho estem fent)
Dempeus sobre els seus propis peus
I fent sonar les seves pròpies campanes
Les germanes ho estan fent per elles mateixes

No estem fent històries
No estem fent plans
Sabeu que un home encara estima a una dona
Quan una dona encara estima un home
Just de la mateixa manera

Oh, les germanes ho estan fent per elles mateixes

Hi va haver un temps  (hi va haver un temps)
Oh, en que es deia  (en que es deia)
Que darrere de cada gran home
Hi havia d’haver una gran dona

En aquests temps de canvi
Sabeu que ja no és veritat
Així que estem sortint de les cuines
Perquè hi ha una cosa que vam oblidar dir-vos

Diem, les germanes ho estan fent per elles mateixes
Dempeus sobre els seus propis peus
I fent sonar les seves pròpies campanes
Les germanes ho estan fent per elles mateixes  (vinga, noia, ves-hi, ves-hi)
Les germanes ho estan fent per elles mateixes  (igualtat de remuneració, escolteu el que diem)
Dempeus sobre els seus propis peus  (sí)
I fent sonar les seves pròpies campanes  (ara venim)

Fent-ho, i estem fent-ho, i estem fent-ho
Fent-ho, i estem fent-ho
Ves-hi, noia, ves-hi

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (with Eurythmics) – Music Video – 1985

Title  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
Composer  Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
Label  RCA
Format  Music Video (filmed at Detroit’s Club Taboo on Woodbridge which Aretha co-owned)
Year  1985
With  Eurythmics