One of the queens of the '90s teamed up with one of the stars of 2000 to give us a song that fits these times like a glove. Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato joined their voices to give life to Fall in Line, a song that exposes the disadvantages and abuses suffered by women in the world.
This isn't the first song that speaks about women empowerment, but it does have some lyrics that describe the cruel reality in a more real way than we usually hear on the radio.
'Cause no one told me
But you deserve to know
That in this world
You are not beholden
You do not owe them
Your body and your soul
Fall in Line is open enough to leave some things to interpretation, but it is also clear in its intention: women are much more than a "nice package."
From girls who learn at an early age that they are less than men; women who take care of their appearance, not because of self-love, but for the "obligation" to look beautiful; even those who believe that their value was lost along with their youth, this anthem covers every issue women face:
I believe our paths were destined to cross and I am so proud to come together from the pasts we’ve overcome; to the strong women we are today! You are truly a GEM, I have immense love and respect for you! You are an inspiration for future young girls of your generation. Beautiful work! #FallInLine @ddlovato ♥️
The most striking part of the song is in which the distorted voice of a man is heard in a kind of terrible military march:
Yea, two, three
Right, two, three
Shut your mouth
Stick your ass out for me
March, two, three
Who told you
You're allowed to think
The analogy that women are part of a sexual army, without any kind of individuality, is powerful and cruel. Although the chorus begins in a sad way, with a phrase that sounds like resignation:
It's just the way it is
And maybe it's never gonna change
... but it continues in an inspiring way.
But I got a mind to show my strength
And I got a right to speak my mind
And I'm gonna pay for this
They're gonna burn me at the stake
But I got a fire in my veins
I wasn't made to fall in line
What do you think of Aguilera's and Lovato's new song?
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