Peter
Alsop
 

Let the Woman in you Come Through addresses the fact that many men feel a need to appear tough or "macho" to avoid teasing or ridicule. We know that if a boy cries or shows any gentleness, he risks being called a "sissy". Why should acting like someone's sister be taken as the worst kind of insult? Male fear and negativity about women in our culture doesn’t make much sense. Our bodies make both estrogen and androgen, and gentle, nurturing behaviors are exhibited by both genders, especially when they’re encouraged.

Let the Woman in you Come Through

You're holding in cause you're a man who never cries
I'm not as tough as you, my friend,
But since you ask for my advice,

Let the woman in you come through
She's trying to let you know she's there
She colors everything you do
And the man in you gets scared.

You like to dance, I've seen you dance
When you thought no one was there
I've heard sorrow take your voice
While you laugh like you don't care
It's hard to hide your gentle side
It's a lonely way to be
Take it from a friend who knows,
An old, old friend like me.

Chorus

You'll fight to prove that you're a man
You'll fight to prove you're right
You work hard and play hard
And you stay up late at night
Working hard's a way to hide
From the dumb things some folks say
But holding tenderness inside
Is only throwing it away.

Chorus / Break

So you tell me that I'm crazy
And I know you don't like kids
Especially little sissies
Yeah, . . I know you never did,
But I've seen you with the tough ones
The ones the others all condemn
And you know that they're the frightened ones
And you know cause you're like them.

Chorus

Let the woman in you come through
Be a different kind of brave
She'll show you love's the difference
Between a free man and a slave.

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1975, Moose School Music (BMI)

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Peter Alsop is a nationally known singer-songwriter, educator and humorist with a Ph.D. in educational psychology. He graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut and did his doctoral work at Columbia University's Teachers' College and Columbia Pacific University. He worked as the Director of The Harbor Schools Residential Treatment Center for emotionally disturbed adolescents in Maine and as a New York City elementary school teacher in the South Bronx ghetto.

Peter has produced nineteen audio recordings and seven videos and dvd's for which he consistently wins "Best Children's" awards from Parents' Choice and the Association For Independent Music. His songs are used daily by thousands of parents, educators and human service professionals to help families discuss sensitive issues. His "Wake Up" video with John Ritter helps families prevent child abuse and abduction. He's acted on stage and on television, directed a feature film, and performs extensively at conferences, festivals and concerts throughout the United States, Canada as well as hosting an annual training workshops at his Otter Space conference center in Northern California. He lives in Topanga, California with his wife, actress/director Ellen Geer, and their two daughters Willow and Megan. Contact: Moose School Productions, Box 960, Topanga, CA 90290 or 310-455-2318 or E-Mail or peteralsop.com

 



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