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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit or fashion-model size.
When I start to tell them,
They think I'm tellin' lies.
I say, "It's in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride to my steps,
The curl of my lips."

CHORUS:
I'm a woman – Phenomenal woman.
I'm a woman. Baby, that's me.
I walk into a room Just as cool as you please
And to a man they will stand
And fall down on their knees.
When they swarm around me
Like a hive of honey bees,
I say, "It's in the fire in my eyes,
The flash of my teeth,
The swing of my waist,
The joy in my feet."

CHORUS

It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breast,
The grace of my style.

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Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passin', It oughta make you proud.
I say, "It's in click of my heels, The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand, The need for my care."
'Cause I'm a woman – Phenomenal woman.
I'm a woman. Baby, that's me.



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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    A phenomenal woman is a woman who holds her up even when she feels like letting it down due to life, children, love, religion and society that weighs her down. A phenomenal woman holds her head up and keeps going without anyone knowing shes in pain but the world only sees her boldness and her strong will and her beautiful walk as she strides boldly through life..
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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 2:27 am
    It appears to me that the meaning is of a strong, confident woman with high self esteem even though she is not necessarily a pretty woman but she knows this and still feels like she's got it going on!

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