terraphim86 wrote:This song is so interesting. There's such a focus on "you'll need a man!" but then such a focus on "a woman is more than that."
Both could potentially be true at the same time, I suppose - meaning that a woman is defined by more than just her relationship to a man (or lack thereof), but at the same time, it's helpful to have the security of a guy with a stable job. (At least, it is if you perceive a career in music to be as unstable as Vienna's granny apparently does. Which isn't too far from the truth, though Vienna doesn't seem to be hurting for gigs or anything.)
But I kind of see the "feminist" part of the song as being a wit of wishful thinking on Vienna's part - stuff that she wishes a wise elder had taught her. Most folks in that generation are likely to be too traditional to think that way, but if she really is that forward-thinking, then more power to her.