you don’t own me lyrics – joan jett and the blackhearts

(originally by lesley gore)

you don’t own me
i’m not just one of your many toys,
you don’t own me
don’t say i can’t go with other boys

and don’t tell me what to do,
and don’t tell me what to say,
and please when i go out with you,
don’t put me on display,

you don’t own me ,
don’t try to change me in any way,
you don’t own me,
don’t tie me down caz i’ll never stay,

i don’t tell you what to say,
i don’t tell you what to do,
so just let me be myself,
that’s all i ask of you,

i’m young and i love to be young,
i’m free and i love to be free,
to live my life the way i want,
to say and do whatever i please.

i’m young and i love to be young,
i’m free and i love to be free,
to live my life the way i want,
to say and do whatever i please.

no no, you don’t own me…you don’t own me, you don’t own me
we’re young and we love to be young, you dont own me..

no no, you don’t own me…you don’t own me, you don’t own me
we’re young and we love to be young, you dont own me..

/ joan jett and the blackhearts lyrics