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Rick Aster
Lyrics

Xena

Rick Aster
December 3, 2000

You think you know a thing or two about girls
Oh, but this time you’ve made a mistake
I guess this is the first time you encountered a woman
With a will that you just couldn’t break
You were sure you could make her stay in your little village
Till that day down the road when you die
Now she’s gone and you’re wondering where you went wrong
And you missed the chance to tell her goodbye

The truth is, you never knew her at all
There were a million things you just wouldn’t see
You might even have won her heart
But her spirit has got to be free
When people have reasons to be in this world
You’ve got to let them do what they must
And if you thought that you could stand in her way
Now you can just stand in her dust

’Cause that was Xena
The warrior princess
And she’s going to change the world
You were a fool to mistake a woman like that
For one of your country girls
And the tale you thought would be yours to tell
Is a legend for the ages
Why is it that fools believe they
Should decide the lives of sages?

You say you like to count girls on your fingers
But that is not what hands are for
Your bragging is as hollow as those empty hands
And a heart that is aching for more
The first thing you have to know about people
Is that they really are not all the same
And the next time you think you’ve found the right woman
You make sure that you got her right name

’Cause that was Xena
The warrior princess
And she’s going to change the world
You were a fool to mistake a woman like that
For one of your country girls
And the tale you thought would be yours to tell
Is a legend for the ages, for the ages
Why is it that fools believe they
Should decide the lives of sages?

Swift horse in field