What is the Meaning of This?

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A soulful reaction to society’s modern standards for women.
Inspired by this quote: "Well-behaved women seldom make history."
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


You look pretty in pink.
You’re such a drama queen.
That dress makes you look so skinny.
Don’t make a scene.
Wear a push up bra.
Try to lose some weight.
Cover up the problem spots on the body you hate.

What is the meaning of this?
Don’t feed me empty words.
So I want to be more than just a pretty face.
There are things I was born to do.
I will never make history by always behaving like a lady.

You look so young for a woman your age.
Have you had any work done, honey?
Isn’t it funny that beauty’s such a pain?
Show a little more skin, but cover up your scars.
You should care more about your dress size than who you are.

Be a good little girl made of sugar and spice, and if you can’t be beautiful, then learn to play nice.
Be a good little girl and never raise your voice.
Who told you that you even have a choice?


What is the meaning of this?


from One Year Wiser, released December 16, 2017
Songwriter, Vocals & Keyboard Instruments: Jodi Heights
Drums: Fabio Pirozzolo
Bass: Richard Gates
Guitar: Raleigh Green
Cello: Aristides Rivas (One Year Wiser, What is the Meaning of This?)
Background Vocals: Laura Vecchione (What is the Meaning of This?)

Preproduction, Brass & String Arrangements - Ray Tarantola
Recorded by Mike Davidson at Plaid Dog Recording
Mixed by: Erich Talaba at Eli's Place
Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine


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Jodi Heights Boston, Massachusetts

From America’s historic city of Boston, Jodi Heights is hooking listeners with her supple, Broadway tinged voice and rockin’ piano chops. Fans describe her as “Fiona Apple meets Regina Spektor.”

In the sea of singer-songwriters, Jodi stands out with her classically honed technique and her brilliant lyrics that plumb the depths of everyday life, ranging from cheeky to heartbreaking.
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