Love is a Battlefield//Pat Benatar

How is it that Rage Against the Machine gets nominated for the Hall of Fame, but Pat Benatar gets snubbed again?

Dudes. Not cool.

Pat was one of my first major famous person crushes growing up. I saw her on a side stage at the Lilith Faire, doing an acoustic set of some newer material. I hung around, not knowing who it was that was singing because “damn, she looks kinda like Pat Benatar and sounds like her, too.” They she did an acoustic version of the this song with her husband on guitar and I was all gushy. They weren’t even on a platform — they were performing JUST OVER THERE with a rope divider. I swooned. I gushed. I had my big-ass crush all over again (though she had blonde hair at the time and I always preferred her dark hair look).

I couldn’t believe a egotistical performer who was popular at the time, but is now a has-been, was all snotty sounding when they had some of the other acts come on stage to perform together. I was: “Chickie, the reason you are able to perform your mediocre music is because of women like Pat and, honey, you don’t come close to holding a candle to her.”

Anyway, Pat was a trailblazer. It’s a crime she’s not in the Hall of Fame yet.

We are young
Heartache to heartache we stand
No promises
No demands
Love is a battlefield

We are strong
No one can tell us we’re wrong
Searching our hearts for so long
Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

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