That every distance is not near.
So I remember every face
of every man who put me here.
They say every woman needs protection,
then they turn around and tell you
every woman's got to fall.
I swear I see my own reflection
somewhere far beyond this wall.
I see my light come shining
from the west down to the east.
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.
Now yonder stands
there in that lonely crowd,
a man who swears he is not to blame, no, no.
And if you ask him has he ever
seen this lonely woman,
he'll tell you, "No, no, no."
What's more, he does not know my name!
But I see my light come shining,
shining, shining, shining from the west
straight on down to the east.
Ah-anyday now, any, any old day now,
I am going to, I am going to be released, yeah!
"I Shall Be Released" -- Bette Midler in full-on diva mode : Listen