This song is sort of my power anthem. I’ve been working in the professional office world for nearly all of my adult life. The woman described in Short Skirt/Long Jacket is the exact aesthetic I aspire to be.
She’s fearless, knowledgeable and unfettered by the silly opinions of others. She kicks ass, takes names and doesn’t have time for politics or drama. She is sure of herself, and never afraid to make changes to her life or herself that would improve her situation.
I wish I had that kind of confidence. To have fingernails that shine like justice, or a voice that is dark like tinted glass. Or at least to have someone say such things about me, behind my back or, preferably, to my face.