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"What Am I Gonna Do?" was written about relationship turmoil that was occurring simultaneously for multiple women I knew, including Jeannine. It's definitely the female perspective, encompassing feelings of both insecurity and hopeful empowerment when facing the unknown. 

What Am I Gonna Do? By Linda Steber

    

When a lie won’t do

                                                                          Another try seems too hard to get through

                                   

What am I gonna do?

Hit the damn dusty road

                                                                              Seems that going alone bears a too-heavy load

                                                 

And I forgot what I was trying for

 

Chorus

                                               

Love breaks the woman inside of me

                                                 

Love takes what it can’t have for keeps

                                                   

Has love made a nothing out of me

  

While it’s made a man of you?

                           

What am I gonna do?

    

Can’t take something from me

                                                                               Empty minus empty’s nothing you can see

                                                     

I may be wrong but I’ll be free

   

Gonna cash in my time

                                                                 

And at last claim what was always mine

                                                                 

You ain’t worth two cents of my mind

 

Chorus

                                               

Love breaks the woman inside of me

                                                     

Love takes what it can’t have for keeps

                                                   

Has love made a nothing out of me

  

While it’s made a man of you?

                             

What am I gonna do?

 

Bridge

                                                           

There’s nothing left here to retrieve                                                                                             

But the chains your ego thought you had on me   

                                                

May be alone but I’ll be free

 

Chorus

                                                

Love breaks the woman inside of me

                                                     

Love takes what it can’t have for keeps

                                                   

Has love made a nothing out of me

  

While it’s made a man of you?

                             

What am I gonna do?