Mary Chapin-Carpenter's "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" is one of the goddamn greatest protest rock songs ever recorded. Discuss.
Also (10 bonus points): This performance, from 1992 -- featuring Patty Lovelace, Kathy Mattea, Suzy Bogguss, Pam Tillis, Trisha Yearwood, and the goddess-like Enmylou Harris -- is beyond awesome.
Seriously, this song -- inspired by some Geritol(!) commercials from the '70s -- just kicks ass on every level. Chapin-Carpenter may have cannily sold herself as a country artist to get signed, but as you can hear from the above, she could just as easily been a member of Fleetwood Mac or a distaff Jackson Browne.
I should add that I have long maintained that some smart alt-rocker with the Y chromosome should cover this, and pronto.
CONSUMER NOTE: I hope you're sitting down, kids, but tomorrow marks the triumphant return of -- wait for it -- Weekend Listomania. You're welcome.