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Contrary to what many listeners believed, this is not about menstruation and it does not advocate domestic violence. Cooper is singing about how women bleed from the heart, mind and soul. Several feminist groups protested this song, but it is actually a sympathetic look at domestic abuse. It's a rare song where Cooper doesn't try to shock, but takes the side of the victim.
Alice Cooper wrote this song with his guitarist Dick Wagner, who also wrote the ballads "You And Me" and "I Never Cry" with Cooper. Alice called this style "Heavy Metal Housewife Rock," and explained in an interview with Creem: "I did those songs totally out of spite. I kept reading so many interviews and articles that I said I was never considered musical. Best rock show they ever saw, but musically lacking. They kept saying I was a performer but didn't write anything. So I said, 'Oh yeah? Yeah? Wait till you hear this!'"
This ballad was a centerpiece of Alice Cooper's Welcome To My Nightmare tour, and his biggest hit from the album. Cooper performed the song with a single dancer, and it remained a part of his stage show for many of his concerts in the ensuing years.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.