That's What She Said

Album: The Big Bad Blues (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • "It looks really hard"
    "That's what she said"

    Typically known for this puerile retort, Billy Gibbons put a different meaning to the phrase in this track from his second solo album:

    That's what I think she thought I said
    That's what she said I guess
  • It's not often you hear "petroglyph" in a lyric, but Gibbons gets it into this one:

    My baby's on a petroglyph
    My baby's smokin' like a spliff


    "We were looking for some sort of Dylanesque statement intended to surprise and please the listener," he said in a Songfacts interview.

    A petroglyph is a prehistoric rock carving.
  • Gibbons founded ZZ Top in 1969, but didn't release his first solo album until 2015. In prior years, he had worked on solo material, but shelved it. This is the only song on his second album The Big Bad Blues that was left over from one of those earlier sessions.

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