Damn (What Must A Woman Do)


  • This song finds Héloïse Letissier (aka Christine and the Queens) singing about paying for sex.

    Do I have to pay?
    'Cause I sure can pay, can pay
    Do I have to wait?
    I don't wanna wait, no way

    Letissier told Q magazine she won't say whether she actually does pay for sex because the truth doesn't really matter. "I fantasize about if I did," she explained. "It became one of the things that could excite me - for what it could install and what it could actually soothe. Because it's the catharsis to all of those questions in a really simple, settled way, which can be, actually, sexually freeing."
  • Letissier incorporates a sweary phrase in the chorus, which is basically the Spanish equivalent of the F-word.


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