Bitch

Album: Blurring the Edges (1997)
Charted: 6 2
  • I hate the world today
    You're so good to me
    I know but I can't change
    Tried to tell you
    But you look at me like maybe
    I'm an angel underneath
    Innocent and sweet

    Yesterday I cried
    Must have been relieved to see
    The softer side
    I can understand how you'd be so confused
    I don't envy you
    I'm a little bit of everything
    All rolled into one

    I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
    I'm a child, I'm a mother
    I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
    I do not feel ashamed
    I'm your hell, I'm your dream
    I'm nothing in between
    You know you wouldn't want it any other way

    So take me as I am
    This may mean
    You'll have to be a stronger man
    Rest assured that
    When I start to make you nervous
    And I'm going to extremes
    Tomorrow I will change
    And today won't mean a thing

    I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
    I'm a child, I'm a mother
    I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
    I do not feel ashamed
    I'm your hell, I'm your dream
    I'm nothing in between
    You know you wouldn't want it any other way

    Just when you think, you got me figured out
    The season's already changing
    I think it's cool, you do what you do
    And don't try to save me

    I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
    I'm a child, I'm a mother
    I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
    I do not feel ashamed
    I'm your hell, I'm your dream
    I'm nothing in between
    You know you wouldn't want it any other way

    I'm a bitch, I'm a tease
    I'm a goddess on my knees
    When you hurt, when you suffer
    I'm your angel undercover
    I've been numb, I'm revived
    Can't say I'm not alive
    You know I wouldn't want it any other way Writer/s: Meredith Anne Brooks, Shelly M Peiken
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Gramophone from Ukthis song is about borderline personality disorder,anyone who knows about the condition will appreciate this songs deep meanings,too many normies just skim over it and think its about strong women or some other normie s--t, im a child im a mother means i am a grown ass woman with the emotional developmental stage of a 3 year old due to an abusive childhood yet here i am doing adult s--t

    take me as i am, that means you will have to be a stronger man, cause you need the patience of a saint to deal with women with this condition, trust me
  • Birdman_euston from London, UkI agree with Paul that this transcontinental hit transcends time and place. It's so honest and revealing, I'm not surprised to learn that Meredith Brooks played the 'ballsy' guitar-licks herself (but thanks for confirming it anyway, Songfacts). Only a woman of a certain age (39!) could sing convincingly, "I'm a child, I'm a mother" but sorry, 'woman/child': the line "you wouldn't want it any other way" leaves this man cold! :)
  • Brenda from Ocala, FlFunny, my local radio station started playing this, no censoring. But Katy Perry Hot N Cold gets blurbed when she says "bitch.".
  • Mel from Riverbank, Cafeeling this song today. husbands can be whiny little bitches sometimes.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnI used to play this song with pride.
  • Lolo Brown from Gertrude, BahamasI love this song, its one of the only songs that allows a woman, or any person for that matter really, to let go of the standards and expectantcies people and society place upon them and just say "f--k you, i wont be who you want me to be unless its who i really am anyways so stop expecting so much from me and drop the guilt trips while you're at it". yeah! haha. thats what i got out of it anyways...
  • Paul from Marysville, Wa"Bitch" made me realize something about true anthems: they reach the people they're not intended for.

    Listen, you write a decent song about left-handed Latin teachers who drive Toyotas and live in the American midwest, and most left-handed Latin teachers who drive Toyotas and live in the American midwest are gonna dig your song.

    But you write a song for left-handed Latin teachers who drive Toyotas and live in the American midwest, and it reaches, say, right-handed farmers who drive Fords and live in Argentina, then you've written a true anthem.

    Bitch is a true anthem.
  • Joycemorrison from Phan *everyday* "borderline offensive word", that is. hasn't it lost its edge by now? i still remember when i first found out that "bitch" was an actual word for a female dog... anyway, i like this song. self-gratifying, i think.
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