"Brick House" as written by Ronald Lapread, Thomas Mcclary, William King, Walter Lee Orange, Lionel Richie and Milan Williams....
Ow, she's a brick house
She's mighty-mighty, just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
That lady's stacked and that's a fact
Ain't holding nothing back

Ow, she's a brick house
Well put-together, everybody knows
This is how the story goes

She knows she got everything
That a woman needs to get a man, yeah, yeah
How can she lose with the stuff she use
Thirty-six, twenty-four, thirty-six oh what a winning hand

'Cause she's a brick house
She's mighty-mighty, just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
Ow, that lady stacked and that's a fact
Ain't holding nothing back

Ow, she's a brick house
Yeah, she's the one, the only one, built like an amazon

The clothes she wears, her sexy ways
Make an old man wish for younger days, yeah, yeah
She knows she's built and knows how to please
Sure enough to knock a strong man to his knees

'Cause she's a brick house
Yeah, she's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
The lady's stacked and that's a fact
Ain't holding nothing back

Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down now

Brick house
Yeah, she's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
Yeah, she's the one, the only one, built like an amazon, yeah
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it, shake it
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it

Ow, a brick house


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"Brick House" as written by Milan Williams Lionel Richie

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    My InterpretationThe meaning of the song and the term "Brick House" is very simple. It is an old 1970s expression for someone, usually a woman, who is "very well built" as is made very clear in the lyrics, "...Well put together..." or "...The lady's stacked..." or "...36-24-36...." If you can find a woman with these measurements, which is very rare, you will instantly understand what "She's a brick house..." means.

    It should go without saying that an actual brick house (a house with walls made with only bricks and mortar) is a very solid structure and is very desirable, if well built. So in the same way, finding a woman you would describe as a "brick house" or "well built" is also very desirable woman.

    This expression should not be confused "built like a brick sh*t house," which usually describes a very large and muscular man, who you would not want to be matched against on an American Football field or in a fight.
    Up2Lateon February 25, 2014   Link
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    General Commentwow... i thought more people would like this. well, it's a great funk song, and besides saying this woman is a "brick house" (whatever that means), it has no meaning.
    happy trail =)on November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSaying a woman is a brick house is like saying she's large. She's got that ghetto booty. More cushion for the pushin, to paraphrase Spinal Tap.

    Odes to the big girls have been around forever.
    xturricanxon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General Comment36-24-36 really isn't a ghetto booty or cushion-for-the-pushin' body at all, and since he does say that in this song that discredits that. I always thought that calling a woman a "brick house" means that she's well-built - like a brick house is. I've gotten quite sick of this song actually, but it's good if you haven't heard it too much.
    stoolhardyon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSome days, I just like to put this song on repeat for hours on end ; but, I'm weird like that. A brick house... a nice, sturdy woman. Nice rack, somewhat flat stomach (not a twig, but not a wad of cafeteria casserole; you know, that lumpy... chunky... yellow and brown... thing... that got scooped on your plate? That stuff was nasty... ) and some nice, child-bearing hips. Mmm, now that's what I call a woman. Death to whorish twigs! Gimme a woman I CAN'T break in half over my knee in a fit of passion!!
    KattHikarioftheTurkson June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song has a cool tune, but I always thought it was singing about obese women, due to a phrase in a book where a boy is told he will get no girls because he is built like a 'brick shit house'.
    funklesson March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLike stoolhardy said, A brick house is a well-built house. So to call a woman a brick house means that she's well-built, y'know the 36-24-36 hourglass figure. Great Bassline! This guy on YouTube does a great job with the bassline. Just copy & paste this in the URL
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    segouldon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan, you guys all must be YOUNG. We older folks know the meaning beind this song. A brick house means she's STACKED...she's got large...well....you know :) And she lets them all "hang out." (Both hang out would be more appropriate:). Her well-rounded body (which was acceptable years ago before boy-like-skinny became all the rage) was much appreciated by the men. It made them weak in the knees and she got what she wanted. GREAT song from my childhood days. Never knew what it meant until I was a little older and heard it explained on the radio.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon September 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThese measurements are those of your average Victoria's Secret model- although I realize the slang may be confusing, referring to a larger woman... Unless you consider Heidi Klum a larger woman, this ain't it! Maybe this is just confusion on men's part, though. In my experience, no woman likes to admit she weighs more than 130 lbs, and if she's 5'6" or taller and you can't see her ribs through her shirt, she's likely more . This probably extends to measurements too- most women wouldn't hesitate to say they're a 34C, when most aren't
    Eac62on April 20, 2014   Link

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