wasn\'t thinking
my head was in the book
his hands were on her everywhere
I saw his face
I dropped my coffee
he\'s cheating on me with a
hoochie woman

you can keep your hoochie
you can keep the house
and the bank accounts
\'cause boys I bring home the bacon

I went to work and the office girls
were all burning their poetry
It wasn\'t good but in the neighborhood
now they\'re all just hoochie women

you can keep your hootchie
you can keep the house
and the bank accounts
\'cause boys I bring home the bacon
I said boy I bring home the bacon now

He called me up
and said she has needs
I said you\'ll find them on Barney\'s fourth floor
he said I need a loan
that\'s not a problem
you\'d better keep this from your hoochie woman

you can keep your hoochie
you can keep the house
and the bank accounts
\'cause boy I bring home the bacon
I said girls I bring home the bacon now


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    General CommentI really love this song.

    To me, she caught her man cheating on her, but realized she didn't need him. She "brings home the bacon"... as seen when he asks for a loan to buy his new woman stuff!! Let's hope the new woman doesn't find out he doesn't have what it takes. ;)

    The part I don't get is:


    I went to work and the office girls
    were all burning their poetry
    It wasn't good but in the neighborhood
    now they're all just hoochie women

    Hrm... Maybe I'm too much of a literal person...
    DaftPenguuon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I understand it's not actually about the relationship between a man and a woman, but more a comment on the way record companies screw people over.
    poetic-tormenton June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is fucking awesome. I don't really care what it's about. I absolutely love it.
    kateuson September 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"went to work and the office girls
    were all burning their poetry
    It wasn't good but in the neighborhood
    now they're all just hoochie women"

    My interpretation of that is all the other girls in the office are concentrating too much on their men (girls write poetry about relationships, etc etc) and so they're all hoochie women.

    I think it's very much about independence, on a lot of levels.
    juzevoon October 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, would have even fit in on the Under the Pink album. This song to me, represents freedom and not needing a man to justify who you are.

    "I went to work and the office girls
    were all burning their poetry
    It wasn't good but in the neighborhood
    now they're all just hoochie women"

    To me this could mean not being romantic girls anymore, burning their romance in favor of money and material things (Barney's fourth floor). It may also mean that the majority of female musicians have stopped writing their music and have changed themselves (shallow music, sexy clothes, MTV) to appeal to the masses (to be the next Britney Spears).
    goldenthreadson February 02, 2010   Link

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