"Rated X" as written by and Loretta Lynn....
well, if you've been a married woman
and things didn't seem to work out
well, divorce is the key to bein' loose and free
but you're gonna be talked about
everybody knows that you've loved once
and they think you'll love again
you can't have a male friend if you're a has been
or a woman, rated x

and if you're rated x you're some kind of gold
even men turning silver try to make
but I think it's wrong to judge every picture
if a cheap camera makes a mistake
and when your best friend's husband says to you
you've sure started lookin' good
you should've known he would
and he would if he could and he will
if you're rated x

well, nobody knows where you're goin'
but they sure know where you've been
all their thinking of is your experience of love
all their minds eat up with sin
the women all look at you like you're bad
and the men all hope you are
but if you go too far you're gonna wear the scar
of a woman rated x

well if you're rated x you're some kind of gold
even men turning silver try to make
but I think it's wrong to judge every picture
if a cheap camera makes a mistake
and when your best friend's husband says to you
you've sure started looking good
you should've known he would
and he would if he could and he will
if you're rated x

you should've known he would
and he would if he could and he will
if you're rated x


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    General CommentThis is a Loretta Lynn song, also covered pretty famously by The White Stripes, it's time for that Jack White/Neko Case collab already, right?

    But seriously, God forbid Loretta Lynn ever dies, at least I'll be able to start calling Neko her "spiritual successor" or whatever.
    WeSpokeAboutIton September 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe song is pretty clear but has some clever lines.
    > but I think it's wrong to judge every picture
    > if a cheap camera makes a mistake
    The theme of the song is that divorced women are looked down on but if the husband was a skunk then it's understandabe and she wouldn't hold it against her.

    > and if you're rated x you're some kind of gold
    > even men turning silver try to make
    Despite the put downs, mean see a divorced woman as an object of desire and think they can get her even if she's clearly a class above them.

    > and when your best friend's husband says to you
    > you've sure started lookin' good
    > you should've known he would
    > and he would if he could and he will
    > if you're rated x
    This really reveals the double standard in society condemning a woman. The husband of her friend would have sex with her behind his wife's back and talk bad about her to his wife. The divorced woman can be taken advantage of.
    jelaplanon November 11, 2013   Link

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