"The Maid Needs a Maid" as written by and Emily Haines....
Bros before hos
Disagree on the sidelines.
Fight for a fee, the man needs a maid.
The maid needs a maid.

Bros before hos is a rule, read the guidelines
You trouble me
Your breasts heave when you sing
Your mouth should be working for me for free.

Sewing up the fold 'cause I've been laid up,
Will you put on the fire for me,
Draw the bath and remind me to eat?
You won't need a real job,
You won't need a real job because I would love to pay for you,
You could be a good wife to me.
I would love to pay for you,
You are the maid for me.

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"The Maid Needs a Maid" as written by Emily Haines


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    General CommentActually its not a gender-based thing its a structual thing. I read that Emily Haines had said (regarding this song), "What I realized is that I need a wife, and I'm not a lesbian"... This song is about the fact that she has realized why "men need wifes" and "why people need maids". The structure. She talks about this song in the following article, emilyhaines.com/press/…
    StephRoxon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how men feel like they deserve a 'maid', woman, to serve them for they work they do but the maid, woman, feels like she is so tired and weak that she needs own too. The title kinda sums that up.
    mhmmalrighton September 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is a diss track aimed at neil young
    vulgaron January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentshe's talked about this song in an interview and she said herself that she was NOT a lesbian.
    that would be pretty cool if she were though.
    dustybreezeon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics 'bros before ho's' are not taken from a Neil Young song, the title is a play on his song A Man Needs a Made, but that song does not contain those words...'bros before ho's' is a vey recent popular saying.
    missmeon April 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti believe this is about double standards. guys put each other first, "hoes" are below them in a kind of way, and that males have the right to a maid to tell clean them, feed them, and be their stereotypical "housewives".

    when she talks about how "you wouldn't need a real job/i'd love to pay for you", she's basically saying she wants a "housewife" to do all the same things to her, too.
    sheselectricon March 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI just read that the words "bros before hos" are taken from lyrics by neil young. does anyone know which song by Neil Young he was talking about? I'd like to compare it to understand better.
    hm_halloon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe said in an interview that it was a sort of play on a the Neil Young song The Man Needs a Maid and how by touring she begain to understand what he ment by the song.
    contralegemon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThanks a lot, contralegem! Merci beaucoup!
    hm_halloon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEmily talked about this before, and though she was vague in her description (of course!) I still can form a little interpretation based off her words.
    I think that Emily is talking about the relationship a man has with his wife, and how she longs for that relationship, but as she can't obtain it, she feels like she wants a maid... or something...
    mistterpickleon July 22, 2007   Link

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