"Back Door Man" as written by and Willie Dixon....
Wha, yeah!, c'mon, yeah, yeah, c'mon, yeah
I'm a back door man, I'm a back door man
The men don't know, but the little girl understand

Hey, all you people that tryin' to sleep
I'm out to make it with my midnight dream, yeah
'Cause I'm a back door man, the men don't know
But the little girls understand, all right, yeah

You men eat your dinner, eat your pork and beans
I eat more chicken, than any man ever seen, yeah, yeah
I'm a back door man, wha, the men don't know
But the little girl understand

Well, I'm a back door man
I'm a back door man
Whoa, baby, I'm a back door man
The men don't know
But the little girls understand


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"Back Door Man" as written by Willie Dixon

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  • +6
    General Commentno, thats not what the song is about. the doors didnt even write this song. and back door man didnt mean that back then. it meant a man that came around and slept with other mens wives
    smashthestateon July 04, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Commentthe pork and beans and chicken thing is a metaphor

    the men are getting pork and beans because that's a cheap easy supper, ie, they're wives aren't putting anything into it, if you catch my meaning

    the narrator on the other hand is getting chicken, which takes considerably more effort
    TheFranzFerdinandon March 02, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentTheFranzFerdinand is correct about the original meaning of the "pork and beans" vs. "more chicken than any man ever seen". That's a classic poor rural Southern black blues cultural reference, in that the Back Door Man is bragging about many housewives he's gotten to short-change their husbands out of the good meat with their dinner because they like him better. The concept of somebody "getting the best" of your wife is a similar idea, in that the Back Door Man is bragging about how he gets the best food and the best sex from any lonely housewife he wants. "Eating chicken", is, of course, also a blues double entendre for cunnilingus.

    Also: "little girl" is just a Southern blues term of endearment for whatever chickie he's banging that day. It does not actually mean a child. Duh. "The men don't know, but the little girl understand" means literally that in his experience, the husband is generally clueless to his presence, but the lonely housewives ALL understand what HE'S all about when they meet him.

    The whole song is just a big brag, basically. "I'm the stud who your wife's fucking while you're at work, I do it all the time, she likes me more than you, I ate all your good food and snuck out the back door and you're too stupid to do anything about it."
    Bullzeyeon April 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is an old blues song by Willie Dixon.
    A back door man helps women cheat on their men,
    undetected by neighbors who can see the front door.

    Choice of song may have double meaning.
    maharishion January 10, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOh good Lord, people trying to read WAY too much into this song! its just about a guy who slips in the back door and bangs married women. thats it. end of story. no anal sex, no crossdressing. sheesh!
    hangwire13on January 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's a song written by and old blues man so it cant have anything to do with Jim's fondness of anal sex ... unless he decided to cover the song as a sort of pun. But the song was originally about a man sneaking in the back door to have sex with women. Thats it.
    myxomatosison March 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaharishi has it spot on - a backdoor man is an adulterer who sneaks in and out of the backdoor (of the woman's house) to have sex with her and go undetected. A Willie Dixon classic.
    chrisb1on February 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove this song. I could listen to the doors all day long!! it's an addiction
    plug1on March 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdefinitely not about doing it up the bum
    supersoakeron February 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey everyone knows there are two meanings of that, why would anyone make fun of the doors, they rock.
    pollockon July 31, 2002   Link

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