"Nude as the News" as written by and Marshall Cat Power....
I still have a flame gun
For the cute cute cute ones

And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On a tight ship

I still have a flame gun
For the cute ones
To burn out all your tricks
And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On a very tight ship

And I know
That in the cold light
There's a very big man
There's a very big man
Leading us into
Temptation

Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me
Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me

And he's related to you
He's related to you
He is waiting to meet you

He's related to you
He's related to you
He is dying to meet you

Backhand, role reversal
Where is someone
Backhand, reversible roles
I know there's someone

I still have a flame gun
For the cute ones
To burn out all your tricks
And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On such a tight ship

And I know that in the cold light
Is a very big man
Leading us into
Temptation

Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me
Jackson, Jesse, I've got the son in me

And he's related to you
He's related to you
He is waiting to meet you

He's related to you
He's related to you
He is dying to meet you

He's related to you, he's related to you
He's related to you, he's nude as the news

Nude as the news, nude as the news, nude as the news
All over, all over, all over, all over, all over, all over, all over you


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"Nude as the News" as written by Cat Power Marshall

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  • +2
    General CommentIs that reverend Jesse Jackson? He knocked her up? Who would of thought.
    bbuchsbaon July 26, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere's a great interview. She tells about her abortion and of course about the song :)

    findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_7_37/ai_n20525074/…
    Xmas Cakeon January 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, BnSwiss, what is your interpretation of the song? Care to take a gamble with the meaning of it? Confusing song, but fascinating. I would guess that "nude as the news" is that his ways are exposed. I can only guess that he's attracted to others ("tempted") when he has someone in his life, and that at times he wonders if she could be doing the same wrongs. Jessee is a public man (supposedly a leader) but he's a liar who cannot hide what he does.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon August 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea... but I love this song.
    anemic_knifeprtyon September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh. haha. i always thought it was 'sun'. it just doesn't make sense to be about being pregnant. my band used to make fun of me because i was all about covering this song. and they would say i was pregnant just to be mean. but i'm like. NO. i love her. she's amazing. i'm happy you guys do too.
    metalhearton October 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow can anyone not love this song? or even not love Cat Power. I keep trying to buy this album but people keep buying it before me. I am angst.
    woodwellon May 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWasn't it revealed that Jesse Jackson has some kind of illegitimate love-child, right about the time this song came out? I always thought that's what it's about.
    DevastatorJr.on February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits actually about a reverse abortion. jackson jesse- jesse jackson- did i blow your mind?
    keifrieon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about prejudice against abortion.
    ambiguous90on October 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about prejudice against abortion.
    ambiguous90on October 18, 2005   Link

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