"Only Women Bleed" as written by Alice Cooper and Dick Wagner....
Man's got his woman to take his seed
He's got the power - oh
She's got the need
She spends her life through pleasing up her man
She feeds him dinner or anything she can

She cries alone at night too often
He smokes and drinks and don't come home at all
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed

Man makes your hair gray
He's your life's mistake
All you're really lookin' for is an even break

He lies right at you
You know you hate this game
He slaps you once in a while and you live and love in pain

She cries alone at night too often
He smokes and drinks and don't come home at all
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed

Black eyes all of the time
Don't spend a dime
Clean up this grime
And you there down on your knees begging me please come
Watch me bleed

Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed
Only women bleed


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"Only Women Bleed" as written by Alice Cooper Richard Wagner

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  • +2
    General CommentThis one is about abuse towards women.
    Jakeblackon June 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow could you mention Nickelback along with Alice Cooper? They don't even compare. I love how this song how so many possibilities.
    Nolesy101on July 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAliceCooperChick: a wimpy prelude to a Nickleback song? Nickleback?? Isn't that the band with the frontman who sounds like he's constipated? The made-for-commercial-radio-to-play-25-times-a-day, sickly melodramatic, prefabricated-especially-for-the-35+-year-old-female-demographic band Nickleback? You mean THAT Nickleback?

    Anyhoo... one of AC's (many) best.
    monkeyfishfrogon July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's quite obviously about domestic abuse but my dumbarse friend, who obviously never looked at the lyrics thought it was about periods!!!
    paulothemanioon May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how alice cooper feels he has threated his girlfriends.
    He feels like scum compared to her and only a woman would threat him this way through rough and tuff times.
    Hard to explain but the song isnt about domestic abuse or direct physical abuse towards women.
    Mark1on January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it has to do with his dad abusing his mother when he was young. Welcome to My Nightmare every song seems to have leaning towards his childhood
    sethynatoron July 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs paulothemanio rightly points out, this song is not about a woman's period, however, using the phrase "only women bleed" helps develop the idea that women are fragile. The metaphor could even extend to include a girl losing her virginity. These connotations reinforce the main idea of the song (domestic abuse) and evokes empathy from the listener by showing the pain and suffering that a woman faces in life.

    Truely a great song from a great album, so unstereotypically Alice Cooper that it is attributed to his covers.
    Stairwaytoheavenon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not about his father abusing his mother when he was a child. (His father was a priest if that has anything to do with it). On an interview he said it was only so that he could have something on welcome to my nightmare that contrasts with all the other songs. he was told he couldnt have an entire album about nightmare, so he wrote this 'ballad'.

    Anyway.... I love the end of this song....
    abscence_sanityon March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. Classic white trash American song. Slash played this instrumentally and Axl used to sing the first few lines of the 3rd verse as an intro to Knockin' On Heaven's Door live in concert.

    Alice rocks.
    campjeron April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like thelive version of this song on the album, "The Alice Cooper Show". It's a great ballad.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon June 03, 2007   Link

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