"What It Is About Men" as written by Felix Howard, Paul Watson, Amy Winehouse, Gordon Williams, Wilburn Cole, Donovan Jackson, Earl Smith, Luke Smith and Delroy Cooper....
Understand once he was a family man
So surely I would never, ever go through it first hand
Emulate all the shit my mother hated
I can't help but demostrate my Freudian fate
My alibi for taking your guy
History repeats itself, it fails to die
And animal agression is my downfall
I don't care 'bout what you got I want it all

It's bricked up in my head, it's shoved under my bed
And I question myself again: what is it 'bout men?
My destructive side has grown a mile wide
And I question myself again: what is it 'bout men?

It's bricked up in my head, it's shoved under my bed
And I question myself again: what is it 'bout men?
My destructive side has grown a mile wide
And I question myself again: what is it 'bout men?


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"What Is It About Men" as written by Jackson Donovan Chris Delroy

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, CALDERWOOD, INC., DUCHAMP, INC, MISSING LINK MUSIC, NW ROYALTY CONSULTING, LLC.

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    General Comment"I can't help but demostrate my Freudian fate
    My alibi for taking your guy
    history repeats itself, it fails to die"

    she's saying even though she tried her "all the shit my mother hated" and not have to go through it, she ended up going through exactly what her mother did, by going for a man like her father...
    missmeon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYup exactly right missme. It's about her dad having an affair. Then it happened to Amy. Sad, but good song.
    candy.cloudson March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about her, as much as it is about a cheating guy. She's sleeping with a bloke who's married, and she hates that he's doing this to his wife, while at the same time realising that she's just as bad; she's doing to this woman what her father and his lover did to her mother.

    The Freudian fate thing, I think, is brilliant; she's just doing the same thing her father did because she's screwed up...

    It's like the guy said in the intro to the deluxe edition of Frank, she could just as easily be singing "What it is about me" rather than "What it is about men", she'd just rather not blame herself; she'd have to hate herself then.
    Eponymous Economiston July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this one. Think its meaning is pretty clear; she grew up with a crappy father who I'm interpreting cheated on her mother or something equally shitty. She talks about her you'd think this would deter her from bad men, and bad relationship behaviour but her "Freudian fate" means she finds herself pursuing equally unhealthy and immoral relationships in the form of sleeping with a taken guy - this is her "destructive side" which has "grown a mile wide" and become a really dysfunctional routine form of behaviour for her - she can't stay away from the lure of the immorality of it all; "animal aggression is my downfall"
    obstacle2on August 29, 2016   Link

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