"Hoochie Woman" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
Hoochie Woman
Hoochie Woman
Hoochie Woman
Hoochie Woman

I wasn't thinking
My head was in the book
His hands were on her everywhere
I saw his face I dropped my coffee
He's cheating on me with a Hoochie Woman

Ooo hoo hoo you can
Keep your Hoochie
Ooo hoo hoo
And the bank accounts
Cause boy I bring home the Bacon
I said boys I bring home the Bacon now

I went to work and the office girls
Were all burning their poetry
It wasn't good
But in the neighborhood
Now they're all just a
Hoochie Woman

He called me up
And said "she has needs"
I said "you'll find 'em
On Barney's fourth floor"
He said "I need a loan"
(I said) "that's not a problem
You better keep this from you
Hoochie Woman"


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"Hoochie Woman" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General CommentI really love this song.

    To me, she caught her man cheating on her, but realized she didn't need him. She "brings home the bacon"... as seen when he asks for a loan to buy his new woman stuff!! Let's hope the new woman doesn't find out he doesn't have what it takes. ;)

    The part I don't get is:


    I went to work and the office girls
    were all burning their poetry
    It wasn't good but in the neighborhood
    now they're all just hoochie women

    Hrm... Maybe I'm too much of a literal person...
    DaftPenguuon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I understand it's not actually about the relationship between a man and a woman, but more a comment on the way record companies screw people over.
    poetic-tormenton June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is fucking awesome. I don't really care what it's about. I absolutely love it.
    kateuson September 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"went to work and the office girls
    were all burning their poetry
    It wasn't good but in the neighborhood
    now they're all just hoochie women"

    My interpretation of that is all the other girls in the office are concentrating too much on their men (girls write poetry about relationships, etc etc) and so they're all hoochie women.

    I think it's very much about independence, on a lot of levels.
    juzevoon October 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, would have even fit in on the Under the Pink album. This song to me, represents freedom and not needing a man to justify who you are.

    "I went to work and the office girls
    were all burning their poetry
    It wasn't good but in the neighborhood
    now they're all just hoochie women"

    To me this could mean not being romantic girls anymore, burning their romance in favor of money and material things (Barney's fourth floor). It may also mean that the majority of female musicians have stopped writing their music and have changed themselves (shallow music, sexy clothes, MTV) to appeal to the masses (to be the next Britney Spears).
    goldenthreadson February 02, 2010   Link

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