Bitch

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A while back, I posted a music video from the guy’s perspective called “Changing,” and today I wish to share one of my all-time favorites told from a woman’s point of view.

The Grammy-nominated, “Bitch,” (Also known by its censored title, Nothing In Between.) was released in May 1997, and was the lead single from Meredith Brook’s debut album, Blurring the Edges. It peaked at number two for four weeks on the Billboard charts and was used in the 2000 film, What Women Want. Mel Gibson sings the chorus while wearing makeup and dressing in women’s tights. From then on, he’s able to hear what women want.

Lyrics follow the video.

“Bitch”

By Meredith Brooks

I hate the world today
You’re so good to me
I know but I can’t change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I’m an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet
Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you’d be so confused
I don’t envy you
I’m a little bit of everything
All rolled into one

I’m a bitch, I’m a lover
I’m a child, I’m a mother
I’m a sinner, I’m a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I’m your hell, I’m your dream
I’m nothing in between
You know you wouldn’t want it any other way

So take me as I am
This may mean
You’ll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I’m going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won’t mean a thing

I’m a bitch, I’m a lover
I’m a child, I’m a mother
I’m a sinner, I’m a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I’m your hell, I’m your dream
I’m nothing in between
You know you wouldn’t want it any other way

Just when you think, you got me figured out
The season’s already changing
I think it’s cool, you do what you do
And don’t try to save me

I’m a bitch, I’m a lover
I’m a child, I’m a mother
I’m a sinner, I’m a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I’m your hell, I’m your dream
I’m nothing in between
You know you wouldn’t want it any other way

I’m a bitch, I’m a tease
I’m a goddess on my knees
When you hurt, when you suffer
I’m your angel undercover
I’ve been numb, I’m revived
Can’t say I’m not alive
You know I wouldn’t want it any other way

Songwriters: Meredith Anne Brooks, Shelly M Peiken

 

38 thoughts on “Bitch

  1. Hey, my friend. Guys, like me, that enjoy doing exciting things for the adrenaline rush love and respect the unpredictability of women. It makes each day an adventure worthy to look forward to. Thanks for posting the song.

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  2. That is a bitchin’ song and video! I really liked it. If you want to see the latest “Bitch” video, “Hello Bitches” by CL is a K pop girl rap that has racked up 11.3 million views in the 3 months it’s been up on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o4Zj98FeX4. I really don’t care much for the song, but the dancing is pretty good and there are some nice effects in the video, and CL is like a cute Korean parody of rappers. I like Meredith’s “Bitch” much, much better than CL’s, but while I don’t have TV, I do end up keeping up with what’s going on in the pop music scene to some extent.

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  3. Hi Cathy, loved the song, added it my music collection.
    Its intriguing that a song called Bitch would be sanitised to become “Nothing in Between”.
    If you are aware of your Shakespeare the word Nothing has a particular connotation and meaning to a woman’s genitals….just saw the title and thought, goodness I wonder what Shakespeare would have thought of that??

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  4. I did not know that, Michael, haven’t read much Shakespeare. I know in the song it is mentioned she’s “nothing in between” and surmised that’s where they got the alternate title, but who knows? I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m a big music fan and love sharing a song and have others like it too.

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  5. When I first saw the title of your blog post I thought, “Mary Cathleen is writing about me.” Turns out I got to watch a really cool music video. In addition to being talented, Meredith Brooks resembles Juliette Lewis.

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