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Thread #13646   Message #113937
Posted By: Amy Livingston
13-Sep-99 - 04:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: 'Hostile to the opposite sex' songs
Subject: RE: BS: Best 'Hostile to the opposite sex' song
I quite agree with Peter T--most of the songs in "Men" seem to have been written by men who, in trying to sound sensitive, have succeeded only in writing really bad lyrics.

For sheer bitterness toward the opposite sex, I would say you can't beat the last verse of Utah Philips' "Rock Salt and Nails":

If the ladies were blackbirds and the ladies were thrushes I'd lie there for hours in the chilly cold marshes If the ladies were squirrels with high bushy tails I'd fill up my shotgun with rock salt and nails