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Appearing on the album 'Welcome to my Nightmare', "Only Women Bleed" was written by Alice Cooper and Dick Wagner. Often quoted as being 40 years ahead of it's time with the #MeToo movement and the social outcry and subsequent push towards male accountability in abusive relationships, It is a ballad about a woman in an abusive marriage. The song is often mistakenly presumed to be about menstruation, and that has limited its play on radio and in other public forums. As a single by Cooper, it was released as just "Only Women". It's perhaps his most poignant and heart felt ballad possibly with the exception of "How you gonna see me now" from 1978's 'From the Inside" album. We hope you enjoy our version.

lyrics

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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released December 2, 2020
© 1975 A Cooper/R Wagner

Jason Anderson - BASS
Chris Anthony - ACOUSTIC & LEAD GUITAR
Cindy Brown - BACKING VOCALS
Shelley Hudson - BACKING VOCALS
Dave Hudson - VOCAL
Ashley Miller - KEYBOARDS
Richard Poray - RHYTHM & LEAD GUITAR
Steven Smith - DRUMS

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Dave Hudson Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide born Songwriter and performer, writing songs about love, loss, social awareness, racial equality and multicultural inclusion. Well known cohort of Ben Ford-Davies, Tom McKnight and Ria Loof.
Hides out anywhere in South Australia. Dave writes and performs constantly.
Second album in the wings with a scheduled release of 2019. Loves Alice Cooper, John Lennon, not necessarily in that order!
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