Hard Headed Woman -
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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Well, a hard headed woman
A soft hearted man
Been the cause of trouble
Ever since the world began

Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Ever since the world began
A hard headed woman
Been a thorn in the side of man

Adam told Eve
"Listen here to me
Don't you let me catch you
Messing 'round that apple tree"

Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Ever since the world began
A hard headed woman
Been a thorn in the side of man

Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Ever since the world began
A hard headed woman
Been a thorn in the side of man

Samson told Delilah
Loud and clear
"Keep your cotton picking fingers
Out my curly hair"

Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Ever since the world began
A hard headed woman
Been a thorn in the side of man

I heard about a king
Who was doing swell
'Til he started playing
With that evil Jezebel

Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Ever since the world began
A hard headed woman
Been a thorn in the side of man

I got a woman
A head like a rock
If she ever went away
I'd cry around the clock

Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Ever since the world began
A hard headed woman
Been a thorn in the side of man



A hard headed woman
Been a thorn in the side of man

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Hard Headed Woman by Elvis Presley are a commentary on the dynamic between men and women. The song depicts the struggle between a hard-headed woman and a soft-hearted man who have been causing trouble ever since the world began. It suggests that women have been a thorn in the side of men, using examples from stories such as Adam and Eve and Samson and Delilah, to depict the historical tension between the sexes.


The song also has a personal element to it, as Elvis sings about his own experience with a woman who has a head like a rock. He remarks that if she ever left him, he would be devastated and cry around the clock. This suggests that while hard-headed women may cause trouble for men, they are also essential to their lives and they cannot imagine living without them.


Overall, the lyrics of Hard Headed Woman are a reflection on the complicated but necessary relationship between men and women, highlighting the tension and difficulties that arise from it.


Line by Line Meaning

Well, a hard headed woman
Stubborn women are often difficult to deal with


A soft hearted man
Men who are sensitive and emotional often struggle with hard headed women


Been the cause of trouble
The combination of these two types of people often leads to conflict and problems


Ever since the world began
This has been an issue for all of human history


Oh yeah (oh yeah)
This is a common refrain to emphasize the point being made


Been a thorn in the side of man
Hard headed women have always been a pain or trouble for men


Adam told Eve
A reference to the biblical story of Adam and Eve


"Listen here to me
Adam warned Eve to listen to him


Don't you let me catch you
Adam was trying to control Eve's behavior


Messing 'round that apple tree
Eve was tempted by the forbidden fruit


Samson told Delilah
Another biblical reference, to the story of Samson and Delilah


Loud and clear
Samson was very direct in his warning to Delilah


"Keep your cotton picking fingers
Samson was accusing Delilah of being controlling or manipulative


Out my curly hair"
Samson was protective of his hair, which was the source of his strength


I heard about a king
A story about a powerful man


Who was doing swell
This king was successful and doing well at first


Til he started playing
But then he made a mistake


With that evil Jezebel
He got involved with a woman who was seen as wicked or dangerous


I got a woman
The singer is talking about his own experience


A head like a rock
His woman is stubborn and difficult to influence


If she ever went away
The singer knows that he is dependent on his woman


I'd cry around the clock
He would be devastated if she left him


A hard headed woman
The song ends with a repetition of the refrain


Been a thorn in the side of man
A reminder that this has been a common problem throughout history




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Claude De Metruis

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Pat Edge

Well a hard headed woman
A soft hearted man
Been the cause of trouble
Ever since the world began
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman been
A thorn in the side of man

Now Adam told to Eve
Listen here to me
Don't you let me catch you
Messing round that apple tree
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman been
A thorn in the side of man.

Ever since the world began
A hard headed woman

Now Samson told Delilah
Loud and clear,
Keep your cotton picking fingers
Out my curly hair
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman been
A thorn in the side of man

I heard about a king
Who was doing swell
Till he started playing
With that evil Jezebel.
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side of man

I got a woman
A head like a rock
If she ever went away
I'd cry around the clock
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman, been a thorn in the side of man
A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side of man



Dante Zeno

Well a hard headed woman
A soft hearted man
Been the cause of trouble
Ever since the world began
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman been
A thorn in the side of man
Now Adam told to Eve
Listen here to me
Don't you let me catch you
Messing round that apple tree
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman been
A thorn in the side of man.
Ever since the world began
A hard headed woman
Now Samson told Delilah
Loud and clear,
Keep your cotton picking fingers
Out my curly hair
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman been
A thorn in the side of man
I heard about a king
Who was doing swell
Till he started playing
With that evil Jezebel.
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side of man
I got a woman
A head like a rock
If she ever went away
I'd cry around the clock
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman, been a thorn in the side of man
A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side of man



All comments from YouTube:

Jessica Williams

I literally instantly loved this song the moment it started. I believe this is my first time listening to this song as I am making this comment, and I will definitely be listening more and more. Happy heavenly 88th birthday to you, Elvis Presley! ❤️❤️🥳🎉🎊 01/08/2023.

nitemareman1

You should get the album Elvis Number One singles. I'm 49 now and when I was 16 years old I found it in a $1 tape bin. Bought it and took it home and put it in my walkman. By the end of it I had tears streaming down my face. Been a huge Elvis fan ever since.

Devin Moss

Such an underrated elvis song.

Alex Lun

Devin Moss I agree lmaoo

KILLBACKFIRST

my favorite....

DJ Burge

Bullshit Elvis is never underrated

Captain Quirk

@DJ Burge : Some of his songs are, and this is one of them.

the Clean gamer

You tell them DJ

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keith Brandenburg

one of the songs that prove why elvis is the king of rock n roll

Jordin

Yeah by singing everyone elses music,,,Litttle Richard is the King.Fact

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