Mean Woman Blues
Elvis Presley Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

I got a woman,
Mean as she can be
I got a woman,
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

A black cat up and died of fright
'Cause she crossed his path last night
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips
Hurts so good, my heart just flips
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

The strangest gal I ever had
Never happy 'less she's mad
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

She makes love without a smile
Ooh, hot dog that drives me wild
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be




Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Elvis Presley's 'Mean Woman Blues' depict the story of the singer's troubled relationship with a woman who is just as mean and difficult as he is. The song describes the woman as someone who is not easily pleased and always looking for reasons to be angry. The singer compares her to a black cat that he believes died of fright because she crossed its path. The lyrics also describe how the woman's love is intense and passionate, but also sometimes painful, as she kisses the singer so hard that she bruises his lips. The song ends with the singer confessing that he thinks the woman is almost as mean as he is.


The song was released in 1957 as a single and later included in Elvis' soundtrack album, Loving You. 'Mean Woman Blues' was written by Claude Demetrius, who was also responsible for many of Elvis Presley's other hits, including 'Don't' and 'Hard Headed Woman'.


Line by Line Meaning

I got a woman,
The singer has a female partner.


Mean as she can be
The woman is very harsh and unkind.


I got a woman,
The singer has a female partner.


Mean as she can be
The woman is very harsh and unkind.


Sometimes I think
On some occasions, the singer believes that the woman is almost as mean as he is.


She crossed his path last night
The woman scared a black cat so much it died.


Oh, I got a woman
The singer has a female partner.


Mean as she can be
The woman is very harsh and unkind.


Sometimes I think
On some occasions, the singer believes that the woman is almost as mean as he is.


She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips
When the woman kisses, she does it so forcefully that it leaves marks.


Hurts so good, my heart just flips
The singer enjoys the pain that comes with the woman's kisses.


Oh, I got a woman
The singer has a female partner.


Mean as she can be
The woman is very harsh and unkind.


Sometimes I think
On some occasions, the singer believes that the woman is almost as mean as he is.


The strangest gal I ever had
The woman is unusual compared to other women the singer has been with.


Never happy 'less she's mad
The woman is rarely content unless she is angry.


Oh, I got a woman
The singer has a female partner.


Mean as she can be
The woman is very harsh and unkind.


Sometimes I think
On some occasions, the singer believes that the woman is almost as mean as he is.


She makes love without a smile
The woman is serious even when she is being intimate.


Ooh, hot dog that drives me wild
Despite this, the singer is still very attracted to her.


Oh, I got a woman
The singer has a female partner.


Mean as she can be
The woman is very harsh and unkind.


Sometimes I think
On some occasions, the singer believes that the woman is almost as mean as he is.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JOHN LEE HOOKER

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@user-ip9yu7lp1q

[Verse 1]I got a woman, mean as she can be
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me

[Verse 2]A black cat up and died of fright
'Cause she crossed his path last night
I got a woman, mean as she can be

[Verse 3]Kissed so hard, she bruise my lips
Hurts so good, my heart just flips
I got a woman, mean as she can be

[Verse 4]Strangest gal I ever had
Never happy unless she's mad
I got a woman, mean as she can be
Yeah, huh

[Verse 5]She makes love without a smile
Ooh, hot dog, it drives me wild
I got a woman, mean as she can be



All comments from YouTube:

@johnharris5283

The slight change of lyrics from Roy orbisons version and the way Elvis performs this song, makes it one of Elvis's best early recordings.

@jimmyhawke

This song is what rock and roll is.

@lorettahiggins5037

I've Loved this man since the day I was born,I miss him.

@marianaburgosmendez2472

How much I looove sweet bewbie Elvis’s voice😍😍🥰🙌🏻💜💜💜🎶

@fathchekarna1498

De si bon matin c'est que du bonheur, j'adore Elvis the Best forever ,tanks for sharing

@birutegrafinina968

👏👏👏Fantastic impressive song, yes!!!! Oh, yes music real miracle too!!

@chriscarlin1712

Love this song ❤ Love you Elvis Forever and Eternity ❤💯

@lynnemuller996

Love Elvis

@roberttraylor2539

@@lynnemuller996 yes I do

@nuria9436

Amen! ❤

More Comments