Only Women Bleed (5:46)

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Only Women Bleed is 5th song from the album Welcome to my Nightmare.
It was written by the musicians Alice Cooper and Dick Wagner and is a ballad about a woman in an abusive marriage.
It is one of Cooper’s biggest hits, reaching #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1975. It was the first of several ballad releases by Cooper that got into the top 20.

The single was released prior to the release of Welcome to My Nightmare in the US as a shortened version of the song, and was alternatively titled “Only Women” (perhaps the omission of the word “bleed” was done in an effort to have the release appeal to a wider market audience). The single version of the song featured more orchestral parts than the album version.
Guns N’ Roses (who featured Cooper on their 1991 song “The Garden”) used to play this song in concert as an intro to “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”.
The song was featured on the soundtrack to Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween.


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Man got his woman to take his seed
He got the power, oh, she got the need
She spends her life through pleasing up her man
She feeds him dinner or anything she can

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    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • PirateDolly13

    what an amazing song. breaks my heart

    10 Aug 2014 Reply

    OMG! I love this tune! It is truth for so many woman :-( I have been very lucky in my life I will not put up with that! Everyone has their story and I am so sorry for those who think they are not worthy. I love Alice for bringing out the truth of what goes on behind closed doors for you ladies that are not being treated right.! I too know there are great men out there. Just Know you are worthy. <3

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • vinman07

    Ladies.. there are some GOOD MEN out there! Great song.

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
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    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • chazzthespazz

    Good song, but how did I get here from KMFDM?

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • michelas68

    The great old Man of Rock!Cult!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • MIKEH3875

    damn good ballad,mother of all rock ballads

    13 Oct 2012 Reply


    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • r-iman

    Man i can remeber sitting in the basement of my mom and Dad's house just listening to this great song. By the way it is about woman being abused!! Man he can tell so story about the worst things and make the best music from it.

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • googbyestrang

    love it

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DarkSteisy

    I always sing when I listen to it.

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • turtle1970

    ill dedicate this to my ex i hope your happy with your short

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Irlandese64

    It most certainly IS a song about spousal abuse, cog4fun. Go read the lyrics before you try correcting the older folks here.

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Johnny_D

    the mother of rock ballads

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ravaging0

    such a bland song, why was this a hit?

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • cog4fun

    Hey dark side - not about abuse - about monthly cycles! Alice rocks - best concert ever!

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    great song about spousal abuse

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
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