Satin sheets = rich apparently?
February 19, 2008 5:37 AM   Subscribe

Sure I've got money, but what I really want is cock.

I would like to make a mix CD of songs with that message. There seems to be quite a few country (and other genres as well) songs about rich women who aren't happy because what they really need is something money can't buy: a deep dickin' (or possibly love, but that is a less fun interpretation). It is most dirtily expressed in Johnny Paycheck's Slide off Your Satin Sheets, which goes "Slide off of your satin sheets, slip into your long soft mink, You know where to find my door, and I know what you're crying for" [spoiler alert: it's cock]. There is also Satin Sheets: "I've found another man, Who can give more than you can, Though you've given me everything money can buy, But your money can't hold me tight, Like he does on a long, long night, You know you didn't keep me satisfied." Finally, there is Little Rock: "Well I'm married to the good life, I said I'd be a good wife, When I put on this ring, I drive a new Mercedes, I play tennis with the ladies, I buy all the finer things, But all that don't mean nothing, When you can't get a good nights loving."

Those are all I can think of with this specific theme. There are lots of other songs about love being more important than money (She Chose the Moon Over Georgia, Better Class of Losers, If You Ain't Lovin' Then You Ain't Livin'), and there may be songs with this message in other genres (Rich Girl, some crap by the Eagles) but I would really like to make a mix CD of country songs with the theme of those three. So, can you think of any other songs with that message? Thanks for your help.
posted by ND¢ to Media & Arts (17 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
The annoying little earworm "That don't impress me much" by Shania Twain?
posted by jozxyqk at 5:40 AM on February 19, 2008


I guess I should specify, pre-Garth country.
posted by ND¢ at 5:43 AM on February 19, 2008


(I Got Everything I Need) Almost, by Downchild Blues Band, though it's not country.
posted by roombythelake at 5:46 AM on February 19, 2008


Johnny Cash:

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

There's a story in our town
Of the prettiest girl around
Golden hair and eyes of blue
How those eyes could flash at you (How those eyes could flash at you)
Boys hung 'round her by the score
But she loved the boy next door who worked at the candy store
(Dream on, dream on teenage queen prettiest girl we've ever seen)

She was tops in all they said
It never once went to her head
She had everything it seems
Not a care, this teenage queen (Not a care, this teenage queen)
Other boys could offer more
But she loved the boy next door who worked at the candy store
(Dream on, dream on teenage queen you should be a movie queen)

He would marry her next spring
Saved his money, bought a ring
Then one day a movie scout
Came to town to take her out (Came to town to take her out)
Hollywood could offer more
So she left the boy next door working at the candy store
(Dream on, dream on teenage queen see you on the movie screen)

Very soon she was a star
Pretty house and shiny car
Swimming pool and a fence around
But she missed her old home town (But she missed her old home town)
All the world was at her door
All except the boy next door who worked at the candy store
(Dream on, dream on teenage queen saddest girl we've ever seen)

Then one day the teenage star
Sold her house and all her cars
Gave up all her wealth and fame
Left it all and caught a train (Left it all and caught a train)
Do I have to tell you more
She came back to the boy next door who worked at the candy store


(Now this story has some more, you'll hear it all at the candy store)
posted by availablelight at 5:50 AM on February 19, 2008


(The "deep dickin'" you're looking for is only implied, of course)
posted by availablelight at 5:51 AM on February 19, 2008


Charlie Pride: Crystal Chandelier

Conway Twitty: Tight Fitting Jeans
posted by zabuni at 6:01 AM on February 19, 2008


Yes exactly. I heard Crystal Chandelier last week and meant to add it to my list, and I have on there "Tiger in those tight fitting jeans?" but hadn't looked it up yet to find a copy of it. Thanks.
posted by ND¢ at 6:04 AM on February 19, 2008


probaby close enough:

Waylon Jennings, The Door Is Always Open

Saw your picture in the paper and i see you married good
And i know that he can give you all the things i never could
But i know that he can't give you what you need most of all
So the door is always open,and the lights on in the hall
Yes the door is always open and the lights on in the hall
And you know that i'll be waiting,if you ever come to call
When night falls on that mansion and you're lying in his bed
When he begs you for attention,will you think of me instead
When he reaches out to touch you,is your face turned to the wall
Well the door is always open,and the lights on in the hall
posted by mrmarley at 6:17 AM on February 19, 2008


There was a rap song by a woman (women?) called "Don't Need No Short Dick Man" a few years ago.
posted by 45moore45 at 7:07 AM on February 19, 2008


I had "Tight Fittin Jeans" ready before I even read the thread, it's perfect.

I'd argue that the Eagles' "Lyin' Eyes" is absolutely country, and the lyrics fit:

A rich old man
And she won't have to worry
She'll dress up all in lace and go in style

Late at night a big old house gets lonely
I guess every form of refuge has its price
And it breaks her heart to think her love is
Only given to a man with hands as cold as ice


Travis Tritt's "Country Club" works:

You look so invitin', thought it might be excitin'
For a woman with a limousine
To go bouncin around, in a beat up truck
With a man in worn out jeans
It's five o'clock before Friday night
Here's where the fun begins
So don't worry 'bout your reputation
Cause you can tell all your friends

posted by pineapple at 7:21 AM on February 19, 2008


A Poor Man's Roses (or a Rich Man's Gold), sung by Patsy Cline.

I must make up my mind today
What to have, what to hold
A poor man's roses
Or a rich man's gold

One's as wealthy as a king in a palace
Tho' he's callous and cold
He may learn to give his heart for love
Instead of buyin' it with gold

Then the poor man's roses
And the thrill when we kiss
Will be memories of paradise
That I'll never miss

And yet the hand that brings the rose tonight
Is the hand I will hold
For the rose of love means more to me
More than any rich man's gold
posted by Ironmouth at 7:40 AM on February 19, 2008


On the flip side you could have songs about "small cats".
posted by stbalbach at 8:06 AM on February 19, 2008


Seconding "Lyin' Eyes."
posted by astruc at 8:16 AM on February 19, 2008


Pulp, off the Different Class album, the songs I Spy and Live Bed Show
posted by Sara Anne at 9:08 AM on February 19, 2008


Uhh, maybe Akinyele - Put It In Your Mouth?

Short Dick Man is by 20 Fingers
posted by Verdandi at 9:36 AM on February 19, 2008


I don't know how "country" Glitter and Gold is, but that's the basic message.
posted by klangklangston at 12:09 PM on February 19, 2008


You could make a case for Donna Fargo's Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.

On the other hand, listening to it you could make a case that she must have been on some wonderful drugs...
posted by Robert Angelo at 1:23 PM on February 19, 2008


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