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Lyrics by: John Mellencamp
# Debut Chart
8 May '89 Mainstream Rock

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Martha say she don`t need no stinking man making no decisions for her. She don`t need his money, she don`t need him between the sheets, She ain`t gonna sleep on the edge of the bed for no stinking man. And that`s the way she lives `cause I saw her last night Pouring water on a drowning man in the moonlight, saying: Hi-de-hi-de-hi, brother, Hi-de-hi-de-hey now, Martha. Hi-de-hi-de-hi, sister. Say what, hey you, look out, Martha. Martha say she don`t need no revolver to shoot some idiot down. She can do it with her eyes, she can do it with her smile, She can do it with a conversation just walking down the hall. Man, now ain`t that the truth `cause i saw her take a bite out of Some macho dude laying some corn ball line on her last night, saying:


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Hi-de-hi-de-hi, brother, Hi-de-hi-de-hey now, Martha. Hi-de-hi-de-hi, sister. Say what, hey you, look out, Martha. Hi-de-hi-de-hi, brother. (Hi-de-hi-de-hi, brother.) Hi-de-hi-de-ho, sister. (Hi-de-hi-de-hi, yeah.) Hi-de-hi-de-hi. (Hi-de-hi-de-ho, yeah.) Hi-de-hi-de-hi, Martha. Say what, look out, shake it up Martha. Martha say say she ain`t changin`, no nothin` for nobody for no damn good reason. It`s the way that she wants it, it`s the way that she gets it. Well, the girl loves playing hardball, it leaves me in a no win situation saying: Hi-de-hi-de-hi, brother, Hi-de-hi-de-hey now, Martha. Hi-de-hi-de-hi, sister. Say what, hey you, look out, Martha. Repeat Martha say she don`t need no stinking man making no decisions for her.

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