Martha Say Lyrics

by John Mellencamp

Martha says 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
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 says 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
And do it with a conversation walking down the hall
Man, now ain't that the truth 'cause I saw her take a bite out
Some macho dude laying some corn ball line on her last night 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

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 says 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

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 stinking man
Making no decisions for her