Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Brick House; The Commodores

“Brick House” is a song composed by the funk group The Commodores. How can we find in Songfacts.com and Wikipedia, it was created in 1977 by chance: The Commodores were in the studio, and between one recording and another, while they tunned the instruments, the bassist Ronald LaPread, “began jamming with his guitar and came up with the now famous bass line that begins the song and runs throughout it”. Then the other members of the band began to accompany him with their instruments. They lacked the lyrics, so the vocalist William King (I thought Lionel Ritchie was the lead singer*) disposed himself to write it. However, King fell asleep and his wife Shirley Hanna-King composed these famous lines while he rested. Only a few years later they discovered that she was the songwriter, because William took the “Brick House” lyrics to the studio as if he were the author!

The term “brick house” comes from the slang “she is built like a brick shit house” which means that she is a voluptuous woman, with a strong sex appeal, like the brick houses are strong compared to the wooden houses.

The whistling is at the very beginning and, unfortunately, it is not the protagonist of the song. :P

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* Does anyone know what he did in The Commodores?

She's a brick house
Mighty might just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
The lady's stacked and that's a fact,
ain't holding nothing back.

She's a brick house
She's the one, the only one,
who's built like a amazon
We're together everybody knows,
and here's how the story goes.

She knows she got everything
a woman needs to get a man, yeah.
How can she lose with what she use
36-24-36, what a winning hand!


The clothes she wears, the sexy ways,
make an old man wish for younger days
She knows she's built and knows how to please
Sure enough to knock a man to his knees


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