From the recording AIN'T AFRAID TO MESS UP MY HAIR
I've probably had about 8 or 9 cuts on this song, but I still prefer Cathryn's version over all of them. I was aiming for Tanya Tucker when I wrote it, and at the time, everybody who was producing a "tough" female singer wanted to record it.
AIN’T AFRAID TO MESS UP MY HAIR
I’M A STREET SMART SWEETHEART TOUGH BUT TENDER
ON A GOOD NIGHT I’M A WALKING FENDER BENDER
AND I SHOOT FROM THE HIP AND I DON’T TAKE NO LIP
UNLESS I’M KISSIN’ ON MY MAN..
I’M A FULL-TIME FELINE PUSSYCAT AND LION
I PURR LIKE A PERSIAN TIL THE FUR STARTS FLYIN’
IF YOU GET MY DANDER UP OH THAT’S WHEN I GET ROUGH
OH GIRL YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND..
THAT I AIN’T AFRAID TO ROLL UP MY SLEEVES, BREAK A NAIL
OR GET MY SKIRT DIRTY, FLIRTY LADY WITH YOUR SWEET TALKIN
KEEP WALKIN’..YOU MESS WITH MY MAN, YOU BEST BEWARE
I AIN’T AFRAID TO MESS UP MY HAIR..
I’M A GOOD FUN HOMESPUN ONE MAN WOMAN
AND I KNOW WHAT’S MINE I CAN HOLD MY OWN AND
I DON’T FOLD WITHOUT A FIGHT, IF I BELIEVE I’M RIGHT
YOU BEST BE LEAVIN’ WHILE YOU CAN…