Cat Stevens - Hard Headed Woman




Cat Stevens was just 22 when this song was released, but he had been a celebrity in the UK since his first songs were released at age 18, and he had been though the ringer with love. His most notable relationship was with the actress "Patti D'Arbanville," subject of "Lady D'Arbanville" from his previous album, Mona Bone Jakon.


Stevens has never linked D'Arbanville to this song or commented on her hard headedness, but it seems she left him with a clear idea of what kind of woman would be best for him.


Stevens isn't the first to sing about a hard headed woman. Elvis Presley had a #1 hit with a song of that title in 1958. Elvis' song is very different though. In that one, he sings about the hard headed women from biblical times (like Delilah and Jezebel) who have been the ruin of soft hearted men.






Lyrics


I'm looking for a hard headed woman

One who will take me for myself

And if I find my hard headed woman

I will need nobody else, no, no, no


I'm looking for a hard headed woman

One who will make me do my best

And if I find my hard headed woman

I know the rest of my life will be blessed

Yes, yes, yes


I know a lot of fancy dancers

People who can glide you on a floor

They move so smooth but have no answers, wo

When you ask them "What are you come here for?"

"I don't know" "Why?"


I know many fine feathered friends

But their friendliness depends on how you do

They know many sure fired ways

To find out the one who pays

And how you do


I'm looking for a hard headed woman

One who will make me feel so good

And if I find my hard headed woman

I know my life will be as it should

Yes, yes, yes


I'm looking for a hard headed woman

One who will make me do my best

And if I find my hard headed woman