Celebrities don't usually discuss PMS or PMDD, though it's inevitable that some must have it. Interesting, we do tend to hear about their marital problems, their addictions, and sometimes their depression or other mental health problems. Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia of Star Wars fame, and Owen Wilson are two notable exceptions.
But any woman who has dealt with PMS and PMDD owes a debt of gratitude to Dolly Parton for recording, performing, and popularizing the song "PMS Blues." Better known for her big platinum hair, her Southern style, and her buxom figure, Dolly Parton also appears to either be personally acquainted with PMS depression and PMS suffering, or to have a great deal of sympathy for women who do have PMS symptoms such as PMS depression, PMS Blues, and perhaps even PMDD.
We offer our appreciation here for Dolly Parton's PMS Blues by reprinting the lyrics. In addition to the PMS Depression and PMDD links above, you can also check out our PMDD Causes and PMS Depression Treatment articles. That last link includes a YouTube video of Dolly Parton performing PMS Blues.
Eve you wicked woman, you done put your curse on me
Why didn't you just leave that apple hangin' in the tree
You make us hate our husbands, our lovers and our boss
Why I can't even count the good friends I've already lost
Cause of PMS blues, PMS blues
I don't even like myself, but it's something I can't help
I got those God almighty, slap somebody PMS blues
Most times I'm easy going, some say I'm good as gold
But when I'm PMS I tell ya, I turn mean and cold
Those not afflicted with it are affected just the same
You poor old men didn't have to grin and say "I feel your pain"
PMS blues, PMS blues
You know you must forgive us for we care not what we do
I got those can't stop crying, dishes flying PMS blues
But you know we can't help it
We don't even know the cause
But as soon as this part's over, then comes the menopause
Oh, Lord, Oh, Lord
We're going to always be a heap of fun
Like the devil taking over my body, suffering, suffering, suffering
Everybody's suffering, huh?
But a woman had to write this song, a man would be scared to
Lest he be called a chauvinist or just fall victim to
Those PMS blues
You know we'd kill for less than that PMS blues
You don't want to cross my path
Cause a pitbull ain't no match
For these teeth a clenchin', fluid retention
Head a swellin', can't stop yellin' Got no patience, I'm so hateful
PMS blues, premenstrual syndrome
Got those moods a swingin', tears a slingin'
Nothin' fits me when it hits me
Rantin', ravin', misbehavin' PMS blues
It's the only time in my life I ever think about wishing I'd been a man
But you know that only means one thing
If I'd have been a man, I'd be somewhere right this very minute
With some old cranky, naggin', raggin' hateful woman
With those old PMS blues PMS blues
I don't want to talk about it, we both could do without it
Got those treat your kids bad, don't you talk back