8 Apr 2008
The Story Behind "The Bitch Is Back"
Bernie revealed that his then wife Maxine coined the song’s recurring phrase in response to one of Elton’s notoriously bad moods “Oh God! The bitch is back” and the song was born. The line “I can bitch cause I am better than you” is a piece of self-analyzation, relating one of Elton’s frequent temperamental “bad momentos”.
Some segments of the gay community, have taken the song as a signal of his sexuality. Recently was prohibited by government Bush to receive radio airplay due to unappropiated words.