Mr. Big - Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy - Meaning of the song
Written by the band with help from their songwriting cohort Andre Pessis, this swaggering rocker finds lead singer Eric Martin letting a girl know that he's there to fulfill her desires: When your body needs salvation I'll be your tender touch I'll take all the love you give me And give you twice as much The Lothario in Mr. Big was their bass player, Billy Sheehan. He wrote the lyrics based on his many encounters with adoring female fans, and Martin reworked them a bit. "This was early '90s, so it was a little on the 'cock rock' side. But I wrote it about his conquests: I'll be your daddy, your brother, lover, little boy, I'll be all those kind of characters for you."
Guitarist Paul Gilbert used an electric drill to play the song's solo, and replicated this feat in concert, where it was always a crowd-pleaser. The drill was fitted with a special three-sided pick that was attached to the bit. By activating the drill, he could pick the strings at hyperspeed, creating a very unusual sound. The phallic imagery of the drill also went with the song's lyrical content.
Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy - Lyrics
If you're a red hot fire cracker I will light your fuse If you cry like a little girl I'll dry your baby blues When you need a man of action I'm ready to make my move Like a shotgun shot, Johnny on the spot There's nothing I can't do Everything you're looking for You can find in me I'll be anything you want Anyone you need I'll be your daddy, your brother, your lover and your little boy. When your body needs salvation I'll be your tender touch I'll take all the love you give me And give you twice as much When we get undercover And do the horizontal mile I'm in the mood to answer to your call of the wild Everything you're looking for You can find in me I'll be anything you want Anyone you need Everything you're looking for Anything that you want and more I'll be your daddy, you brother, your lover and your little boy