Song Lyric Sunday – No Way

This post is inspired by Song Lyric Sunday

This week, the prompt is “no.”

Which brings to mind one of my favorite singer/songwriter/musicians…
Bonnie Raitt…who I have had the privilege of seeing perform several times over the years. Always amazing.

She did not write the following song, but did record a memorable version on her Nine Lives album, released in 1986.

It is also included on “The Bonnie Raitt Collection” which I own.
In the liner notes she describes “No Way To Treat A Lady”…

“As a Bryan Adams fan, I was really glad when I got a hold of this song. I sing a lot of songs for women who’ve ‘had it,’ and this is a powerful dose of that feeling. Michael Landau’s guitar playing has been the secret punch to a lot of great records and he really makes this one for me.”

The song was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.

 

Lyrics:

You can please me
You can sweet talk and lead me on
But believe me
Won’t be long till I’m catchin’ on
Now you left me here with nothing
And you put my love on hold
Well there must be something behind your eyes
Because I believe every lie you told

That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a woman in love
That ain’t no way to treat a lady
I could of sworn that you’d had enough

So you leave me
Well I’m lonely and in despair
It intrigues me
How you don’t really seem to care
Well I ain’t here for nothing
And my love doesn’t come that cheap
I’ll hold you to all your promises baby
If I could find one you meant to keep

That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a woman in love
That ain’t no way to treat your baby
That ain’t no way to treat, to treat a woman in love

You can tease me
You can sweet talk and lead me on
But believe me
Won’t be long till I’m catchin’ on
Well I ain’t here for nothing
And my love doesn’t come that cheap
I’ll hold you to all your promises
If I could find one you meant to keep

That ain’t no way to treat a lady
That ain’t no way to treat a woman in love
That ain’t no way to treat your baby
That ain’t no way to treat a woman in love
A woman in love

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