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What Do You Want the Boy to Do?
Bonnie Raitt Lyrics


So you think the man is crazy
He eats up your lies
Like they're good for him
Apple pie, he don't even cry

He's not a fool
He's just tryin' to do
What his heart says to
To love you

As you take to the wind
To the wind again my friend
As he breaks down within
Within, within, within

He waits for you patiently
Hopin' that one day you'll see
That all he really wants to be
Is yours and yours alone eternally

What do you want the boy to do?
Don't you see you're breaking the child in two?
What do you want the boy to do?
All he really wants is you

He knows what you are
Still he'll be up game
Saved the world today
(You know better)
You don't go around him

Now and then you promise
All the way out things that you're gonna get
You will see, you will be
So damn glad that you finally found him

As he watches you come and go
Or you show
As he watched you promise a zero
Zero, zero, zero

He waits for you patiently
Hopin' that one day you'll see
That all he really wants to be
Is yours and yours alone eternally

What do you want the boy to do?
Don't you see you're breaking the child in two?
What do you want the boy to do?
Don't you see that you're breaking the child in two?

What do you want the boy to do?
Don't you see that you're breaking the child in two?
What do you want the boy to do?
Don't you see that you're breaking the child in two?

What do you want the boy to do?
Don't you see that you're breaking the child in two?
(You're breaking the child in two)
What do you want the boy to do?

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Allen Toussaint

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Comments from YouTube:

Gebbaro Deluca

Excellent version of classic Allen Toussant tune. Bonnie Raitt rocks it. One of her best lps.

Sojouner

Hell, wish I could sing half as good as her I'd be living Heaven on Earth! #BonnieRaitt

MrFreshleMania

I need to learn how to Karaoke this song.

SkipperbySkip

Hook sounds like "Everybody Plays the Fool" by Main Ingredient.

Joe Langford

My first Bonnie Raitt album, and still my favorite. This song's gender role reversal is the greatest.

dmanLVN

Bonnie is a legend and she provokes thought. And many times it's pro men, and many times women. It's almost as if we're all the same race..... human. What do you want the boy to do???? And remember, then it's on you....... AMAZING SONG!!!

MsLaurN

The first Bonnie Raitt album I purchased. Every other album followed, and concerts at UM with Sippie Wallace. Love Bonnie and her music

Sandy Chulik

Remember that well.

city zen

What Do You Want the Boy to Do by Bonnie Raitt was written by Allen Toussaint and was first released by Allen Toussaint in 1975. Bonnie Raitt released it on .HOME PLATE...

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