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Tainted Love
Gloria Jones Lyrics


Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
From the pain that you drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I've lost my light
For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you (now I run)
The tainted love you've given
I give you all a girl can give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Oh, tainted love (oh oh oh, oh oh!)
Tainted love

Now I know I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
You don't really want any love from me
To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
And who thinks love is to play
Well I'm sorry I don't play that way

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you (now I run)
The tainted love you've given
I give you all a girl can give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Oh, tainted love (oh oh oh, oh oh!)
Tainted love

Don't touch me please
I cannot stand the way you (tease!)
I love you though you hurt me so
If I do not pack my things and go (whoa oh oh!)
Tainted love, oh tainted love (whoa oh oh, oh oh!)
Tainted love, tainted love (whoa oh oh, oh oh!)
Touch me baby, tainted love (whoa oh oh, oh oh!)
Touch me baby, tainted love (whoa oh oh, oh oh!)

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Written by: Edward Cobb

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sara elizabeth SaRe

Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away, I've got to
Get away from the pain you drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And our love's not right
For I toss and turn, I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you (now I run)
The tainted love you're giving
I gave you all a girl can give you
Take not give and that's not nearly all
Tainted love (oh)
Tainted love

Now I know I've got to
Run away, I've got to
Get away, you don't really want any love from me
To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
And who think love is to play
Well I'm sorry, I don't play that way

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you (now I run)
The tainted love you're giving
I gave you all a girl can give you
Take not give and that's not nearly all
Tainted love (oh)
Tainted love

Don't touch me please
I cannot stand the way you (tease)
I know you will hurt me so
If I do not pack my things and go (oh)

Tainted love (oh)
Oh, tainted love (oh)
Tainted love, oh
Tainted love (oh)



Beth Greener

Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away, I've got to
Get away from the pain you drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I've lost my light
For I toss and turn, I can't sleep at night
Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you (Now I run)
The tainted love you're giving
I gave you all a girl can give you
Take my tears, and that's not nearly all
Tainted love (Oh)
Tainted love
Now I know I've got to
Run away, I've got to
Get away, you don't really want any love from me
To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
And who think love is to pray
Well, I'm sorry, I don't pray that way
Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you (Now I run)
The tainted love you're giving
I gave you all a girl can give you
Take my tears, and that's not nearly all
Tainted love (Oh)
Tainted love
Don't touch me, please
I cannot stand the way you (Tease)
I know you will hurt me so
If I do not pack my things and go (Oh)
Tainted love (Oh)
Oh, tainted love (Oh)
Tainted love, oh
Tainted love (Oh)
Talk about your tainted love (Oh)
Talk about your tainted love (Oh)



Kindred Mole

Some people seem to think that Gloria Jones only claim to fame is that she was Marc Bolan's girlfriend.

She was a talented singer (as is plain here) and recorded for Uptown changing the arraignment on "Tainted Love" giving her the right to be credited for writers royalties which she was unaware of at the time.

She was also a staff writer for Motown and had a Grammy nominated song "If I Were Your Woman" which of course was a million seller for Gladys Knight.

As an actress she appeared in many stage musicals, notably "Hair" where she met Marc Bolan.

Today she is a humanitarian living in Sierra Leone where she raises funds for The Marc Bolan School of Music.



sara elizabeth SaRe

Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away, I've got to
Get away from the pain you drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I've lost my light
For I toss and turn, I can't sleep at night
Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you (Now I run)
The tainted love you're giving
I gave you all a girl can give you
Take my tears, and that's not nearly all
Tainted love (Oh)
Tainted love
Now I know I've got to
Run away, I've got to
Get away, you don't really want any love from me
To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
And who think love is to pray
Well, I'm sorry, I don't pray that way
Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you (Now I run)
The tainted love you're giving
I gave you all a girl can give you
Take my tears, and that's not nearly all
Tainted love (Oh)
Tainted love
Don't touch me, please
I cannot stand the way you (Tease)
I know you will hurt me so
If I do not pack my things and go (Oh)
Tainted love (Oh)
Oh, tainted love (Oh)
Tainted love, oh
Tainted love (Oh)
Talk about your tainted love (Oh)
Talk about your tainted love (Oh)



All comments from YouTube:

kaguth

One of those songs that's been covered so many times most people don't know the original artist.

CVPI guy

Which is sad

NIGEL WILLMOTT

This, the original version is, by far the best; Soft Cell heard it at a Northern Soul night & covered it - typical of the 1980's!

NIGEL WILLMOTT

Gloria Jones' original the best version; soft cell heard it at a northern soul night & covered it - so typical of the 1980's.

David Bolz - Gestaltung D. B.

same here, only knew the 80s version. Now discovered it in a Northern Soul playlist <3

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Jose Luis Avila

Ive never heard this before. I love this. Also this song sounds like it should be in a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Dolapo Kukoyi

damn!!!!!!!!! you are spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David Bolz - Gestaltung D. B.

@randolph trenchtrousers yeah but his early movies are brill.

David Bolz - Gestaltung D. B.

@dwinnera thx!

David Bolz - Gestaltung D. B.

it's in my personal movie, me being the hurt lover going berserk to it playing.

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