Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Cruel to Be Kind
by Nick Lowe

Oh I can't take another heartache
Though you say you're my friend, I'm at my wit's end
You say your love is bonafide, but that don't coincide
With the things that you do
And when I ask you to be nice, you say

You've gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right measure
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you, baby
(You've gotta be cruel)
You gotta be cruel to be kind

Well I do my best to understand dear
But you still mystify and I want to know why
I pick myself up off the ground
To have you knock me back down, again and again
And when I ask you to explain, you say

You've gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right measure
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you, baby
(You've gotta be cruel)
You gotta be cruel to be kind

Well I do my best to understand dear
But you still mystify and I want to know why
I pick myself up off the ground
To have you knock me back down, again and again
And when I ask you to explain, you say

You've gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right measure
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you baby
(You've gotta be cruel)
You gotta be cruel to be kind

(Cruel to be kind), oh in the right measure
(Cruel to be kind), it's a very very very good sign
(Cruel to be kind), it means that I love you, baby
(You've gotta be cruel)
You gotta be cruel to be kind

(Cruel to be kind), oh in the right measure
(Cruel to be kind), yes it's a very very very good sign
(Cruel to be kind), it means that I love you, baby
(You've gotta be cruel)
You gotta be cruel to be kind

(Cruel to be kind), oh in the right measure
(Cruel to be kind), yes it's a very very very good sign
(Cruel to be kind), it means that I love you

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Ian Robert Gomm, Nicholas Orain Lowe

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Comments from YouTube:

Classicrocker6119

I was 17 when first hearing this track on the radio in August of 1979. Almost 40 years later it still sounds awesome!!

booger12350

🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

Joseph Valenzuela

I was only 9. LOVE this song!!!

just me WFO still

Same here man totally old classic and I'm 48 now..

Sabrina Messenger

Totally agree. I was 18 in 1979.

Fernando Sor

@aderek79 who knows. Maybe you were some kind of musical critic prodigy at 2 months.

21 More Replies...

Brendan O'Halloran

The only thing this song is missing, 1. a dancing pig from the revolutionary era , and Eliot Waugh ...... any Magicians out there?

Aldeci Allyson

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

robert brunelle

and covert 19

anonimuso

I honestly can say that I had never heard this song before, which is weird because I'm very much into classic rock/blues and anything from before 1980.

More Comments

More Videos