To Be a Lover
Billy Idol Lyrics


Have I told you
Lately that I love you
If I didn't, darlin'
You see, I'm so sorry
Didn't I reach out
And hold you
In these lovin' arms
Well, if I didn't, oh baby
Well, I'm so sorry
When I realized that you need love too
Gonna spend my life makin' love to you
Got to be a lover
Have mercy

Forgot to be a lover, babe (have mercy)
Forgot to be a lover (have mercy)
Forgot to be a lover
Make it on through to you somehow (have mercy, baby)
Got to be a lover, babe (forgot to be a lover)
Woo! Woo!

Well, did I ask you
Yes would you come and share
Oh, share
Oh, the burden and the task
That's at love's command
Didn't I say
All those lovin' special things
That you long to hear
To show how much I care

When I realized that you need love too
Gonna spend my life makin' love to you
Got to be a lover
Have mercy

Well, well, I worked all day
Hard as I can,
Worked all night, didn't make me a man
(Forgot to be a lover)
Have mercy, Oo,

When I realized
That you need love too
Gonna spend my life
Makin' love to you (forgot to be a lover)
Got to be a lover, babe
Oh, mercy (have mercy)
Have mercy, baby (have mercy, baby)

I'm gonna make it on through
To you somehow
So have mercy (Have mercy, have mercy, baby)

Have I told you
Yes, lately that I love you
If I didn't, oh baby
Yes, I'm so sorry
Ah, but you know I really love you, baby. (Love you baby)
I really love you baby (Love you baby)
I really need you baby (Need you baby)
I really want you baby (Want you baby)

When I realized
That you need love too
I'm gonna spend my life
Makin' love
Makin' love
Makin' love to you
Well, I worked all day
As hard as I can
Worked all night
It didn't make me a man, babe
(Forgot to be a lover) (Have mercy)
Oh, have mercy baby (Have mercy)
Have mercy baby (Have mercy)
Oh, have mercy baby (Have mercy baby)
Oh, make it on through

Well, when I realized that you need love too
I'm gonna spend my life
Gotta spend my life makin' love to you
(got, got to be a lover, have mercy, forgot to be a lover)

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BOOKER T. JR. JONES, WILLIAM BELL, BOOKER T. JONES JR.

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Mauricio Pastor

Have I told you
Lately that I love you
If I didn't, darlin',
You see, I'm so sorry.
Didn't I reach out
And hold you
In these lovin' arms
Well, if I didn't, oh baby.
Well, I'm so sorry

When I realized that you need love too,
Gonna spend my life makin' love to you.
Got to be a lover.
Have mercy.

Forgot to be a lover, babe. (Have mercy)
Forgot to be a lover. (Have mercy)
Forgot to be a lover.
Make it on through to you somehow. (have mercy, baby)
Got to be a lover, babe (Forgot to be a lover)
Woo! Woo!

Well, did I ask you
Yes would you come and share
Oh, share
Oh, the burden and the task
That's at love's command
Didn't I say
All those lovin' special things
That you long to hear
To show how much I care

Well, well, I worked all day
Hard as I can,
Worked all night, didn't make me a man.
(Forgot to be a lover)
Have mercy, Oo,

When I realized
That you need love too,
Gonna spend my life
Makin' love to you. (Forgot to be a lover)
Got to be a lover, babe.
Oh, mercy (Have mercy)
Have mercy, baby. (Have mercy, baby)

I'm gonna make it on through
To you somehow,
So have mercy. (Have mercy. Have mercy, baby)

Have I told you,
Yes, lately that I love you
If I didn't, oh baby,
Yes, I'm so sorry.
Ah, but you know I really love you, baby. (Love you baby)
I really love you baby (Love you baby)
I really need you baby (Need you baby)
I really want you baby (Want you baby)

When I realized,
That you need love too,
I'm gonna spend my life
Makin' love,
Makin' love,
Makin' love to you.
Well, I worked all day
As hard as I can
Worked all night,
It didn't make me a man, babe.
(Forgot to be a lover) (Have mercy)
Oh, have mercy baby (Have mercy)
Have mercy baby (Have mercy)
Oh, have mercy baby (Have mercy baby)
Oh, make it on through.

Well, when I realized that you need love too,
I'm gonna spend my life
Gotta spend my life makin' love to you.
(got, got to be a lover, have mercy, forgot to be a lover)



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Meggles Wolfley

All the dislikes are guys who's girlfriends love billy ;)

AlllMIGGHHHTY SOSSA

Oooh Yeeeaaahhh SktSkt

Lizzy

😆

Star turtle

Also from ladies who wish they had as much sex appeal as Billy's

TheEdge -

@Dolores Haze - If you wanna see him up close and be accessible to him, go to the Topanga Days Festival in Topanga Canyon over Memorial Day Weekend. This year (2021) it'll be the May 25, 26, and 27. You should go on the 27th, and look for the band Venice to take the stage. Billy almost always is there to sit in with them. Here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHDRitCwX-k&ab_channel=gipseegirl

Vasilis bouskoutas

How true!!!

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buzzardbeatniks

You have no idea what this video did to me as a 13 year old girl.

Billy Idol

@Slaytanic 75 I want to specially appreciate you.Thanks for your nice comments on my posts, it mean alot to me. I want you to send me direct message via hangout using my personal email that will be indicated below.Also endeavor to add your name to the text so I can know you are the one texting because I don't reply unnecessary messages.
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Billy Idol

@Lori Love I want to specially appreciate you.Thanks for your nice comments on my posts, it mean alot to me. I want you to send me direct message via hangout using my personal email that will be indicated below.Also endeavor to add your name to the text so I can know you are the one texting because I don't reply unnecessary messages.
Hangout mail: [email protected]

Heather D. Morris

@Cat Whisperer roger that @ 13, 40 or 80 hes fine

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