Love Me Like A Man
Bonnie Raitt Lyrics


The men that I've been seeing, baby
Got their soul up on a shelf
You know they could never love me
'Cause they can't even love themselves

But I want someone to love me
Baby I want one to understand
Won't put himself above me
Who can love me like a man
I never seen such losers
Don't think I haven't tried
Find a man to take me home instead of
Always for a ride

Baby, I use someone to care
Believe it when I tell you darlin'
You can love me like a man

Oh won't they rock on
Like my back ain't got no bone
Why don't you rock me one time baby
Like my backbone was your own

Baby, I want to wait until you can
Believe it when I tell you darlin'
You can love me like a man

Come home sad and lonely
Feel like I want to cry
Come over here and hold me baby
And don't ever ask the reason why
I said I, I want a lover
Won't have to work to understand

Don't put yourself above me baby
Love me like a man

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: CHRIS SMITHER

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Megha Manoj

These men that I've been seeing, baby
Got their soul up on the shelf
You know they could never love me
When they can't even love themselves
But I need someone to love me
Someone to really understand
Who won't put himself above me
Who just loves me like a man

I've never seen such losers, darlin'
Even though I tried
To find a man who could take me home
Stead of takin' me for a ride
And I need someone to love me
I know you can
Believe me when I tell you
You can love me like a man

They all want me to rock them
Like my back ain't got no bone
I want a man to rock me
Like my back bone was his own
Darlin', I know you can
Believe me when I tell you
You can love me like a man

I come home sad and lonely
Feel like I wanna cry
I want a man to hold me
Not some fool to ask me why
And I need someone to love me
Darlin', I know you can
Don't you put yourself above me
You just love me like a man



Chelsea Sorrell

Lyrics
The men that I've been seeing, baby
Got their soul up on a shelf
You know they could never love me
'Cause they can't even love themselves
But I want someone to love me
Baby I want one to understand
Won't put himself above me
Who can love me like a man
I never seen such losers
Don't think I haven't tried
Find a man to take me home instead of
Always for a ride
Baby, I use someone to care
Believe it when I tell you darlin'
You can love me like a man
Oh won't they rock on
Like my back ain't got no bone
Why don't you rock me one time baby
Like my backbone was your own
Baby, I want to wait until you can
Believe it when I tell you darlin'
You can love me like a man
Come home sad and lonely
Feel like I want to cry
Come over here and hold me baby
And don't ever ask the reason why
I said I, I want a lover
Won't have to work to understand
Don't put yourself above me baby
Love me like a man



Sing Your Style Studio

These men that I've been seeing, baby

Got their soul up on the shelf

You know they could never love me

When they can't even love themselves

But I need someone to love me

Someone to really understand

Who won't put himself above me

Who just loves me like a man



I've never seen such losers, darlin'

Even though I tried

To find a man who could take me home

Stead of takin' me for a ride

And I need someone to love me

I know you can

Believe me when I tell you

You can love me like a man



They all want me to rock them

Like my back ain't got no bone

I want a man to rock me

Like my back bone was his own

Darlin', I know you can

Believe me when I tell you

You can love me like a man



I come home sad and lonely

Feel like I wanna cry

I want a man to hold me

Not some fool to ask me why

And I need someone to love me

Darlin', I know you can

Don't you put yourself above me

You just love me like a man



RIDETHESUNSHINE

"“No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.”
Mignon McLaughlin

Damned if I know what Mignon McLaughlin is getting at, or trying to say, and I'm not sure he does either!!! 
 However, In a love relationship, If you have, honesty, communication, and mutual respect from both parties, you should have it covered.  

Thank You "achatscheibe" for posting this Bonnie Raitt classic.
Please Be Well, and Stay Strong, Will
 



Q

The men that I've been seeing, baby
Got their soul up on a shelf
You know they could never love me
'Cause they can't even love themselves
But I want someone to love me
Baby I want one to understand
Won't put himself above me
Who can love me like a man
I never seen such losers
Don't think I haven't tried
Find a man to take me home instead of
Always for a ride
Baby, I use someone to care
Believe it when I tell you darlin'
You can love me like a man
Oh won't they rock on
Like my back ain't got no bone
Why don't you rock me one time baby
Like my backbone was your own
Baby, I want to wait until you can
Believe it when I tell you darlin'
You can love me like a man
Come home sad and lonely
Feel like I want to cry
Come over here and hold me baby
And don't ever ask the reason why
I said I, I want a lover
Won't have to work to understand
Don't put yourself above me baby
Love me like a man



All comments from YouTube:

Irene Brill

I've loved her voice, timing and guitar since I was 15. I'm 67 now and love her even more now!

Martti Suomivuori

Heh and the young people call her 'underrated'...after half a century of a career!

Donna Coltrane

Same here, 61.

MOJO RISIN

Give me goosebumps every time i hear this song. Bonnie's got the blues under control jack!!!! I cant listen to her or Alison Krauss without getting goosebumps. I love great great music that just hits you to the bone! LOVE YOU BONNIE!!!

David Groth

The great Chris Smither is the writer, and she just totally rocks it!

Megha Manoj

These men that I've been seeing, baby
Got their soul up on the shelf
You know they could never love me
When they can't even love themselves
But I need someone to love me
Someone to really understand
Who won't put himself above me
Who just loves me like a man

I've never seen such losers, darlin'
Even though I tried
To find a man who could take me home
Stead of takin' me for a ride
And I need someone to love me
I know you can
Believe me when I tell you
You can love me like a man

They all want me to rock them
Like my back ain't got no bone
I want a man to rock me
Like my back bone was his own
Darlin', I know you can
Believe me when I tell you
You can love me like a man

I come home sad and lonely
Feel like I wanna cry
I want a man to hold me
Not some fool to ask me why
And I need someone to love me
Darlin', I know you can
Don't you put yourself above me
You just love me like a man

Chelsea Sorrell

Lyrics
The men that I've been seeing, baby
Got their soul up on a shelf
You know they could never love me
'Cause they can't even love themselves
But I want someone to love me
Baby I want one to understand
Won't put himself above me
Who can love me like a man
I never seen such losers
Don't think I haven't tried
Find a man to take me home instead of
Always for a ride
Baby, I use someone to care
Believe it when I tell you darlin'
You can love me like a man
Oh won't they rock on
Like my back ain't got no bone
Why don't you rock me one time baby
Like my backbone was your own
Baby, I want to wait until you can
Believe it when I tell you darlin'
You can love me like a man
Come home sad and lonely
Feel like I want to cry
Come over here and hold me baby
And don't ever ask the reason why
I said I, I want a lover
Won't have to work to understand
Don't put yourself above me baby
Love me like a man

Cockney Red

WHAT.
A.
VOICE.
dripping with sensuality.

Mary Montijo

OMG... this is a blues song with so much feeling... the sweet voice of Bonnie Raitt is amazing and those strings are amazing!

Rod Franklin

This was the signature song for me. Couldn't get enough of it! She bent the bluest acoustic notes ever in this masterful gem.

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