One Part Be My Lover
Bonnie Raitt Lyrics

When he looks into her eyes
He sees only the truth
Telling him he's been living a lie
over and over like a line in a song
About all the love he let pass by.

To her he might be the man of her dreams
To find where she's been hiding inside
Broken or battered, it really doesn't matter
Her heart's like a wave and he's the tide.

They're not forever they're just for today
One part be my lover, one part go away.

He's like a boxer who had to retire
After winning but killing a man
He's got all the moves and none of the courage
Afraid to throw a punch that might land.

Not too much later she can't meet his glance
You see her start pulling away
Over and over like fire and ice
One is color, one is grey.

They're not forever, they're just for today
One part be my lover, one part go away.

So if you know how
Why don't you say'em a prayer
They're need all the help they can get
They remember too much about what went wrong
It might be they should learn to forget.

Forget themselves in each other
And leave what belongs in the past
Carry their hearts like a newborn child
Cause it's only the moment that lasts.

They're not forever,they're just for today
One part be my lover,one part go away.


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Comments from YouTube:

Fulton Debnam

I Love this song! I'm going thru the same thing right now & I'm now realizing tht we're not forever..just 4 today!! Thank you so much 4 this song!

butterfly brains

If there was ever a song that told my life story...this is the 1.


So special Bonnie!

Scott Meyer

2 parts be my lover 🖤... 1 part go away 😘


Thank you for this one.... ; )

Michele Willoughby

We only have today

Bon AnonymousCrickett

All these years I've loved this song. Now I know it was my own love story over and over again.

God I love music! Bonnie you are at the top of the prophecy of music list. We go back to my first album. Street lights.

Wanna see you rise and shine again! Wish I could see you and JT together. 💔 my two top favs from the GOD (good old days).

John H. Blevins

Voice like butter and a smokey edge in all the right places. Add her story telling abilities to that and if you’re not touched inside you’ve probably assumed room temperature; quick, someone check with a mirror under their nostrils!

David harrison

This song makes me cry

Joanne Krasnozon

LOVE this song.

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