You Got to Be Ready for Love
Bonnie Raitt Lyrics


You got to be ready
You got to be ready, yeah

This woman don't like no nonsense
I like lovin' every day
And I don't like to find no evidence, no
To prove you're giving my love away
What more can I say

Except you got to be ready for love
If you wanna be mine (ready baby)
You got to be ready for love
If you wanna be mine
You got to be ready
You got to be ready

This woman don't do no hand pickin'
And I don't think one look is a felony
And I don't appreciate no rubber neckin', no
'Bout a man, when he's with me
Out in the street

Except you got to be ready for love
If you wanna be mine (be ready baby)
I said you got to be ready for love
If you wanna be mine
You got to be ready
You got to be ready

Ready for love
Ready for love
Got to be ready for love

You got to be ready
You got to be ready
You got to be ready
You got to be ready, yeah

You got to be ready for love
If you wanna be mine
You got to be ready for love
If you wanna be mine (be ready baby)

Can't be a cold lover
Just like my old lover
If you wanna be mine
You got to get ready
You got to stay ready
If you wanna be mine (be ready baby)

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: LOU COURTNEY

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Comments from YouTube:

Mary Hafner

This whole album is fabulous....gotta find a copy of it!

Janice Mercer

Yes this is a fabulous album Brings back happy memories.Lived in Kitsilano Vancouver Worked at A and B Sound Record store.Had this album on repeat every day.Finially saw her live in Vancouver about 6 years ago.She has been a friend to me. The soundtrack of my life. Love you Bonnie!

Larry Hawkins

This girl can sing anything. This song is unabashedly in the rhythm and blues or soul category. She does blue grass country and pop... An amazing artist.

Jeff Bilby

I'd already been into the blues trenched soulful Bonnie Raitt sound before Streetlights and to be honest wasn't ready for this up town style but this whole collection is so well produced and years down the road, it fits. Having "Taking my time" just before this it was an eye opener but it also showed a side of Bonnie Raitt, she was such a great singer and could tackle so many styles, "What is success," man, such a gifted singer more polished than its predecessors and she was choosing different producers that Warner Brothers attempted to generate more attention(and sales) but Bonnie took Angel from Montgomery as one of her show stoppers on stage. All these years, STREETLIGHTS still sounds so good. James Taylor's Rainy day man and Joni Mitchell's "That song about the midway "took these covers into another place and kept Bonnie evolving into the interpreter singing with few peers. Jerry Ragovy production from the 70's stands the test of time, different for Bonnie but still a gem...

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