don’t abuse me lyrics – joan jett & the blackhearts

(jett)

before i was in
a rock n’ roll band
i couldn’t get the time of day
now i’m doin’ everything i can
i thought i had it made
strangers drop in
and pretend they’re friends
people i don’t even know
i want you, i need you
it’s so hard to tell
and what you’re really feelin’
won’t show

don’t abuse me
now you listen to what i say
if you’re tryin’ to use me
why don’t you just go away

you took me around
an’ you showed me the town
i thought you were kind of nice
but if someone stepped in
with more to show
you’d drop me without thinkin’ twice
you tie yourself to my apr*n strings
thinkin’ your friends will be impressed
you get your way by bribin’ me
tellin’ me i’m the best

don’t abuse me
now you listen to what i say
if you’re tryin’ to use me
why don’t you just go away

who can i trust an’ where can i go
to find someone who truly wants me
take me for what i am
that’s the way it’s gotta be
rock n’ roll love you want so bad
tellin’ everybody you’re mine
but we both know deep down inside
you’re just diggin’ for every dime

/ joan jett the blackhearts lyrics