to deserve you lyrics – bette midler

i see so many golden women;
when they walk their feet don’t touch the ground.
how i want, how i want to deserve you.
but me, i’m always out of rhythm.
my needs too demanding, too proud.
how i want, how i want to deserve you.

i didn’t want you to see me like this.
the light of the dawn can be cruel.
how i want, how i want to deserve you.
and if i could be granted a wish,
i’d shine in your eye like a jewel.
how i want to deserve you.

i would die for you.
could you ever love me that much?
how i want, how i want to deserve you.
yes, you tell me this,
and i want to believe that it’s true.
aah, how i want, how i want to deserve you.

i didn’t want you to see me like this.
i’m weak and i fight like a fool.
how i want, how i want to deserve you.
and if i could be granted a wish,
i’d shine in your eye like a jewel.
how i want to deserve you.

if i could be your angel
i’d trade in my arms for some wings
to keep you close to me.
and if i could trade my voice
for the silence i know that you need.
aaaah, how i want, how i want to deserve you.

i didn’t want you to see me like this.
so frightened of losing so soon.
how i want, how i want to deserve you.
and if i’ve caught our love in a grip,
just tell me and i’ll shake it loose.
how i want to deserve you.

oh, na na na na na.
oh, ohhhhh.
how i want to deserve you.
na na na na na na na.
whoa, ohhhhh.
how i want to deserve you.
oh, i want to deserve you.
na na na na na na . . .

/ bette midler lyrics