Chris Isaak — You Owe Me Some Kind of Love
Album: Chris Issak
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Released: 1986
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Think of all the things we've done and now,
You've decided I'm not the one.
A love like ours just can't go on,
Run away baby have your fun but.

I, I, I, I, don't want to hurt you I don't want to see you cry.
I, I, I, I, just want to hold you love tonight.
You owe me some kind of love.

I don't want to see you sad I don't want you,
Feeling down I only want you to say you love me and you need me,
The way I love ya please believe me.

I, I, I, I, don't want to hurt you I don't want to see you cry.
I, I, I, I, just want to hold you love tonight.
You owe me some kind of love.
You owe me some kind of love.

Think of all the things we've done and now,
You've decided I'm not the one.
A love like ours just can't go on,
Run away baby have your fun but.

I, I, I, I, don't want to hurt you I don't want to see you cry
I, I, I, I, just want you back I don't want to fight.
I, I, I, I, just want to hold you love tonight.
You owe me some kind of love.
You owe me some kind of love. help!
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As for the song, WOW, what a welding of fiery vocals and wicked, bluesy guitar! As for the politics, I feel, well, hell, just about everyone who's felt passionately about someone feels like this when confronted beyond deniability with the long and perhaps eternal process of quantum-de-entanglement and grief ahead. I think people can and do read way too much into it and throw way too much weird around.
I like Chris Isaak, but I cringe when I hear a man say to a woman, "You owe me.."
Never liked his songs, IMHO they are always whiney and full of self pity! What a wimp! {#Whistle}
These lyrics are sung by a waaay too asssertive stalker, running from boorish to sexist to misogynistic and back.  Pissed on it at "1".
 ecojot wrote:
Sounds like a Gretch

 
Pretty sure that James Wilsey (Chris's guitarist at the time) is a Strat guy.
Sounds like a Gretch
 asilbuch wrote:

Thanks, Bill. Odd interpretation indeed.

 
And I don't think it was Chris' intent for it to be thought of as that kind of song.
Is it wrong that I want to affectionately refer to him as the Sack?
 BillG wrote:

We wouldn't play the song if I wasn't really, really certain that your interpretation of the lyrics is incorrect.

 
Thanks, Bill. Odd interpretation indeed.
 BillG wrote:

We wouldn't play the song if I wasn't really, really certain that your interpretation of the lyrics is incorrect.

 


 hiddeninthesnow wrote:
I could definitely do without hearing lyrics straight out of a date-rapists sob story.  This makes the second song after YEARS of listening to your station that I've actually taken time to sit down, log in and complain about.  Terrible choice.

 
We wouldn't play the song if I wasn't really, really certain that your interpretation of the lyrics is incorrect.
 hiddeninthesnow wrote:
I could definitely do without hearing lyrics straight out of a date-rapists sob story.  This makes the second song after YEARS of listening to your station that I've actually taken time to sit down, log in and complain about.  Terrible choice.

 
Let's see: he's saying that they were involved with each other, but they decided to part ways. He agrees that their situation is untenable and that she should go and be happy. He doesn't want to cause her pain, either physically or emotionally. He just misses the feeling of her in his arms and he feels that he got the short end of the breakup. He is pretty strongly in love with her still and he feels that the "ledger" was never balanced (not that he is going to force it to be so).
I could definitely do without hearing lyrics straight out of a date-rapists sob story.  This makes the second song after YEARS of listening to your station that I've actually taken time to sit down, log in and complain about.  Terrible choice.
more of this kind.
Summerleeling here in the southwest of Germany. I enjoy this station all day long.
More Chris Isaak please.
Something like Southern Culture on the Skids (Voodoo Cadillac? May not be the song I'm thinking of)  would be a good segue after this with the similar guitar riffs.
 mfcrowe wrote:
An extremely sultry friend of mine saw him in concert shortly after this song came out. Her comment on the concert "half way through the second song there wasn't a dry panty in the house"...

 
How, exactly and practically, did she verify this observation empirically?  
Anyway, he's always whining about some form of broken or unrequited love.  
 On_The_Beach wrote:
You owe me some kind of love . . . but I'll take 50 bucks . . . OK, 20.

 
It is the other way round:

He: "You owe me some kinda love!"

She: "And you owe me 50 bucks - OK - let's make it 40!" 
10

(Nine crazy folks rated this "1" - if asked, I assume, they would argue: "tastes are different!" Proof what a foolish statement this is!)
An extremely sultry friend of mine saw him in concert shortly after this song came out. Her comment on the concert "half way through the second song there wasn't a dry panty in the house"...
You owe me some kind of love . . . but I'll take 50 bucks . . . OK, 20.
 cayenne wrote:
The title of this song scares me.

 
'Zactly. "You owe me some kind of love." Yeah, that'll work. Go jerk yourself a soda, fella. 

6/3/15 edit: nicenice segue, though: The Lone Bellow "Then Came the Morning" —> C.I. "You Owe Me Some Kind of Love."

{#Clap} 
Loved this album back in the day.  V8 engine and leather upholstery to go with the jacket.  Those were the days.....
This was the song that turned me on to Chris Isaak back in 1986.  An excellent introduction to a man who puts on a great live show.  He played at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass two weekends ago in San Francisco.  That performance (and many other sets by fine artists) can be seen at http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2014/webcast/  {#Mrgreen}
 coloradojohn wrote:
I'm so glad that we still have this generation's Roy O. in Chris Isaak; he's put out tons of good music -- and puts on a great live show, too!

 
Couldn't agree more, he's definitely got the range and emotion that channels Roy Orbison. Check out "The Baja Sessions" for some AWESOME afternoon acoustic chillin' music. 
 coloradojohn wrote:
I'm so glad that we still have this generation's Roy O. in Chris Isaak; he's put out tons of good music — and puts on a great live show, too!

 
Yes, you bet. Totally unexpected a great-great LIVE SHOW!

FIRST CLASS! 
Wow - 1986 !?!  Long live Chris Isaak.
10 !!!!
Very cool tune!
I'm so glad that we still have this generation's Roy O. in Chris Isaak; he's put out tons of good music -- and puts on a great live show, too!
 rdo wrote:

{#Moon}

 

I just bought this as a used CD recently...and just turned on RP for the night...w.t.h..eck?  ;)
 Xstar wrote:

You ponder some stupid shit  {#Ass}

 
{#Moon}
1986?? Cannot believe it.
 bev wrote:
Sweet tune; the voice is smooth, the guitar is sexy and raunchy...awesome! {#Devil_pimp}

Completely agree {#Bananapiano}

 


The title of this song scares me.
 rdo wrote:
Whenever Chris comes on I just ponder, Why?

 
You ponder some stupid shit  {#Ass}
That was an interesting segue from The Doors — You're Lost Little Girl...
Sweet tune; the voice is smooth, the guitar is sexy and raunchy...awesome! {#Devil_pimp}
Whenever Chris comes on I just ponder, Why?
Yeah I don't think this is from his Christmas album. It's from his self-titled second record.
This is how I want Isaaks to sound!
GORGEOUS SONG - 10!

And nowadays...?
Another moron with wify, house and 2 cats in the yard, I assume!!


Love Chris Isaak.....ummm Yum!
Not sure how this fits on a X-mas album, but I love it!!
I've wondered on occasion if Chris's forays into acting negatively impacted both career orbits...
he could have had a MUCH more impactful musical career...

Love his crooning!!!!

Christmas in July!  
 bronorb wrote:
From Jim Morrison to Chris Isaak. I like it!

 

And again today, sounds good.
From Jim Morrison to Chris Isaak. I like it!

 thewaxtadpole wrote:
Why does Chris Isaak happen to good people?
 
Good karma!!! {#Bounce}
One of the best ISAAK-songs - ever!

But where is his gorgeous ex-guitar-player...?
Anybody know?