Chris Isaak — You Owe Me Some Kind of Love
Album: Chris Issak
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Released: 1986
Length: 3:41
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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 BillG wrote:

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

 



Awfully good of you, old sport!

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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!" 
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(Nine crazy folks rated this "1" - if asked, I assume, they would argue: "tastes are different!" Proof what a foolish statement this is!)