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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bonnie Raitt, "Thing Called Love"

I love the lyrics of this song ... here are some of my favorite lines:

I ain't no porcupine, take off your kid gloves ... are you ready for the thing called love?
Whether your sunglasses are off or on, you only see the world you make

Here is a recent performance of this song--Bonnie Raitt on stage with the song's writer, John Hiatt:



Bonnie Raitt's "official" music video version of this song. Yes, it's a bit cheesy, but you get some good glimpses of Bonnie's bottleneck guitar playing.



Words by John Hiatt:

Don't have to humble yourself to me
I ain't your judge or your king
Baby, you know I ain't no Queen of Sheba
We may not even have our dignity, this could just be a powerful thing
Baby we can choose you know we ain't no amoeba

Chorus: Are you ready for the thing called love
Don't come from me and you, it comes from up above
I ain't no porcupine, take off your kid gloves
Are you ready for the thing called love

I ain't no icon carved out of soap
Sent here to clean up your reputation
Baby, you know you ain't no Prince Charming
We can live in fear or act out of hope
For some kind of peaceful situation
Baby, how come the cry of love is so alarming

Chorus

Ugly ducklings don't turn into swans
And glide off down the lake
Whether your sunglasses are off or on
You only see the world you make

Chorus

Are you ready for the thing called love
… Are you ready for it …
Are you ready for love, baby
Oooh yeah babe
Are you ready for love

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