Harper, Ben - Lay There & Hate Me Lyrics




Lay there and hate me
Lay there and burn
One side to the other
You toss and turn
Never trust a woman, never trust a woman
Who loves the blues

Mistake number one, I made it three times a day
We'd best talk over how there is nothing left to say
I feel like an underpaid concubine
Who has overstayed her welcome

You gave me an eight-page letter front and back
Written in your favorite colors, blood and black
Choose your words as careful as you'd choose your own gravestone
You lay there and hate me, better than being alone
Had to fight your way in, you got to fight your way out
Ain't no fool like the fool you love
So let me hear you shout

Shake down, break down
Just can't sit still
You cut off your hair and sold it
For your pretty little pill
I've learned some things about myself I wish I didn't know

You gave me an eight-page letter from front and back
Written in your favorite colors, blood and black
You choose your words as careful as you'd choose your own gravestone
You lay there and hate me, better than being alone
Had to fight your way in, you got to fight your way out
Ain't no fool like the one you love
So let me hear you, hear you shout

Lay there and hate me
Cold as a stone
I just hope it's better than sitting alone
Never trust a woman who loves the blues

Gave me an eight-page letter front and back
Written in your favorite colors, blood and black
Choose your words as careful as you'd choose your own gravestone
Lay there and hate me, better than being alone
Had to fight your way in, now you got to fight your way out
Ain't no fool like the fool you love
So let me hear you, let me hear you shout





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Harper, Ben Lay There & Hate Me Comments
  1. Rodrigo Braga

    Harper! ✊

  2. Alessandro Carvalho

    2018 yeah...

    brett rod

    2019 yeah still

  3. Federico Favaro

    Amazing.

  4. mvellis

    love the Gibson Firebird & Thunderbird

  5. Bonnie Fraser

    just great

  6. Emmanuel López

    Tasty...

  7. 3XNER

    No matter what. Ben how could you.. How could you kick out The Innocent Criminals. Nobody and definetly not Relentless7 could replace them with you. I have lost a lot of respect for Ben Harper by his decision to go with them instead. But i still have the respect left for the time before with The Innocent Criminals. At that time you we're a god. You still are, but will not be the same in my eyes.

    Peace!

    vipelere

    Now he came back with the IC so what ? see him, he lost the magic with them ...

  8. rubro86

    Worst video ever.. But the song is beautiful!!

  9. Brian Erwin

    Never trust a woman. Never trust a woman, who loves the BLUES

  10. Joey Guanzon

    @BloodShotNow The Beatles were massively influential yes. However I'd have to say the blues music from the American south has more influence on this song than the Beatles. Just sayin

  11. ceran ceran

    amerikanın haluk leventi gibi olmuş valla..

  12. l.a.1.t.1

    Never trust a woman who loves the blues....

  13. Ken Vail

    I saw this on this channel called the cool tv and I did a double take-this is awesome stuff!

  14. Mohammad Lafi

    wow, the video sucks ass lol

  15. jtdiver

    Can't wait for Wakarusa

  16. BloodShotNow

    this kind of song would not be possible with out the beatles

  17. Siena Sherer

    rule #1- NEVER break a rock stars heart.

    Joe Greer III

    Very powerful lyrics!!!

  18. Chuck Da Middleman

    Ben for President!!!!

  19. follementefolle

    good good good!!!

  20. spacemonkeypictures

    good song!

  21. Jo Rinaldi

    I saw Ben Harper and Relentless 7 live in Dublin, Belfast and London back in June when they were supporting Pearl Jam. Loved them ever since!

  22. SpecterGlamRadioElec

    impresionante el bombo en el minuto 2,46. Muy elegante.

  23. redbytes

    awesome song!

  24. supagirl24

    hey McLoven haha I saw it on ME tv too ! haha i thought that was pretty ironic and coincidental. that's why i looked it up. it's a great station!! go austin!

  25. AmgdxMain

    Wow... I don't really like any blues... but this song is really great. O_o

    Joe Greer III

    It's very really hard to categorize any Ben's long and strong catalog of music.

  26. Ninja Pat

    awesome!!

  27. Anybody besides Brian

    this song kicks ass stop over analyzing it and calling him a sell out....this is good old fashioned blues

    Joe Greer III

    Ben has longevity in the music game and I'm happy for him after toning down some of his early strong political stuff.

  28. JediJoker

    Gotta love the Hot Rocks effect.

  29. Brian Walker

    What are you talking about?

  30. Brian Walker

    The first camera shot in this video has a striking resemblance to the cover of the Rolling Stone's Hot Rocks album. It works. Lay There and Hate Me and White Lies For Dark Times, as a whole, invoke nostalgia from that era of rock and roll.

  31. trpoe

    I miss the Innocent Criminals

  32. Red Dire

    um OK then that be hot if you were girls if you're guys i'm just gonna boil my eyes to get that image out of my head

  33. bobstone33

    Eh...it almost looks kind of budget. I love Harper, but they could have done better for this song...which is awesome.

  34. Hendy Street Produxions

    trippy.....I think I saw this same video in 1974