Janis Ian - The Come On Lyrics




I haven't been loved by a man in quite a while
You know it ain't easy making me smile
Friends have their lovers
Men on a string
There must be something terribly wrong with me
Sometimes I feel like I haven't learned anything

How do you do?
Would you like to be friends?
No, I just want a bed for the night
Someone to tell me they care
You can fake it, that's all right
In the morning I won't be here

It's a sacrificial altar
And I'm laying down my head
And I'm telling you up front
I haven't much to give
Is that how it's done,
Or shall I sing and dance?
Give me a chance

How do you do?
Do you want to be friends?
Yes, that might be very nice
Maybe we'll fall in love
Every body has its price
Mine is yours for free
If you'll be in love with me

I haven't been loved by a man in quite a while
You know it ain't easy making me smile
Friends have their lovers
Men on a string
There must be something terribly wrong with me





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  1. Jordan Kamnitzer

    ABOUT 2 MINUTES ARE MISSING, WHICH INCLUDES A VERSE AND THE CODA. PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF IT.

    Paidra Delayno

    Thank you, Jordan, for the comment. The song came right off of the vinyl recording so I'm not sure where the missing 2 minutes went. perhaps a later recording included it.

    Jordan Kamnitzer

    @Paidra Delayno

    The song is 3 minutes and 56 seconds in length. In this version, a verse and the coda are omitted
    Please make a note of it. Listen to that original version on you tube.

  2. Wylie Rudhman

    The song can be depressive, caution advised.

  3. TheInvincibleViolet

    Epic album.. beautiful song.. x

  4. TheNyCsound

    LMAO

    here, listen to this...

    Something's Wrong

    by Pretty Lights

  5. chiluver1228

    I call this the "suicide song". Don't listen to it if you're really depressed.

  6. vap57

    Thanks so much for posting this. There isn't a bad song on the entire album. This is one of my favourite albums when I was in high school in the 70's. Every song on the album has such meaning.