ZZ Top - It's Only Love Lyrics




I'm gonna tell ya what it's all about
Sweet thang's tryin' to put me out
She gone and found herself another man
She tryin' to let me down as fast as she can

It's only love, it drives me crazy
It's only love pretty baby
Baby, what you tryin' to do

Well after runnin' round a time or two
I found out only the best will do
Well it's your own fault for lettin' her go
So maybe now you'll take it slow

It's only love, it drives me crazy
It's only love pretty baby
Baby, what you tryin' to do

Well, it's all over now but the cryin'
I keep on payin' the price for my lyin'
Don't let it get you down it ain't nothin' new
You ain't the only one that it's happened to

It's only love, it drives me crazy
It's only love pretty baby
Baby, what you tryin' to do





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  1. Tom Derrick

    The old ZZ Top is the best

  2. K Brakefield

    That drum and guitar was nice

  3. Fattylumpkin

    love the lil ol band fron tejas

  4. Brian Van biert

    Top rules all this rap is bullshit

  5. David Brothers

    My favorite zz top album along with deguello

  6. Glenn Hertel

    Hey I saw your Brother last night, I'm a younger guy and all of this has taken it;s toll on me. All this fighting an unsolvable problem does not make anyone feel good. People starving to death south of the boarder, just like in places like Far Rock, always getting treated less than equal and played. There is no way to get thru this without making mistakes, I'm sure I have made my share. Making decisions like just kill them, Roll Jets are always very unforgiving, I know even Leaders of Countries that have been helping, do not like doing this. It never Blows Up around innocent people who are just guilty of living there and trying to survive. Also I know ray pushed to get me murder I don't even know what all was said and done. Someone like Taco that knows me well knows I might cry a bit here and there but I would do whatever it takes to look out after Mom. You get to the point you do not want to see anyone any more, just be alone. However we get to the point were Family can sit down and talk. But your Brother can just forget about it, we will just not talk about it. Watching Mom do without and just wanting to get us up to a certain level drives me nuts, it gets the best of me and I am not even myself these days, But I do not regret sticking with her, if I would have left when ray ran me out of town I would not be able to live with myself, sitting here Blind, trying to figure out what is going on drives me over the edge. But I'm gonna put this up, just not Feeling well today.

  7. Cajunman Dick

    Before they went Hollywood, "just a little ole band from Texas"!. This is the ZZ that I grew up with! Thanks for posting this!.

  8. TheSeoulsista

    Chicken pickin’ wit a touch o’the blues...

    TheSeoulsista

    I got tickets tonight...I’m in A good mood

    TheSeoulsista

    Tried to get vip... computer would only spit out GA... must be fate....damn

  9. Cary West

    I can't help thinking that where Fandango left off with Meskin'Blackbird and picked up with It's Only Love was their contribution to Texas Chic.
    I remember when the mayor of Houston gave them the key to the city.The photo was even in the magazine Creem.
    The caption under the photo said ''Hell,you boys are coming right along''.l know this album wasn't a blues,hard rock or boogie-woogie.But it cemented their claim that they were ''That little 'ol band from Texas''.

  10. JJ Flash

    Top shelf

  11. Garrulous Arse

    WOOOOOHOOOOOOO! YEAH! HAHA!!!!!

  12. landon allen5

    Motherfucking Tequila drinking good ol boys from Texas. Anybody comparing these boys to a goddam dumbass band from England is as fucked up as the dumbass band from England these boys sound cant be compared to nothing

  13. 69v700

    grew up on this......its in my dna…….

  14. Doug Malone

    Thanks, boys.

  15. yannbongo

    It's only love and it's only rock n'roll isn' it ? Gibbons plays in Keith Richards style ! And Richards plays in american bluesmen style ...to be continued...

  16. Donna Frost

    One of their best.

  17. jim smith

    Camp Lejeune 1977 cold beer and It's only love. ZZ's greatest in my eyes . A golden, magic time

  18. Joe Paul

    This was actually zz tops highest charting single by 1977 .....this is the last of the traditional zz top.

  19. Gary Giampa

    hi sounds great I love it thank you the best

  20. todd davis

    why iz this not a go to for top tracks ? if not their best . . . its tied for it , peac3 , daviz

  21. RabbiJazz

    How in the world did this song not make it into the Top 10 in1976?

  22. Tony Lightcap

    Let's hear it for Billy and Dusty's brand of blues.

  23. Rainer S.

    I have a vinyl 45 rpm copy of this song

  24. Reggie C

    I'm gonna tell ya what it's all about
    Sweet thang's tryin' to put me out
    She gone and found herself another man
    She tryin' to let me down as fast as she can

    It's only love, it drives me crazy
    It's only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin' to do

    Well after runnin' round a time or two
    I found out only the best will do
    Well it's your own fault for lettin' her go
    So maybe now you'll take it slow

    It's only love, it drives me crazy
    It's only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin' to do

    Well, it's all over now but the cryin'
    I keep on payin' the price for my lyin'
    Don't let it get you down it ain't nothin' new
    You ain't the only one that it's happened to

    It's only love, it drives me crazy
    It's only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin' to do

  25. Norman Scherer

    My favorite album they ever recorded. Frank Beard's drumming, especially on the snare, was really good and all the different guitar tones used by Gibbons was just masterful. Plus he played harmonica, fiddle, wrote all the songs, sang most of them, and then brought an ox on stage when they played it live.

    Beverly Davis

    how impressive are you!

  26. St. O'Ned

    Get it rolled before you tune in to this one ....

  27. John Beare

    Thumpin' tune...love this Tejas album

  28. Julia Cozby

    This song. Fire. 🔥

  29. Mark McManaman

    Probably my all time favorite ZZ Top song :)

  30. Daniel Rosenfeld

    My favorite ZZ Top album. Starts off with a bang with this great song. The album sounded great even on a cheap car cassette player in 1977! Love the Top!

  31. dak jeeper

    Dyna groove hardly heard these days . Beards drumming ( Harp and drums )and Hams production says it all. Listen and learn. Air and Space. Masterpiece.

  32. Michael Hurley

    What great tune...

  33. Songfacts

    We asked Billy Gibbons what song was the hidden gem in the ZZ Top catalog. His answer: the one you're listening to right now.

    henry sawyer

    so cool to hear

  34. James Cozad

    A damn fucking great song!!!

  35. Guile Weaver

    DUSTY !!!

  36. Uncle Justin

    Hamm screwed this and other ZZ albums with his cocaine induced remastering. The vinyl and tapes were great but the CD's were a jacked up mess until about 2013 when they re released the original tracks.

    john44402

    I totally agree.

  37. Stephen Slusser

    WOW, forgot just how deep the Reverend's well runs, and I listen to his sermon's daily, it's why we must go back, way back to the very beginning. An embarrassment of riches. Some serious harp being blown here, a rarity for ZZTOP songs, he can't play this live, so we will probably never get to see or hear this unless we seek it out.

  38. wfdix1

    Before Billy and The Boys went Hollywood, the eternal question was ‘is ZZ Top a blues band with a country influence, or a country band with a blues influence’? If you grew up in Texas, the answer is yes!

  39. Gary Giampa

    hi great song zz top thank you

  40. johnny zell

    I'm gonna tell ya what it's all about
    Sweet thang's tryin' to put me out
    She gone and found herself another man
    She tryin' to let me down as fast as she can
    It's only love, it drives me crazy
    It's only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin' to do
    Well after runnin' round a time or two
    I found out only the best will do
    Well it's your own fault for lettin' her go
    So maybe now you'll take it slow
    It's only love, it drives me crazy
    It's only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin' to do
    Well, it's all over now but the cryin'
    I keep on payin' the price for my lyin'
    Don't let it get you down it ain't nothin' new
    You ain't the only one that it's happened to
    It's only love, it drives me crazy
    It's only love pretty baby
    Baby, what you tryin' to do

  41. PhxRocker

    Love 1970's ZZ Top.
    So much better than their later stuff!

  42. jordan

    WELL AFTER RUNNIN' 'ROUND A TIME OR 2, I FOUND OUT ONLY THE BEST WILL DO

  43. John Beare

    My favorite song from a great album. Love the guitar and bass in this song.

  44. Matt Yust

    Don't play this song on the jukebox at a bar because it's definitely not this version which is obviously the best! Unbelievable song!!

    Winston Beech

    CD mix that came out in 1990 is awful. The entire album was ruined by replacing almost all of the drumming with a drum machine and an echo box. I treasure my vinyl copy. It has been 27 years, we need a proper CD mix of this, ZZTop's best album. And the last they did with some real musical sense and not just cranked up junk. A few later songs are ok, but nothing like this.

    Uncle Justin

    They re-released all the originals in the best way on ZZtop the complete studio Albums 1970-1990 Totally worth the $40 bucks.

    Winston Beech

    40 bucks? I wonder if I can get back the $20 or so I was robbed for the "Sixpack" of the ruined early albums? I guess after 28 years probably not. The only thing that survived intact was the live side of Fandango and the world's most smokin power chords on "Backdoor Love Affair". Super simple but they were blowing the amps up that night. Killing a Marshall is expensive but worth it.... consider Saturday Nights Allright by Elton John. Davey Johnstone melted some hardware on that one.

  45. Jasper Jenkins

    FRANKS GROOVE

  46. bigstovepipe

    That little ole band from Texas

  47. Cajunman Dick

    Saw these guys , Charlotte coliseum , Charlotte NC , late 80 s . Great music , great time , thanks tarheel state. The city grew to big , traffic too much and the damn yankees fucked-up the whole area. Had to move to Florida , still more yankees !.

  48. alpiner77

    Blister drummin

  49. Green Manalishi

    someone buy Frank Beard a beer

    Stephen Slusser

    Leave Mr. Beard alone, you'll mess-up his rhythm, he is after all, the heartbeat of the band.

    Julia Cozby

    I know right..? Bad ass.

  50. sportster88

    Ok, the beginning chords sound like something like Keith Richards would play, but hey, the Stones and ZZ Top both claim the blues as the inspiration for their music so why should anyone be surprised their music has similar characteristics?

  51. Donald Merriweather

    This song has a Rolling Stones feel. Such a great album ..

  52. andrew keup

    More...I want more!

  53. Gary Giampa

    Great song thank you

  54. Randy Gunter

    Best blues based music

  55. Randy Gunter

    Lived through 70's 80's 90's and 2000's music. ZZ Top is still on top

    Ricky Bobby

    Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard can lay claim to being the longest-running major rock band with the original lineup still intact. True, there's only three of them, but 46 years (and counting) is a good run by any measure!

    da324

    @Ricky Bobby They have Aerosmith by a year. ZZ Top came out in 69 (50 years), Aerosmith 1970....

    Cary West

    @da324 ZZTop never broke apart and added other members like Aerosmith.
    Luckily I was fortunate enough to see Aerosmith in their heyday of the Rocks tour,Draw The Line tour.Then after they regrouped for Done With Mirrors and Permanent Vacation.
    This is in 1977,78,86,87.By far, the Rocks tour show was their best of the four.

  56. rock tumbler

    I love ZZ. To me they remind me of blue jeans, cowboy boots and Texas dive bars on a saturday night. Fucking love it.

  57. Klaatu58

    Any time is a good time to hear this tune.

  58. Bob Kozinski

    love this tune, underrated

  59. James Austin

    STRAiGHT rock n roll baby!!! thank u zz top!!! Have Mercy!!!

  60. misstoni

    Man I love this!

  61. Russell Bieniek

    yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  62. BryanX 64

    I just hear the Rolling Stones in general on this song, I don't know if it's necessarily "Brown Sugar", maybe in a different key. If the boot fits! I definitely hear the Stones influence though.

    ribmeat hamhock

    ya, if the stones came from TEXAS!

  63. Chekasout 1

    hell yeah.. great tune

  64. Paul Prevoo

    my number 1 from zz top epic timeless.

  65. Reid Smith

    How can some dip shit come up with the lame idea comparing this to pedophile Micheal Jackson's Billie Jean. Dude I don't know what kind of dope you're on but it must be f**king good shit. Lmfao what a dumbass

  66. BlueRIff63

    Hey!! They clearly stole the first four beats from Michael Jackson's Billie Jean dammit!!

    BlueRIff63

    OK - upon closer inspection, Bille Jean was recorded six years after this - so it must have been MJ ripping off ZZ Top by lifting the first four beats of this tune and directly inserting it into Billie Jean. WTF!?!? LOL

    Jasper Jenkins

    BlueRIff63
    I'm glad you caught your gaff.
    MJ is an overrated theif, not ZZ.

    Dylan Williams

    LOL. Too funny

  67. Trainwhrek

    2:11. 2:56

  68. gary grasser

    the stones are fucking whores, as are all brits, thieving ,rip of our shit cocksuckers,the beatles,zepplin,stones,and fucking eric the dick clapton especially should all get on their knees and blow every black musician that ever played the blues from America,,oh, and pay up mother fuckers,

    NICE DAWG

    Brits ain't done nothing wrong,,,.... People play all sorts of music..

    gary grasser

    Robert Diehl yeah you're right, nothing wrong with plagiarism. I mean if you get away with it ,right?

    NICE DAWG

    Have you ever rode on a train?

    gary grasser

    Robert Diehl yeah, but I didn't steal it.

    NICE DAWG

    @garygrasser I am American myself, but the train is a British invention..Think about all of the folk songs,blues ,country,etc, in the US that are the subject of trains or even mention the word Train...The train in American Folk Music has been a large focal point of that British invention...What if LZ Clapton Rolling Stones never did a blues song and disliked the music,..They would be called racist and bigoted..Sure LZ did plagiarize ,Stairway to Heaven was in part plagiarized from a Spirit song....They gave the credit where credit was due even though they did swipe from others ad BB King said he did it. He said every one takes something they heard from some where else

  69. ToaHat

    Roller rink music!! :)

  70. Strings of Peace

    Dope Drum Break : )

  71. Steve Rowloff

    The Stones never made anything like ZZ Top stuff.

    Stephen Slusser

    THANK YOU ! I've been waiting for someone to say it ! This ( with the original 3-men ) is the longest continually performing band, The Stones, take off for years at a time ! Have mercy brother, and AMEN !

    Montse Maján Martínez

    ZZ V Stones in a barfight?
    Hands down ZZ

    Why?

    Stones ain't got no scones.

    Pwwt........... Gdiiingggg!!

    Arthur Base

    Same same

    Garrulous Arse

    @1994g0 They're both awesome in their own way. Period. Different bands, different styles, different sound. Both great.

  72. William Baldridge

    I can't hear any similarities to "Brown Sugar." Sorry...

    joynthis

    Oh, great, thanks, now that's all I hear.

    Beverly Davis

    i dont either ..no problem 🙂

  73. Antonio Dias

    great song, great album, my first ZZ Top album , bought it here in Portugal only in 1978.....

  74. song&danceman

    sorry, i don´t hear brown sugar, but a diffrent song and a great one

  75. Crankshaft Music

    Such an underrated tune

    Pondus 500

    One of the best !!!

  76. Kurt Kauffman

    They have great riffs in it!

  77. Colin Sanders

    entered Cashbox Sept 4, 1976

  78. jacko717

    Great track, very similar to The Stones 'Brown Sugar' at a slightly slower tempo.

    Donnie Vick

    Brittany Brittany, your parents must have gotten a hold of some bad drugs before fucking the night you were concieved. Born in 93 and you're a rock and roll expert. Shut up child....you're making your folks look bad!

    rhHDrider

    Tell it Bru, Some Girls was awesome

    jordan

    Winston Beech I Agree I love Clapton but that cut is terrible. Studio version still surpasses it

    Brad Vaughn

    It probably is in the same key and similar chord progression.

    Winston Beech

    When this song came out on the radio in 76, I had a friend who insisted it was the Rolling Stones. Then again he also thought half of the Who songs being played were Stones. He was one of those people who could trip out on music but if I started talking about it or analyzing it, he'd change the subject or give me his own simplified and superior analysis. We were a strange pair. We met like a couple of geeks trying to impress each other with our computer knowledge. But he really never knew squat about music... and you don't have to, to appreciate it. But technical discussion was off the table. It wasn't until he moved out of town, that I'd play Brown Sugar and start taking a real listen to what made it tick, what made it such a great cut. It's actually brilliant, it's a 3 minute crescendo - a hard rock version of Bolero with the drums of savages. ZZ's It's Only Love is like Brown Sugar on ludes, it's so laid back, no crescendo. It's so different yet the two songs are kissing cousins. Perhaps not as obvious as the Joe South / Deep Purple tune "Hush", which came out almost the same time as the Beatles "Day In The Life" - neither could ever figure out how they ended up with the same lick. Maybe in a dream.

  79. Steven Chadwick

    This tune used as sound check on world wide Texas Tour

  80. Chris Rose

    Nice break on 3.00

    Scott K.

    That's the part I wait for every time I play this song!

    D Mills the Lion troll

    Yes indeed. Beat the hell out of my dash....every time.

    Guile Weaver

    I'm surprised that no one's sampled it in a rap song , hope they never do !