Song Lyrics - Are You Looking To Love Or Looking To Hurt?

I heard all about you and your style
You like to see whose head you can turn with just a smile
Once you get their attention you know you've set the hook
Just a twinkle from those baby blues is all it usually took

Well you don't know it yet but you've met your match
You strut around but I'm the one who's the catch
I need to know some things before I set your heart on fire
Do you want to play games or give in to my desire?

Are you looking to love or looking to hurt baby?
Are you going to hold out for the rest of your days?
Are you looking to love or looking to hurt baby?
You better decide or else you'll be the one who pays

With a broken heart

There you go roamin' with those insecure eyes
A hot guy walked in and you showed him your flirty lies
I just shook my head while you silently stole his attention
Knock yourself out baby but I won't be your next victim

Are you looking to love or looking to hurt baby?
Are you going to hold out for the rest of your days?
Are you looking to love or looking to hurt baby?
You better decide or else you will be the one who says

I'm sorry

How can a pretty girl ever be satisfied?
When every man whispers, "Come and be my bride"
There's always another vow waiting for her I do
How can she decide when every guy says, "I love you"

Are you looking to love or looking to hurt baby?
Are you going to hold out for the rest of your days?
Are you looking to love or looking to hurt baby?
You better decide because I'm not one who plays

With love
With life
With hurt
With pain


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Nan 6 years ago

Perfect Lyrics for a song!

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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nan - and we have a winner! You are the first post! It's a song and I thought the title up at lunch while I was eating some Salmon, broccoli and sourdough bread so that's how to inspire yourself! The title popped into my head and the rest flowed like gravy....

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Ashantina 6 years ago

Right I'm off to get me some broccoli and sourdough now.. with a lil bit of gravy!! :)

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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Ashantina - yeah it was at a place called Texas Land & Cattle. It's a steakhouse but I'm watching my waistline so I was good but I did put some butter on that bread.

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Honorablewoman 6 years ago from Georgia

Love this, and it is so true for a lot of Women!

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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

I'm watching my waist line too. It's down the front where i can see it. I suppose the obvious question is can you play a guitar or the piano, to accompany these lyrics, and can you sing. If yes, it's the recording studio for you so we can get a real feel for your lyrics. Cheers SP.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Great lyrics, SP. And great attitude about such a gal - or gals, as the cases may be.

Sing it purty, Leon!

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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Honorable Woman - thank you and yeah I know some like that too... they like to toy with men...

@attemptedhumour - I can play both the guitar and the piano but it seems I only have time for lyrics.... funny about your waistline...

@Nellieanna - thank you. I didn't know if you liked this style or not... I'm pretty cocky (oh really Mark? I hadn't noticed) so I'm not too impressed with any woman who does that sort of thing. I've left a date at a bar before who did that. She was shocked and let me tell you I gained some real power that night...

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Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

I'd love to hear the music that goes with the lyrics. Same goes for most of your lyrics though. You are probably right about the girls, but the men are players too...I wouldn't really feel sorry for any of the ones that picked her up. They know exactly what they're getting. Case and point for why I avoid the bar scene altogether. Voted you up, SP.

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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Erin - thank you for commeting and yes men are players too... I'm just seeing it from my side of the bar I guess....

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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Well -Mark. I can't sing your praises for abandoning a date though is she was just trifling with you at the bar, she got what she deserved. However courtesy is not a matter of justice. Since you asked her on the date, I presume, you should have deposited her back at her doorstep.

Or do dates still involve the guy picking the gal up at her place? It's been awhile for me, but I wouldn't go out with a man without courtesy nor expect him to ask me out again if I were rude to him. Let's hope all the civility isn't gone from the dating game, though peeks at TV portrayals of it are not very encouraging.

One's honesty and good judgment should be expressed by & with whom one asks out. If one has made a mistake asking someone out. Then one's courtesy needs to be expressed for the duration of that date. No followup can restate the honesty.

Being rude just justifies more rudeness, in my humble opinion. Your power would be well demonstrated by not stooping to her level. Besides - she might have a really great girlfriend who would be more likely to fancy you for being a gentleman and less so for being a cad! ;-> (How would you want your son to treat a girl?)

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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nellieanna - I can appreciate why you scolded me here. I need to elaborate because I respect you. I was on a date with a beautiful woman who turned out to be an alcoholic. We had met several weeks earlier. We went to a club in downtown Dallas and we ran into a girl who was a good friend of my date. So she started tagging along which was cool. Anyway, my date started openly flirting with another guy and he came over to ask her to dance which she accepted. So I looked at my dates friend (who was rolling her eyes) and I asked her if she could give my date a ride home because I was leaving. This thrilled my dates friend to no end because she said my date did this type of thing all the time and men always forgave her because of her beauty. So... I left...

Later that night my date called me wanting to know why I left and I explained that I was being disrespected and that I didn't appreciate it. We sort of made up and continued seeing each other a bit until she showed up at my door on a Saturday morning stinking of whiskey. It was such a turn-off that I ended things.

She attempted her revenge one day when we happened upon one another at a local bar. She came over acting very happy to see me and was affectionate with me. Then she said "let's go to such and such place" which was fine with me. Once there it became apparent there was another man whom she had designs on or something. He was a big Italian Mafia looking guy and she started to act a bit coldly towards me and was talking to him. Finally I went up to them and looked him in the eye and asked "are you going to give her a ride home?" He said yes and she and I made quick eye contact before I left. I've never seen her since. This happened back in 1991.

I've always been a gentlemen but this one was a different story.

And I can bet no man would ever dream of doing that to you....

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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Oh, my. She was definitely not a lady and she probably got better from you than she deserved.

I happen to have a dear young friend who seems to be prime bait for girls like this all too often and he does let them take advantage of him; I advise him strongly not to let them. He sees it but then - .

I don't know. It's really beyond belief that women have stooped so low. It worries me for them and for the future of our social structure. I would definitely NOT have them taking advantage of good men. The only solution I can see is to avoid them, once they show their colors. It's that they get by with it repeatedly that allows that behavior to continue; if guys keep coming back for more - well - they're of a mind to dish out more, it seems. And sadly, they miss the point that they are doing themselves in all the more.

I saw a recent picture of Zsa Zsa Gabor -one of the all-time beautiful sirens of the mid-20th century. Her deterioration is palatable and pathetic. But she lived off her beauty and the men she used for decades. It's impossible to feel a lot of pity for her, and it's a little hard to feel it for her victims. They went into the lair willingly. No one bound and gagged them. Maybe at first they were beguiled but then they had to notice how she really was.

Mark, I wouldn't have said anything had I not cared about you, but of course - it's none of my business and I did butt in. I was too easily alerted because of my friend Ryan who gets "taken in" by the beautiful users. It gives beauty a bad rap too!

I much appreciate your explanation. I really completely sympathize with your predicament with this woman - or any others of that ilk. Glad you've extricated yourself. Looks when used selfishly don't last forever, anyway - for sure. She certainly doesn't deserve you, not even for a whole evening! And you did see to it that she had a way home.

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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nellieanna - I want you to know one thing: I welcome anything you have to say regardless if it is praise or criticism ok? You are wise and have sound judgement.

As for women and men, you know how superficial men can be. My mom always say's, "Men are so visual." Well it's true and a beautiful woman is tough to walk away from for many men. Luckily I did. But in reality she was in desperate need of help. I went to an AA meeting with her because she wanted to try to clean-up. I'd never been to a meeting like that and it was a real eye-opener as I heard stories from people who had destroyed everything in their life including their family relationships. It was amazing to see these lost causes rally around one another.

But she couldn't stick with it and in the end I knew I wasn't a shrink and as judgemental as it sounds, I had to move on to something better in my life.

I wonder how she turned out.

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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

No, it sounds sensible, Mark. You'd exhausted the available resources to help her.

I read somewhere that one can't save someone who is down in a sinkhole by getting down in it with the person. You can try tossing a rope or sending in a lung of life, but just risking yourself in a hopeless situation is as pointless for the other person as it is for you. I guess parenthood teaches us that we can't help the helpless if we are in as bad or worse danger ourselves. We have to get our own bearings first. We're told on planes to put on or own oxygen mask before we put one on our child. They need us alive as much or more as they need oxygen.

You did all you could for this woman. Until she gets ahold of her own reins, no one can guide her aright. How she turns out is up to her. And her beauty will fade. More quickly possibly, because of her choices. Perhaps that will awaken her to the reality she has chosen. But there is no guarantee. And no one else can fix it for her.

Possibly men are superficial, but it's a superficial disguise for their vulnerability, perhaps. ;-> There are certainly strong immediate needs which overtake men, but that doesn't mean there is no more depth to them than that. And there is probably nothing more astonishing than a man who truly loves. It's almost frightening!

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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nellieanna - I wanted to acknowledge your wonderful comment but as you know I'm laid up with a broken finger so it's hard to type. I agree with everything you say and yes a man can be almost scary when he truly falls in love... he goes on the attack...

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