"Don't Do Me Like That" as written by and Tom Petty....
I was talking with a friend of mine
Said a woman had hurt his pride
Told him that she loved him so
And turned around and let him go
Then he said, you better watch your step
Or your gonna get hurt yourself
Someone's gonna tell you lies
Cut you down to size

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
What if I love you baby?
Don't do me like that

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
Someday I might need you baby
Don't do me like that

Listen honey, can you see?
Baby, you would bury me
If you were in the public eye
Givin' someone else a try
And you know you better watch your step
Or you're gonna get hurt yourself
Someone's gonna tell you lies
Cut you down to size

Don 't do me like that
Don't do me like that
What if I love you baby?
Don't, don't, don't, don't

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
What if I need you baby?
Don't do me like that

'Cause somewhere deep down inside
Someone is saying, Love doesn't last that long
I got this feelin' inside night and day
And now I can't take it no more

Listen honey, can you see?
Baby, you would bury me
If you were in the public eye
Givin' someone else a try
And you know you better watch your step
Or you're gonna get hurt yourself
Someone's gonna tell you lies
Cut you down to size

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
What if I love you baby?
Don't, don't, don't, don't

Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
I just might need you honey
Don't do me like that

Wait
Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
Baby, baby, baby
Don't, don't, don't

No
Don't do me like that
Don't do me like that
Baby, baby, baby

Oh, oh, oh


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"Don't Do Me Like That" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentNo comments yet?!? This song is just flat out great!! I think its about a guy who is talking to his buddy who had just been dumped. His buddy tell him to watch out or the same thing could happen to him. The guy is starting to really fall in love with his girl and is wondering if shes lying all the times that she says 'I love you' Thats what I think at least.
    FreddieIsMyIdolon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a friend of his that gets hurt, and tom is sayin to his girl that he doesnt want the same thing to happen to him
    shed27on February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsometimes his voice sounds totally different, like its someone else. i dont know its wierd man
    dancingdayson April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow only 3 comments? crazy. this is a great song! i actually think the whoel song is his friend talking about how his girlfriend just broke up with him. and told him a whole bunch of lies but despite everything he still wants her and loves her. and because of this he doesn't date anyone else because she told him not too. (Listen honey, can't you see? Baby, it would bury me If you were in the public eye givin' someone else a try.) crappy explanation i know lol anyways its a great song
    iluvothon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo far the three of you have pretty much narrowed it's meanings down, but what an awesome song. It's very catchy I love it.
    Sleepagenton October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with iluvoth...'nuff said.
    jlynnsunfloweRon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis Song is Awesome...

    I sent the song to my girlfriend b/c i was scared she might hurt me like my ex did...and she made me feel good by saying "i would never do that to you" :]
    Bowerson August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It reminds me of my mom she loves Tom Petty.
    darbynicoleXDon July 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is pretty self-explanatory....

    I almost always have this song stuck in my head, which can be REALLY annoying if you're trying to take a math test. or something....
    PrEsLeYsBiGsIsTaon July 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about tom's buddy's girlfriend dumping him. the friend then says to his ex "don't do me like that" and says someday someone will hurt you also. and the part:

    "Listen honey, can't you see? Baby, it would bury me
    If you were in the public eye givin' someone else a try."

    the friend is still talking to his ex saying he couldnt bear to see her with another man.
    Oak156on August 16, 2008   Link

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