You better you better you bet.
I call you on the telephone my voice too rough with cigarettes.
I sometimes thing I should just go home but I'm dealing with a memory
That never forgets
I love to hear you say my name especially when you say yes
I got your body right now on my mind and I drunk myself blind to the
Sound of old T-Rex
To the sound of old T-Rex - who's next?

[Chorus:]
When I say I love you you say you better
You better you better you bet
When I say I need you you say you better
You better you better you bet
You better bet your life

Or love will cut you like a knife
I want those feeble minded axes overthrown
I'm not into your passport picture I just like your nose
You welcome me with open arms and open legs
I know only fools have needs but this one never begs
I don't really mind how much you love me
A little is really alright
When you say come over and spend the night
Tonight

[Chorus:]

I lay on the bed with you
We could make some book of records
Your dog keeps licking my nose
And chewing up all those letters
Saying "you better"
You better bet your life
You better love me, all the time now
You better shove me back into line now
You better love me, all the time now
You better shove me back into line now.
I showed up late one night with a neon light for a visa
But knowing I'm so eager to fight can't make letting me in any easier
I know tha~t I been wearing crazy clothes and I look pretty crappy
Sometime
But my body feels so good and I still sing a razor line every time.
And when it comes to all night living
I know what I'm giving
I've got it all down to a tee
And it's free.

[Chorus:]



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"You Better You Bet" as written by Peter Townshend

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  • +1
    General Comment:" I know that I been wearing crazy clothes and I look pretty crappy sometime
    But my body feels so good and I still sing a razor line everytime."

    Favourite line.
    Great song.
    em_con July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i can't believe no one has commented on this song! it's so awesome!
    weezerific:cutleryon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The couple in the song are nicely dysfunctional, in that there's this power struggle but neither really minds. And hey, they listen to T. Rex, how bad can it be. I sing this one in public and ignore the stares.
    Anadineon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:It is an awesome song, but the lyrics are pretty self-explanatory, hence no posts.
    DJacques75on May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:THIS SOUNDS AN ALFUL LOT LIKE MEAT LOAF
    GABBA GABBA HEY!on October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:haha, nice ramones reference. this song is awesome. its gets me up and going
    hamstersgonewildon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I love this ong so much, don't know why. It's just so...great. I don't even know what makes it great. It just is. I go through phases where I'm obsessed with certain songs, and right now I'm in love with this one!
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:i love it, especially the lyrics "you better bet your life. or love will cut you, just like a knife" at the end. at least from the version i heard
    wackydeli3on March 04, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:heh, i love when he says "i'm not into your passport picture, i just like your nose" for some reason i love that line!
    rockthehobbiton May 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:ramones reference? what's the ramones reference hamstersgonewild? anyways this song rocks, and so do the ramones.
    greendaygirl908on June 04, 2005   Link

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