"The Thanks I Get" as written by Billy Bragg and Woody Guthrie....
Is that the thanks I get for lovin you?
Is that the thanks I get for tellin you the truth?
You say you wanna know
Where I go when I go
You say you wanna communicate
But you dont hear a word I say
Is that the thanks I get for loving you?

Now I'm tired of the looks you give me when I get home late
And I'm getting tired how you forget the lovin things I say
I hold you tight
I treat you right
Now everytime I go out to play
Why you think im leaving
Is that the thanks I get for loving you?

Now faith and trust, the strongest part of us
That's ok, but you must believe in our love
We can make it better
Put ourselves together and start it again

I hold you tight
You tuck me in at night
I dont ever wanna fight again
I think were both crazy

But thats the thanks we get for falling in love

We can make it better
We can make it better
Put ourselves together
Start it again


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    General Commentgreat song, here's a live video of it. must see

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    NewLibertineon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't figure out if this is about a person who is fed up with being treated unfailry by his/her lover, or if it's about a couple who is in love, has had some rough spots, but is making anew and staying strong for each other.

    [Initially, the narrator is frustrated with their significant other. Seems like they're just done with it.]

    [But then faith seems to stay present]

    "We can make it better
    Put ourselves together
    Start it again "
    [It seems like they know their love is worth it, so they're willing to do what's necessary to keep it together.]
    17077218on December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is funny to me. The music gives it a good mood fun song.

    "Now everytime I go out to play
    Why you think im leaving"

    "I hold you tight
    You tuck me in at night
    I dont ever wanna fight again
    I think were both crazy"

    That's just funny.
    PrenticeGTon September 18, 2008   Link

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