"My Man" as written by Maurice Yvain, Jacques Mardochee Charles, Albert Lucien Willemetz and Channing Pollock....
My man don't treat me right
Don't kiss me sweet goodnight
Don't buy me flowers to smell
Why he's a rotten boy from hell?

My man don't treat me good
He eats all my food
And he leaves me such a mess
They say I'm cursed but I am blessed

'Cause he loves me, he loves me, he really, really loves me
And his eyes are bluer then the bluest sky above the city
He don't agree but what a pity
He love me yes he does

My man don't treat me sweet
He walks the empty streets
And he drinks and smokes and swears
And they say he doesn't care

My man, he breaks my heart
He tears me all apart
And he leaves me such a mess
They say I'm cured but I am blessed

'Cause he loves me, he loves me, he really, really loves me
And his eyes are bluer then the bluest sky above the city
He don't agree but what a pity
He love me yes he does

Oh, my man, I love him so, he?ll never know
All my life is just despair but I don't care
When he takes me in his arms
The world is bright, alright

What's the difference if I say, "I'll go away?"
When I know ill come back on my knees someday
For whatever my man is
I'm his, forever more


Lyrics submitted by thepreppynerd, edited by lunarbell

"My Man" as written by Jacques Charles Boyle Lawrence

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    My Interpretation
    I think this song is a comment on those "I love my man no matter how bad he treats me" kind of songs that billie holliday and others used to sing. In the chorus ('he loves me, he loves me, he really really loves me') has a definite parodic sound when it is sung, as though she is suggesting that these women are really stupid for staying with men who abuse them in this way. If love hurts this much, it's not love. I don't see Regina encouraging love for someone who "don't treat me right".
    annetteabmaon October 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI never know how to feel about this song...

    Sometimes I think that it applies to everyone.
    "And he leaves me such a mess
    They say I'm cursed, but I am blessed"

    Haven't we all felt this way before? Yea our lovers do things to piss us off, but we always come back on our knees because above all, they love us and we love them.

    That's what it means to me anyway :)
    KellyBeanson May 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti just love this song so much...
    because i really love billie holiday's version as well
    and to have regina's style blended with billie's is what makes this song such a treat. i have to agree with kellybeans haven't we all felt this way.
    also love is such a hard thing to find we cling to it despite it's uncaring package and the way it hurts.
    HiLowKittyon September 20, 2007   Link

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