"A Woman Left Lonely (Janis Joplin cover)" as written by and Penn Oldham....
A woman left lonely will soon grow tired of waiting
She'll do crazy things, yeah, on lonely occasions
A simple conversation for the new men now and again
Makes a touchy situation when a good face come into your head
And when she gets lonely, she's thinking 'bout her man
She knows he's taking her for granted, yeah yeah
Honey, she doesn't understand, no no no no!

Well, the fevers of the night, they burn an unloved woman
Yeah, those red-hot flames try to push old love aside
A woman left lonely, she's the victim of her man, yes she is
When he can't keep up his own way, good Lord
She's got to do the best that she can, yeah!
A woman left lonely, Lord, that lonely girl
Lord, Lord, Lord


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"Woman Left Lonely" as written by Dewey Lindon Oldham Dan Penn

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    General CommentThe lyrics on Jukebox are slightly different than Janis Joplin's version. Here's my best shot to transcribe them:
    Woman left lonely will soon grow tired of waiting.
    She'll do crazy things, on lonely occasions.
    A simple conversation with a strange man now and then,
    Makes a touchy situation with her conscience now and then,
    And when she gets lonely, she's thinking about her man
    She knows he's taking her for granted,
    and she just don't understand.

    In the fevers of the night, they burn an unloved woman.
    Oh those red-hot flames, burn the sweet temptation.
    A woman left lonely, she's just the victim of her man.
    He can't keep up his own word,
    She's does the best that she can.
    And a woman left lonely, is lonely through and through,
    all alone she conquers all the hell he put her through.

    Woman left lonely.
    meliora9553on August 03, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationHe ended the relationship, he doesn't love her, or at least she feels that. She tries to forget about him searching for the affection of other men. But in the end it doesn't fills her needs, feels lonelyanyway, she wants 'her man'.
    klarusiaon August 22, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionWhat a strong song. One can almost touch the broken heart of this woman. Janis superb voice gives us the notion of desperation, the sadness you feel when your loved one takes off.
    Massison December 12, 2015   Link

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