"I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" as written by and Edwyn Stephen Collins....
The poets say that all who love are blind
But I'm in love and I know what time it is
The good book says, "Go seek and ye shall find"
Well, I have sought and my, what a climb it is!

My life is just like the weather
It changes with the hours
When he's near I'm fair and warmer
When he's gone I'm cloudy with showers

An emotion like the ocean
It's either sink or swim
When a woman loves a man
Like I love him

Never treats me sweet and gentle, the way he should
I got it bad and that ain't good
My poor heart is sentimental, not made of wood
I got it bad and that ain't good

But when the weekend's over and Monday rolls around
I end up like I started out just cryin' my lil' heart out
He don't love me like I love him
No, nobody could, I got it bad and that ain't good

So bad, so bad

I got on it so bad, so bad though folks with good intentions
Tell me to save my tears
I'm glad, I'm mad about you, I can't live without you
Lord above me make him love me the way he should

Like a lonely weeping willow lost in the wood
The things I tell my pillow
No woman should
I got it bad, bad so bad and that ain't good



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"I Got It Bad" as written by Edwyn Stephen Collins

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    General CommentOne of the ones I recall Ella singing decades ago. About a woman whose man only wants her on the weekends. She's crazy about him (or just plain crazy:) and wants God to get him to settle down (with her). A silly song, but Ella could make anything believable.
    6GUNSALLYon December 18, 2011   Link

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