"Straight Shooter" as written by and John Edmund Andrew Phillips....
Don't get me mad, don't tell no lie.
Don't make me sad, don't pass me by.
Baby are you holding, holding anything but me?
Because I'm a real straight shooter,
If you know what I mean.

You can bring me love, you can hang around.
You can bring me up, don't you bring me down.
Baby are you holding, holding anything but me?
Because I'm a real straight shooter,
If you know what I mean.

I've been searching all night,
Just to find what I'm looking for.
Baby, baby, treat me right,
Or I won't come round your door
No more!

You can bring me love, you can hang around.
You can bring me up, don't you bring me down.
Baby are you holding, holding anything but me?
Because I'm a real straight shooter,
If you know what I mean.

I've been searching all night,
Just to find what I'm looking for.
Baby, baby, treat me right,
Or I won't come round your door
No more!

Don't get me mad, don't tell no lie.
Don't get me sad, just get me high.
Baby, what your holding,
Half of that belongs to me.
Because I'm a real straight shooter

(Baby, don't you get me down...)
I'm a real straight shooter...
(I've been searching all night long...)
I'm a real straight shooter (baby)
If you know what I mean...
If you know what I mean.


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"Straight Shooter" as written by John Edmund Andrew Phillips

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    General CommentThis song seems like a complete innuendo for heroin.
    lloorrenon August 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI initially thought the song was a reflection of the state of Michelle and John Phillips deteriorating marriage.
    I had read that John had forgiven Michelle for her affair with Denny Doherty, and he told her "straight" that any further indiscretions would end in divorce.
    Of course, with Johns later fall into addiction, his searching for heroin could also be true.
    I wasn't aware they were shooting drugs in 1966.
    gsr55on February 15, 2015   Link

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