"Love And Affection" as written by and Collen/savage/allen/elliott/lange/clark....
You got the fire, baby, I got the heat, can you handle it?
I got the time, baby, you got the need, oh surrender it
Oh, it's a passion crime with a danger sign, oh, can you handle it?

You're just another girl, I'm just another man,
It's just another night
Whoa yeah
Don't gimme love and affection or what you think it should be
Don't gimme love, the wrong reason, yeah, it don't matter to me

I got the heart, baby, you got the beat, take a chance on me
We got the night baby, we got the dream, oh imagine it
Oh, it's a passion crime with a danger sign, oh, can you handle it?

You're just another girl, I'm just another man
It's just another night
Whoa yeah
Don't gimme love and affection or what you think it should be
Don't gimme love, the wrong reason, yeah, it don't matter to me

I don't need your understandin'
Oh babe can't you understand me
C'mon try it and see


Oh it's a passion play in a diff'rent way, oh can you handle it yeah

You're just another girl, I'm just another man
It's just another night
Whoa yeah
Don't gimme love and affection or what you think it should be
Don't gimme love, the wrong reason, yeah, it don't matter to me

I don't need your understandin'
Oh babe can't you understand me?
I don't need it
Don't need your heart
I don't need no understandin'
(I don't need) no affection

Don't give me love, and affection
Don't gimme love, gimme what you got I don't need your

Give me all you got
I don't need the wrong reason
I don't need, I don't need, I don't need
I don't need (Idon't need) your understanding
I don't need oh, oh
I don't need your love, and your affection


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    General Commentgood ballad, i liek the ryhtym and feel it has, good late night listening
    PinkFloyd96on February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFudge yes PinkFloyd96!!!! This is the truest of hidden classics!! Good call!!
    Scottboy79on February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, I am listening to this song for the first time right now as I type. I mean, REALLY listening to it. And I've had the Hysteria album since its initial release. Amazing how many overlooked gems you can find on albums years later.

    This is an OK song. Not the greatest.

    What the hell is he talking about, though? He doesn't need her affection or her love? What is it he wants? Is this just a one-night stand sorta' thing? They're just "another man" and "another girl."
    cubbyblueson May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti luv this song very much..............but honestly the sound and lyrics are similar to "stand up", it feels like another version of it.
    i know this song came way b4 Stand up
    aeroshakeelon May 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI think its a song about sex, about lust, about frustration. Simple as that.

    Its similar to 'have you ever needed someone so bad', except this one is more, 'have you ever needed some sex so bad?'
    grimbarianon August 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIt's a man with only one desire, sex.
    He doesn't want any talk, doesn't even want to speak, just fuck. No cuddling, no getting to know her thougts, just physical release with an incedibly attractive girl (groupie?).

    The subject completely contradics with the beatiful metal ballad flavor to the music.

    This is one of Leppard's most inspired pieces. This group was one of a kind and should be on everyone's playlists.

    Thier massively talented musicianship and composing skills, and inspiration to endure thier tragedies in order to reach their dream is an awesome story.

    Maybe i'm biased, I was in high school when Leppard made Pyromania and Hysteria.
    Priaprismon June 28, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningI agree with Priaprism's interpretation. The guy just wants sex, does not want committment, love or affection, any of the deeper stuff.

    Strange way to end an album. Hardly a ballad as most of you seem to be suggesting. More of an ant-ballad.

    As with with other songs, again interesting to note that the love is between a man and girl, not a man and woman. For example also in Make Love Like A Man. They use it too often to not actually mean it.
    mohammad11on August 14, 2015   Link

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