"Cradle Of Love" as written by and Billy Idol David Werner....
Well rock the cradle of love
Rock the cradle of love
Yes the cradle of love don't rock easily it's true

Well rock the cradle of love
I rocked the cradle of love
Yes the cradle of love don't rock easily it's true
Well now

It burned like a ball of fire
When the rebel took a little child bride
To tease yeah, so go easy yeah

'Cause love cuts a million ways
Shakes the devil when he misbehaves
I ain't nobody's fool
Come on shake it up
Whatever I do

Rock the cradle of love
Rock the cradle of love
Yes the cradle of love don't rock easily it's true
Sent from heaven above that's right
To rob the cradle of love
Yes the pages of love don't talk decently it's true

Yeah flesh for your Romeo
Ah yeah baby
I hear you moan
It's easy, I know how to please me yeah

This love starts my rollin' train
You can't stop it
It ain't in vain
I ain't nobody's fool
Come on shake it up
Whatever you do

These are the wages of love
I know rock the cradle of love
These are the wages of love
Oh yeah
Rock the cradle
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Well it burned like a ball of fire
When the rebel took a little child bride
To tease yeah, I know how to please you yeah

Well my love starts a rollin' train
You can't stop it
It ain't in vain
I ain't nobody's fool

Come on shake it up
Whatever I do

Rock the cradle of love
Rock the cradle of love
Sent from heaven above
That's right
To rock the cradle of love
Rock the cradle of love
Yeah cradle of love
That's me mama
I robbed the devil of love
All right
Cradle of love
If you tease me tonight
If you sleaze me all right
If you appease me tonight
And let me ease you
Cradle of love, all right, yeah owww


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"Cradle of Love" as written by David Werner Billy Idol

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    General CommentI do believe this song is about Jerry Lee Lewis. He married his cousin, Myra Gale Brown, when she was only 13.

    These lyrics seem to suggest that anyway, see:

    It burned like a ball of fire (one of JLL's most popular songs)

    When the rebel took a little child bride (when he rocked the world by marrying Myra)

    To tease yeah so go easy yeah

    But nonetheless, it's one of my more favorite songs by Billy Idol. And I mean that video...wow! i don't really think about JLL when I hear the song either.
    Emm718on July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is so becoming my favorite song! i cant get it outta my head.
    frankmezon August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes Billy Idol seems to like the Barely Legal Virgin type of woman.
    stoolhardyon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Billy Idol song. Always loved the video.
    kmk_natashaon April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat music video and cool song about sex.
    kfe2on February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat make out song...
    good memories.....
    .............
    that aside its smooth n sexy an a great vid.

    total billy brilliance!
    xxx
    badlilfairyon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe famous Billy Idol song ``Cradle of Love'', also known by ``Rock The Cradle of Love'' is almost more famous for its video than for its lyrics. The 1990 smash hit off of the Charmed Life album was Idol's first and only #1 single, and is still considered legendary in the rock pantheon. However, it wasn't a song written about equal affections between two lovers.

    Instead, the song address something was quite novel in its day, but has since become mainstream. The song title came from the expression ``robbing the cradle'', an allusion to lovers of uneven ages dating each other. It was controversial and sexy in 1990, but now that cougars are a mainstream reality TV feature it seems much less scandalous.

    Nevertheless, the song addresses the challenges of such a relationship squarely, while still keeping the music sultry and hot. Though the male character seems to be resisting on one hand, on the other hand he is encouraging the much younger woman to continue to tease and taunt him. In the end, he decides that although the relationship will be difficult ``love comes a million ways'' and he will embrace the relationship for as long as he can.


    anima69316on August 29, 2011   Link
  • -3
    General CommentFor all of you stupid people who don't understand the meaning of the lyrics of this song.....

    I will explain to all of you.

    The song is in fact about a small child. While he is rocking in his cradle he slowly starts to grow. Initially he is not very strong, but during the cradling he becomes stronger and stronger and harder and harder. At the finish, the child is burning and doesn't want to stop cradling, but his strength is coming to an end. But he doesn't want to surrender and he tries and he tries to persevere. BUT he is not satisfied with the situation and he struggles to become rocknroll2.
    rocknroll2on October 23, 2008   Link

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