"Use Me" as written by and Bill Withers....
My friends feel it's their appointed duty
They keep trying to tell me all you want to do is use me
But my answer yeah to all that use me stuff
Is I want to spread the news that if it feels this good getting used
Oh you just keep on using me until you use me up
Until you use me up

My brother sit me right down and he talked to me
He told me that I ought not to let you just walk on me
And I'm sure he meant well yeah but when our talk was through
I said brother if you only knew you'd wish that you were in my shoes
You just keep on using me until you use me up
Until you use me up

Oh sometimes yeah it's true you really do abuse me
You get in a crowd of high class people and then you act real rude to me
But oh baby baby baby baby when you love me I can't get enough
I and I want to spread the news that if it feels this good getting used
Oh you just keep on using me until you use me up
Until you use me up

Talking about you using me but it all depends on what you do
It ain't too bad the way you're using me
'Cause I sure am using you to do the things you do
Ah ha to do the things you do


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Use Me" as written by Barry Mann James E. Ingram

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentMan.. this song is about being with a woman who treats you like garbage and everyone around is tellin you to get out. But, what they don't know is that the sweetness is so GOOD to you, that it don't matter how she treats you, as long as she keeps lettin you hit it! Great song!!
    joedrums8aon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan.. this song is about being with a woman who treats you like garbage and everyone around is tellin you to get out. But, what they don't know is that the sweetness is so GOOD to you, that it don't matter how she treats you, as long as she keeps lettin you hit it! Great song!!
    joedrums8aon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it's a song about a guy that is dating a "user" but knows it. He's just making the most of it as it also benefits him in a physical (or emotional) sense.
    Raw Stylus did a good cover of this in the 90s BTW but nothing can beat the withmeister's version.
    Mulletinoon October 02, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningAbout the record industry? I love how people just read between the lines like a tenth grade English teacher, you have no evidence to back this up. Why would Withers call the record industry "baby baby baby baby?" lol. Check it: Huge principle in logic is "Occam's Razor," also known as the "law of economy:" it states: "all things being equal, the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one." IMPORTANT: Simplest not meaning least complex, rather, the one that makes the fewest assumptions and seems to accurately reflect the information available.
    mikeaurynon January 28, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is about a Man who loves those juices! He don't give a rats butt about how she's treating him in public or what other people see, it just does not matter, but what she does for him OUTWEIGHS it all. LOL! PEACE.
    genus2011on July 26, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song on a GMC commercial the other day. A person will talk to to you and be interested in what you say...untill someone better comes along, then they'll act like you don't exist. This song has a simple vibe that I love, but it's also depressing...this guy in this song's relationship will probably never be out in the open.
    emugirlon October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Bill's relationship with the record industry. The leeches at the top are getting rich off of Bill's success, and his friends are trying to tell him not to let the record company/industry walk all over him. But Bill's saying, "Man, I'm getting rich off of these guys; let them use me all they want. At least I'm making a lot of money from my hits."
    NorthWriteron August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAS FOR THE REAL SONG MEANING,

    He is in a relationship, but its probably lacking some of the elements of a healthy relationship.

    She is using him, and he doesn't deny it. Withers doesn't explain in which way. Often times, men complain, and sing about, women using them for money.

    The premise of the song is that His friends keep warning him that she's using him, but he doesn't mind, because he's basically using her. If it's money, for example, then she gets to shop at Nieman Marcus and drive a drop top at his expense, yet he gets to watch them sweet, sweet titties bounce up and down while he lies back and gets his world rocked! He generally has fun rolling around while they do all sorts of crazy things to each other all hours of the night.
    Its a fair trade off.
    mikeaurynon January 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. I get a bitter sweet feeling everytime I listen to it. I think it's about a person that always plays tricks on the other one. Like some kind of game. Maybe it's a woman singing about the woman that plays tricks on him all the time and she's saying that "you'll never get anything from her so why don't you take me instead?" Or what do you think? thetestking.biz/…">ccnp | thetestking.biz/…">350-001 | thetestking.biz/…">350-018 | thetestking.biz/…">646-671 | thetestking.biz/…">646-578 | thetestking.biz/…">640-461 | thetestking.biz/…">352-001 | thetestking.biz/…">642-583 |
    brad000143on September 05, 2011   Link

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