"A Little Respect" as written by Andy Bell and Vince Clarke....
I try to discover
A little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart
I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
That you gimme no reason
Why you make-a-me work so hard

That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please give a little respect to me

And if I should falter
Would you open you arms out to me
We can make love not war
And live at peace with our hearts
I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
What religion or reason
Could drive a man to forsake his lover

Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please give a little respect to me

I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
That you gimme no reason
You know you make-a-me work so hard

That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no
That you gimme no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please give a little respect to me

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please give a little respect to me


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"A Little Respect" as written by Andy Bell Andrew Bell

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  • +3
    General CommentI love both versions. The lyrics are great and almost everoyne in this world can relate to it, because usually in relationships there's someone who gives everything, and someone who just takes it without corresponding in a proper way.
    redrumon January 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWheatus murdered this song,its a fucking classic.
    Razormasticatoron April 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is equipped with beats, enough to make you kick, but this really makes me sad, it has this drama....makes me wanna cry.
    Erasure did a great act on this song.
    bear_hug20on July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know that it was played on an episode of Scrubs...pretty cool sounding song.
    chwymnkyon August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe line: "What religion or reason
    Could drive a man to forsake his lover" indicates that the artist is homosexual. The artist is a male and from the rest of the lyrics it would seem that HE is the forsaken one.
    myhotelyearon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Wheatus guy sounds like a prick and does not have the bass neccesary to pull this one off.
    Razormasticatoron June 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWTF?!
    Wheatus, man, they suck dick! Noway they pulled this off respectably.
    voltaboltaon August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIronically, if they did indeed, they might have a better chance of pulling it off. :-D

    Just kidding. Song is amazing, Wheatus sucks. Er, blows. Erm, is bad.
    xdarkentrieson October 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom the 30 seconds I heard of the Wheatus version on Amazon, it doesn't sound bad at all. But the original is one of best vocals from all the 80s. It's challenging to sing and even more so when sung with such feeling and power as Erasure did.
    hidispenseron May 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWELL ONE NIGHT WHEN I WAS HANGING OUT WITH THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, HE WAS DRUNK AND WE TAPED THE CONCERT OF ERASURE .HE WOULD JUST PLAY THE FIRST VERSE OF THIS SONG OVER AND OVER FOR 2 HOURS. SEE WE HAD THIS WEIRD RELATIONSHIP WHERE IT SEEMED HE WAS SCARED OFA DEEP RELATIONSHIP SO I FELT HE COMMUNICATED THROUGH SONG LYRICS SINCE IT WAS SAFE.
    FLINTSTONESon November 21, 2007   Link

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