Oh, my friends
Think it's their appointed duty
They keep tryin' to tell me
That you just want to use me
But my answer
To all that "use me" stuff

I wanna spread the news
That if it feels this good gettin' used
You just keep on usin' me
Until you use me up

My brother
He sat me right down
And he talked to me
And he told me
He thought I ought to not
Let you just fuck on me
And I know, I know
That my brother, he meant well
But I also know what's really true
And I said, brother
If you only knew
You'd be wishin' you were in my shoes

So just keep on usin' me, on usin' me
Until you use me up...

Ah, it's really true, it's really true
You really do, you really do
You really do abuse me
You get me in a crowd of high-class people
And then you gotta act all rude to me

Well, I wanna spread the news
That if it feels this good gettin' used
Oh, you just keep on usin' me
Keep on usin' me
Until you use me up

Lyrics submitted by swindler123, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Use Me (Bill Withers cover) song meanings
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    General Commentjust read it.... nuff said? this is a great song.
    swindler123on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's the best cover Fiona has ever done...her voice is so incredibly sexy.
    fumblingaroundon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI know exactly what she means. Even if you know someone is using you, you don't want it to end because its still better than getting nothing. Yeah, this is my realtionship to a T.
    Kissxmeon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSometimes being used feels good. I like it sometimes and i like using sometimes too... I guess it's just out sick machocistic side but sometimes it's so good that you forget you are being fucked with. I do like when she says, "I ought to not let you just fuck on me," It ;ike god he really treats you like shit. It makes me think that sometimes if that is what it feels like to be treated like shit, then never treat me well again.
    Eggos=yumon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentkissxme said what i was going to say.
    also, if you know you're being used, it doesn't mean you're oblivious to it, and therefore not being as 'used' as you could be. it's kind of tongue in cheek: 'let me get on with my own life, i know what i'm doing'.
    i've got the live version of this song, does anyone know if there's a studio version? i do love it.
    missmeon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMissme,
    This song is actually a cover, which, unfortunately, means that there's no studio version. (to my knowledge)
    It's originally a song by Bill Withers of the same name, and the original really is very, very good, so take a listen.

    But yes. That's why at the start of the live recorded version (or at least, the one I have) she says "You like Bill Withers? You like Bill Withers? Go get Bill Withers. Here's an example".
    So yeah. Listen to the lady. Go get Bill Withers.
    Visionistaon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm very aware that it's a cover, but lots of covers are done in the studio too! I wished there was a studio version, it's an amazing version of the song.
    missmeon April 21, 2009   Link

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