It serve you right to suffer
Serve you right to be alone
Serve you right to suffer
Serve you right to be alone
Because you're still livin'
In days done past and gone
Every time you see a woman
She make you think of yours
Yeah, every time you see a woman
She make you think of yours
And that's why, that's why, that's why
You can't keep from cryin'
Your doctor put you on
Milk, cream and alcohol
Your doctor put you on
Milk, cream and alcohol
He told you that's why
You can't sleep at night
From nerves, so bad
Yeah

Every time you see a woman
She makes you think of yours
Every time you see a woman
She make you think of your own
She treated you so bad
You just couldn't keep from cryin'
Umm, mmm, mmm
Your life never be the same
Umm, umm, mmm
You're still livin' in the days
Done gone past and gone
And memories
Yeah-yeah
You can't live on
In that way
In the past
Them days
Is gone
Gone


Lyrics submitted by Ooohwebaby

It Serves You Right to Suffer Lyrics as written by John Lee Hooker

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

It Serves You Right To Suffer song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    i thought it was it serves ME right to suffer

    Ruton June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Nope, definitely you.

    xiason June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    it IS me, and most of these lyrics are wrong anyway, you can tell just by listening to the song..

    romeeron March 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    If you have ever had the blues... you are familiar with speaking to yourself in the third person and explaining your circumstance and wrong doings in that perspective.

    ardocon August 25, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Show Me a Little Shame
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
He certainly did earn that reputation.
Album art
The Spy
Doors, The
Like a lot of the other comments are saying, I think this mainly about voyeurism. If the song was about his girlfriend, then why would he use the word spy. If you are a spy it means you shouldn't be caught, that is kind of the whole point, and if you are a voyeur, the whole point of the pleasure you get from it, is the fact that the other people don't know you are watching them. See a bit of a connection there?
Album art
Battle Royale
Word Alive, The
This song is def a twin to "Unfair" (a song she has been quoted as saying is about falling in love with someone who is already in a relationship) so it is presumably about the same person. Given the references to buying an apartment and not being able to see her love interest "after tonight," it's most likely that she's moving away and she'll "wait a day to break the bad news" (i.e. notifying him that she's leaving once she's already gone). And, of course, the fact that she sees in him a fellow "idealist" and "dreamer" (terms commonly given to people with the INFP personality on the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)) portends that she'll always be left wondering if they would've been perfect together.
Album art
Fortnight
Taylor Swift
The song 'Fortnight' by Taylor Swift and Post Malone tells a story about strong feelings, complicated relationships, and secret wishes. It talks about love, betrayal, and wanting someone who doesn't feel the same. The word 'fortnight' shows short-lived happiness and guilty pleasures, leading to sadness. It shows how messy relationships can be and the results of hiding emotions. “I was supposed to be sent away / But they forgot to come and get me,” she kickstarts the song in the first verse with lines suggesting an admission to a hospital for people with mental illnesses. She goes in the verse admitting her lover is the reason why she is like this. In the chorus, she sings about their time in love and reflects on how he has now settled with someone else. “I took the miracle move-on drug, the effects were temporary / And I love you, it’s ruining my life,” on the second verse she details her struggles to forget about him and the negative effects of her failure. “Thought of callin’ ya, but you won’t pick up / ‘Nother fortnight lost in America,” Post Malone sings in the outro.
Album art
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Led Zeppelin
This is about bronies. They communicate by stomping.