When you meet a boy
That you like a lot
And you fall in love
But he loves you not

If a flame should start
As you hold him near
Better keep your heart
Out of danger, dear

For the way of love
Is a way of woe
And the day may come
When you'll see him go

Then what will ya do
When he sets you free
Just the way that you
Said goodbye to me

When you meet a boy
That you like a lot
And you fall in love
But he loves you not

If a flame should start
As you hold that boy near
Better keep your heart
Out of danger, dear

For the way of love
Is a way of woe
And the day may come
When you'll see him go

Then what will ya do
When he sets you free
Just the way that you
Said goodbye to me

That's the way of love
The way of love


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    General CommentNo comment on the lyrics of this song? "Then what will ya do when he sets you free
    Just the way that you said goodbye to me" Is Cher singing to a gay man or a woman she's involved with?
    DarrylM65on February 20, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningPeople get confused when Cher (a woman) sings giving advice about losing a male lover and then says, "What will you do when he sets you free? Just the way that you, said goodbye to me."

    One interpretation is that she is singing to a lesbian lover who is leaving her for a man. However that is unlikely because that would mean Cher is singing about losing a man too, so are they really lesbians?

    Second is that she is singing this to a man she loved who has come out of the closet and leaving her for another man. He is the man she met ("when you meet a boy") who is leaving and breaking her heart and warning him that his new male lover may do the same thing to him. This is plausible and fun to think, but not sure if this song aimed at adult Big Band style, was that progressive back in the early 1970's.

    More than likely share is giving general advice to any woman (or gay man) about falling in love and getting dumped. That questionable last line is an aside, where she turns and directs her thoughts directly TO that lover who jilted her. It shifts from general to personal second person.
    SWLinPHXon April 16, 2020   Link

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