A woman left lonely will soon grow tired of waiting,
She'll do crazy things, yeah, on lonely occasions.
A simple conversation for the new men now and again
Makes a touchy situation when a good face come into your head.
And when she gets lonely, she's thinking 'bout her man,
She knows he's taking her for granted, yeah yeah,
Honey, she doesn't understand, no no no no!

Well, the fevers of the night, they burn an unloved woman
Yeah, those red-hot flames try to push old love aside.
A woman left lonely, she's the victim of her man, yes she is.
When he can't keep up his own way, good Lord,
She's got to do the best that she can, yeah!
A woman left lonely, Lord, that lonely girl,
Lord, Lord, Lord!


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    she's talkin about missing your man, and no matter who ya hook up with, you just can't replace him

    angelrenegadeon September 29, 2007   Link
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    as a woman's role was predominately to support and care for her man, i think this song just gives light to the loneliness of that life. im not saying the context is of the stereotypical housewife variety, but just the supportive, willing to wait while the man does his thing, partner kind.

    interesting since this song was written by a man. but janis's soul in this song I'm sure breaks many hearts.

    rockisgroovyon June 25, 2013   Link
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    I believe Janis is describing a possible universal flaw about women meaning that we can tend to put up with too much and still get burned, but she'll love again and she'll love teh same way

    OmegaSaedon August 24, 2005   Link

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