Give me time to realize my crime
Let me love and steal
I have danced inside your eyes
How can I be real?

Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?
Precious kisses, words that burn me
Lovers never ask you why

In my heart the fire is burning
Choose my color, find a star
Precious people always tell me
That's a step, a step too far

Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?
Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?

Words are few I have spoken
I could waste a thousand years
Wrapped in sorrow, words are token
Come inside and catch my tears
You've been talking but believe me
If it's true you do not know
This boy loves without a reason
I'm prepared to let you go

If it's love you want from me
Then take it away
Everything's not what you see
It's over again

Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?
Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?

Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?
Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?
Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?


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Do You Really Want to Hurt Me Lyrics as written by Jonathan Moss George O'dowd

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    Why do people who profess love for another often cause that person so much harm?

    Arcadianon June 23, 2005   Link
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    I love it when they make fun of Boy George on "The Wedding Singer" but this is a good song and Im not afraid to admit it!

    NicoleInWonderlandon May 03, 2002   Link
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    i can see that im the only one who will admit they like this song!

    NicoleInWonderlandon June 11, 2002   Link
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    i like the video - he's in a law court and he's wearing pyjamas - what the f**k!?? mark

    markipon June 11, 2002   Link
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    I love the song, and I adore Boy George, but...Did he have to do that dancing around stuff in the video? Well, let's just let him get down with his gay self.

    Master_Bateson June 19, 2002   Link
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    LOL

    NicoleInWonderlandon June 30, 2002   Link
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    I heard that he wrote this song for his boyfriend, Jon Moss...Jon was never really comfortable about the relationship. In the video, you can even see him sort of looking at Jon sadly. But then in the video, you also see him dancing around in the 30s and the 50s, times when homosexuality was very unacceptable, so the song might also be asking people to accept who he is.

    TheYipskeeon January 09, 2005   Link
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    such a great song yet little comments. why won't people open up and admit they like this song? im not sure of the meaning though so please excuse my ignorance

    so_fetch!on January 30, 2006   Link
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    Boy George/Culture Club had some songs with absolutely awesome LYRICS (not all there songs, but some are amazing). Anyone know if they wrote their own stuff???

    I admit the music does sound a dated in 2006, but come on the lyrics to this are still awesome. Great songwriting.

    Songs like this and "Crying Game" need to be covered more. But they aren't; because people are afraid of the gay/transsexual connotation with these songs. They are so afraid that if they cover these beautiful songs people will point, laugh and yell "GAY!"

    It's such a shame!!

    Oh, and the meaning of this song is so obvious so I don't need to go into that.

    ohwhocareson May 23, 2006   Link
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    Sorry, I didn't mean to sound rude with my post. I didn't realize that the person right above me said they didn't get the meaning of the song.

    Well, there is an old saying "You hurt the ones you love" and there you go. That's the meaning of the song.

    ohwhocareson May 23, 2006   Link

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