"Cruel To Be Kind" as written by Ian Robert Gomm and Nicholas Orain Lowe....
Oh I can't take another heartache
Though you say your my friend, I'm at my wits end
You say your is bonified, but that don't coinside
With the things that you do
When I ask you to be nice, you say

You gotta be, cruel to be kind, in the right measure
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign
Cruel to be kind, means that i love you baby (baby)
(You gotta be cruel) You gotta be cruel to be kind

Well I do my best to understand dear
But you still mystify and I want to know why
I pick myself up off the ground, to have you knock me back down
Again and again
When I ask you to explain, you say



Cruel to be kind - In the right measure
Cruel to be kind - Well it's a very, very, very good sign
Cruel to be kind - Means that i love you baby (baby)
(You gotta be cruel) Gotta be cruel to be kind

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar, edited by terrysalt

"Cruel to Be Kind" as written by Nicholas Orain Lowe Ian Robert Gomm

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    General Commenti love this song and it is soo cool with the film! shakespeare rocks! and so do letters to cleo!
    angelicon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLetters to cleo is one of the most awesome bands ever. I LOVE LTC. And this song is absolutely my fav song ever by them. The lyrics are perfectly clear :P
    xxbrackishxxon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song... and the lyrics are clear. This song goes very well with the movie "Ten Things I Hate Abotu You"

    OzzyGurlyon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentooooh dear this song rocks. a great song for a great movie. spiffness children, spiffness.
    punkyfluffybunnyon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how guys are mean to girls they like and then sometimes they are nice and the girl thinks yay he likes me but then he says something mean "I pick myself up off the ground And have you knock me back down Again and again" i think it just shows how girls and boys have different views on whats romanic and how to snow affection. and yes the film is great
    mrs floweron January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually this was a one hit wonder from some brittish artish I belive in the 80's Nick Lowe
    ravenkisseson September 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song actually makes me cry cz it reminds me of my best guy mate. its like, he tells me that hes there for me, that he always will be and that he loves me as a friend, but thn when i need him hes often never there for me, and its just so frustrating and upsetting. this song is just completely me n him. n when i ask him to explain hes just like "no seriously, ur my best friend id never want to hurt you, i AM there for you" so its like hes sticking up for himself. maybe i shud just end our friendship but hes my best friend and i dnt want to let him go. neway, my two cents and what this song is to me.
    em2000on August 18, 2002   Link

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