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You've Got Me On A String

Janis Ian

You've got me on a string
I don't mean a thing to you
I'm holding on to no one
I'm a long time lover,
and my long time love is gone

If my man beats me, robs me blind
Long as he don't leave me, I don't mind
I would beg and I would crawl,
though it does no good at all
My man's been gone so long,
and I keep holding on

And if he needed me, I'd be there
No matter how he mistreated me
I don't care
I would get down on my knees,
though it does no good to please
My man's been gone for so long,
and I keep holding on

Empty pockets, boarded doorways
Choose your prison
When I'm with him
I'm a fool for loving you,
and well I know
how the head says - No
And the heart says -
Go down on your knees, woman,
and keep on holding on

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