Don't Be Cruel

Album: Don't Be Cruel (1988)
Charted: 13 8
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  • Girl, the only thing that matters in my life
    Is that I'm down for you and treat you right
    You've got no call to treat me cold as ice
    Oh oh, girl
    As long as I've been givin' my love to you
    You should be givin' me your love, too
    But you just keep on actin' just like a fool
    You know it ain't cool

    Uh don't be cruel
    'Cause I would never be that cruel to you
    Uh no, oh oh, no
    Uh don't be cruel
    Uh girl, you need to change your attitude
    Uh no, oh
    Uh don't be cruel

    Hey yo' Kimmy what's up with this attitude
    I thought I was bein' real good to you
    I treat you sweet, take you out at night
    But you never say thanks girl that ain't right
    I bought you diamonds even gave you pearls
    I took you for a cruise all around the world
    I treat you high post but you play me close
    If I want to drink up you won't even toast

    Girl, I work so hard for you from 9 to 5
    So you could have the finer things in life
    Since you're the kind that's never satisfied
    Oh oh, girl
    As long as I've been givin' my heart to you
    You should be givin' me your heart, too
    But you just keep on actin' just like a fool
    You know it ain't cool

    Uh don't be cruel
    'Cause I would never be that cruel to you
    Uh no, oh oh, no
    Uh don't be cruel
    Uh girl, you need to change your attitude
    Uh no, oh
    Uh don't be cruel

    From fancy cars to diamond rings
    I've just about given you everything
    There's really not much I won't do for you
    I bought you 12 yellow roses and candy, too
    I like be up front and never play the back
    But the way you treat me girl is like a heart attack
    I'm real troop trooper and with all the times
    That you were by my side diggin' dollars outta crock

    Oh oh, girl
    As long as I've been givin' my love to you
    You should be givin' me your love, too
    But you just keep on actin' just like a fool
    You know it ain't cool
    It just ain't cool!

    Ow! Don't be cruel

    Uh, uh, uh
    Uh, uh, uh

    We used to hang out tough just kickin' around
    We discovered a love that had never been found
    You gave me your heart I gave you my mind
    But a true love affair we could never find
    Although I want you bad I could let you go
    'Cause there's a lot of girls out there that won't say no
    But due to fact that I want you, Jackie
    I want you more than human eyes can see
    But you had to start givin', tryin' to make a killin'
    Thought about the dollars I make and you were willin'
    To be with me Bobby B., but with a bad attitude I can't compete
    Now you know my name, now I know your game
    You want to be with me you got to be the same way
    That another girl would be and if you want to be with me

    Uh don't be cruel
    'Cause I would never be that cruel to you
    Uh no, oh oh, no
    Uh don't be cruel
    Uh girl, you need to change your attitude
    Uh no, oh
    Uh don't be cruel

    'Cause I would never be that cruel to you
    Uh no, oh oh, no
    Uh don't be cruel
    Uh girl, you need to change your attitude
    Uh no, oh

    We used to hang out tough just kickin' around
    We discovered a love that had never been found
    You gave me your heart I gave you my mind
    But a true love affair we could never find
    Although I want you bad I could let you go
    'Cause there's a lot of girls out there that won't say no
    But due to fact that I want you, Jackie
    I want you more than human eyes can see
    But you had to start givin', tryin' to make a killin'
    Thought about the dollars I make and you were willin'
    To be with me Bobby B., but with a bad attitude I can't compete
    Now you know my name, now I know your game
    You want to be with me you got to be the same way
    That another girl would be and if you want to be with me

    Uh don't be cruel
    'Cause I would never be that cruel to you
    Uh no, oh oh, no
    Uh don't be cruel
    Uh girl, you need to change your attitude
    Uh no, oh
    Uh don't be cruelWriter/s: ANTONIO REID, KENNETH BABYFACE EDMONDS, DARYL SIMMONS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., KAREN SCHAUBEN PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION, UNIDISC MUSIC
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