Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

Album: Kissing To Be Clever (1982)
Charted: 1 2
  • Give me time to realise 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 fires burning
    Choose my colour 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 is 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 Writer/s: Michael Emile Craig, Roy Ernest Hay, Jonathan Aubrey Moss, George Alan O'Dowd
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 4th, 1982, "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" by Culture Club entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; and on March 20th, 1983 it peaked at #2 (for 3 weeks) and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 (25 weeks).
    The three weeks it was at #2 the #1 record was "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson...
    It was ranked #11 on the 'Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1983' chart...
    Though it only reached #2 in the U.S.A. it peaked at #1 in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
  • Horace from Las Vegas, NvNo, I didn't misspell singing. she was deaf so she actually was signing the song to me.
  • Horace from Las Vegas, NvAn ex girlfriend started signing this song, when I was breaking up with her. It didn't work I dumped her anyway. so now when I hear this song it makes me laugh. Apparently it didn't work for Boy George either.
  • Lalah from Wasilla, AkHey Random Terrain. "Chose my color, find a star" was part of the lyrics because it rhymed with "That's a step, a step too far".
    Shouldn't we separate love songs about love from love songs about love denied? The latter ones are the memorable ones. I'd take this song over "Sunshine Lolly Pops" any day.
  • Mark from Byrdstown, TnI was in college when this song was hot.Anytime it was on the radio and Boy George asked "Do you really want to hurt me"? lots of the guys would yell....."YES"! Not a bad song really but it certainly wasnt cool to like this song if you were a guy.
  • Cyberpope from Richmond, CanadaFile this one under "Songs boys only listen to because they're trying to make a move on girls"
  • Random TerrainThese facts are OK, but what do lines like "Choose my color, find a star" mean?
  • Anna from OttawaReminds me of the end of the Shrek movie o.0
  • Julia from Cleveland, OhBEST SONG EVER! Obviously, Greg doesnt know what he's talking about.
  • Greg from Victoria, CanadaIf you REALLY want to hurt ME...play this song...just plain bad!
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