You Better You Bet

Album: Face Dances (1981)
Charted: 9 18
  • You better you better you bet, ooh
    You better you better you bet, ooh
    You better you better you bet, ooh
    You better you better you bet, ooh

    I call you on the telephone my voice too rough with cigarettes
    I sometimes feel I should just go home
    But I'm dealing with a memory that never forgets
    I love to hear you say my name especially when you say yes
    I got your body right now on my mind and I drunk myself blind
    To the sound of old T-Rex
    To the sound of old T-Rex, who's next?

    When I say I love you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I need you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    You better bet your life
    Or love will cut you like a knife

    I want those feeble minded axes overthrown
    I'm not into your passport picture I just like your nose
    You welcome me with open arms and open legs
    I know only fools have needs but this one never begs

    I don't really mind how much you love me
    A little is really alright
    When you say come over and spend the night
    Tonight, tonight

    When I say I love you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I need you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    You better bet your life
    Or love will cut you like a knife

    I lay on the bed with you
    We could make some book of records
    Your dog keeps licking my nose
    And chewing up all those letters
    Saying you better
    You better bet your life

    You better love me, all the time now
    You better shove me back into line now
    You better love me, all the time now
    You better shove me back into line now

    I showed up late one night with a neon light for a visa
    But knowing I'm so eager to fight can't make letting me in any easier
    I know that I've been wearing crazy clothes and I look pretty crappy
    Sometime
    But my body feels so good and I still sing a razor line everytime

    And when it comes to all night living
    I know what I'm giving
    I've got it all down to a tee
    And it's free

    When I say I love you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I need you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I love you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I need you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I love you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I need you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I love you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)
    When I say I need you say you better
    (You better you better you bet)

    You better bet your life
    Or love will cut you just like a knife

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 28, 1981, the Who were guests on the weekly syndicated television program, 'Solid Gold'...
    At the time their "You Better You Be" was at #48 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, six weeks later it would peak at #18 {for 3 weeks} and it spent fifteen weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #4 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    Between 1965 and 1982 the British quartet had twenty-six records on the Top 100 chart, one made the Top 10, "I Can See for Miles", it peaked at #9 for two weeks on November 19th, 1967...
    Sadly, two of the four original members have passed away, Keith Moon at age 32 on September 7th, 1978, and John Entwistle on June 27th, 2002 at age 57...
    May they both R.I.P.
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