Don't Play Around

Album: The Boys Are Back In Town (1980)
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  • He stuck that knife right into her gut
    I want to tell you she was lucky with what she got
    But what she got was not enough
    She played around

    Don't play around
    I tried to tell her he was not so dumb
    I tried to warn her there was something wrong
    She wouldn't listen, she continued on
    She played around

    If you give your love to someone and someone treats you bad
    If you give your love to someone and someone makes you mad
    If you give your love to someone it can be so sad

    Don't play around
    Don't play around

    He left her dying in the pool of blood
    And she was crying oh my god oh my god
    But she was no good, she was no good
    She played around

    Don't play around
    She'd be laughing and dancing the night away
    She'd be laughing and dancing with every man that came away
    But as her life's blood slipped away
    I thought i heard her say
    Don't play around
    Don't play around Writer/s: PHILIP PARRIS LYNOTT, WILLIAM SCOTT GORHAM
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 2

  • Silver Dollar from DublinThis may have been written about his wife, who cheated on him. He was angry. To say this is ''misogyny'' (dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women) is a bit weird. Philip loved women.
  • Suffering Zappatache from Galicia I bought the double single when it came out and even at the tender age of 12 I knew the lyrics were a little disturbing! Only played the song once or twice and probably haven't heard since it in 40 years!
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