Pat Benatar – Treat Me Right

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Ghost/Pumpkin/Trick/Treat/Witch.

From her 1980 album, Crimes Of Passion. The song reached #18 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart on March 13, 1981.

From Wikipedia

Treat Me Right” is a single by Pat Benatar. Benatar released HER version December 29, 1980, as the third and final single released off her best-selling album, Crimes of Passion. Produced by Keith Olsen, the song was written by Doug Lubahn.

But it was released a year earlier than Benatar in 1979 by the band BULLSEYE. And never received wide radio play as her.

Treat Me Right

You want me to leave, you want me to stay
You ask me to come back, you turn and walk away
You want to be lovers, and you want to be friends
I’m losing my patience, you’re nearing the endOne of these days you’re gonna reach out and find
The one that you count on has left you behind
Don’t want to be no martyr, with no one, no say
Oh my, my baby, before it’s too lateTreat me right, treat me right
Open your eyes, maybe you’ll see the lightDo you think I’m a fool, well you better think twice
I’ve had enough baby, it’s time you realized
That you can’t have it both ways, it’s no way to live
You’ve done all the takin’, it’s your turn to giveOne of these days you’re gonna reach out and find
The one that you count on has left you behind
Don’t want to be no martyr, with no one, no say
Oh my, my baby, before it’s too lateTreat me right, treat me right
Open your eyes, maybe you’ll see the light
Oh, treat me rightYou want me to leave, you want me to stay
You ask me to come back, you turn and walk away
You want to be lovers, and you want to be friends
I’m losing my patience, you’re nearing the endTreat me right, treat me right
Open your eyes, maybe you’ll see the light
Oh, treat me rightTreat me right
Treat me right
Treat me right
Treat me right
Treat me right
Treat me right
Treat me right
Treat me right

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Douglas Harden Lubahn

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