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Old 04-01-2020, 03:01 PM   #84
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Default Re: Do you think the song ',For Lovin Me,' is chauvinistic?

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Originally Posted by Jesse Joe View Post



Do you think the Gordon Lightfoot song,"For Lovin Me," is chauvinistic?


In the 60's, 'The Women's Right' movement, gaved him "heck" about that song. He told an interviewer, that he still performs it today on occasion. He said, "It's a good one, it depends on how you look at it"...


For Lovin' Me, 1966 by Gordon Lightfoot

That's what you get for lovin' me
That's what you get for lovin' me
Everything you had is gone, as you can see
That's what you get for lovin' me

I ain't the kind to hang around
With any new love that I've found
'Cause movin is my stock 'n trade, I'm moving on
I won't think of you when I'm gone

So don't you shed a tear for me
'Cause I ain't the love you thought I'd be
I've got a hundred more like you, so don't be blue
I'll have a thousand 'fore I'm through

Now there you go you've cried again
Now there you go you've cried again
But then some day when your poor heart is on the mend
I just might pass this way again

That's what you get for lovin' me
That's what you get for lovin' me
Everything you had is gone, as you can see
That's what you get for lovin' me
That's what you get for lovin' me

[ July 11, 2006, 05:47: Message edited by: Jesse -Joe ]

I don't see how it could be.

Obviously the guy in the song is being a jerk but it's also one of those song about a rambler who moves around, stays with a woman for a while and leaves and who knows how many such songs have been written though the years.
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