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For Lovin' Me Lyrics

Artist: Gordon Lightfoot
Album: Lightfoot!

That's what you get for lovin' me
That's what you get for lovin' me
Ev'ry thing 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 found
'Cause movin' is my stock in trade
I'm movin' on
I won't think of you when I'm gone.

So don't you shed a tear for me
B'cause I ain't the love you thought I'd be
I 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're cryin' again
Now there you go you're cryin' again
But then someday when your poor heart
Is on the mend
Well 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
Comments/Interpretations
by Michael Bishop on 2/27/2014 4:34am
What a prick.
by Jerry Jones on 3/27/2014 4:54pm
You're upset with the lyrics of a 48 year-old song, Michael Bishop? You must be very young. :-)
by Kate on 5/8/2014 3:47am
Michael's right....what a prick. I'm not "very young" but the lyrics are egocentric to say the least. Just as if you were to listen to Sting's words to Every Step You Take....all about stalking.
by gravysgram on 5/12/2014 12:08pm
I'm also not very young but I've loved this song since I first heard it back in the '60s. It's a mistake to think any song is necessarily a reflection of the songwriter. Some beautiful love songs have been written by major jerks. The point of the song is that the guy is a self-centered schmuck and I've met more than a few just like the character in the song. It's been covered by multiple people and groups as well.
by Mikey's Music on 5/28/2014 6:11pm
This song went around the folk circuit in the late 60s. I even performed it a few times on my shows. An additional parody/verse went around that added insult to injury. That verse goes:

I'm leaving you babe, now I'm gone
But I ain't leaving you alone
You will have some company
As you'll soon see
To keep reminding you of me.


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