Simply The Best/ Tina Turner

Live From Earth/ Pat Benatar

THE BEST

Writers: Holly Knight/ Mike Chapman

 

I call you when I need you

and my heart’s on fire

Come to me come to me wild and wired

You come to me

give me everything I need

You give me a lifetime of promises

and a world of dreams

You speak the language of love

like you know what it means

And it can’t be wrong

take my heart and make it strong babe

 

You’re simply the best

Better than all the rest

Better than anyone

Anyone I ever met

I’m stuck on your heart

I hang on every word you say

Tear us apart

baby I would rather be dead

 

In your heart I see the start

of every night and every day

In your eyes I get lost

I get washed away

Just as long as I’m here in your arms

I could be in no better place

 

You’re simply the best

Better than all the rest

Better than anyone

anyone I ever met

I’m stuck on your heart

I hang on every word you say

Tear us apart

baby I would rather be dead

 

Each time you leave me I start losing control

you’re walking away with my heart and my soul

I can feel you even when I’m alone

oh baby don’t let go

 

You’re simply the best,

Better than all the rest

Better than anyone

Anyone I ever met

I’m stuck on your heart

I hang on every word you say

Tear us apart

baby I would rather be dead

You’re the best

 

 

 
Lyrics

1. THE BEST
 

LOVE THING

Writers: Holly Knight/ Albert Hammond

 

Saw you there so confused

I knew that I could make my move now

treading softly I walked over to you

we talked about this thing called loved

Saw your eyes open wide and I knew you’re heart was in it

let me take you there, let me take you there tonight

 

Get on board

Get on my love thing

Gonna drive you wild ooh hoo

I wanna show you I wanna hear you sing

baby we got a love thing right now

 

Close your eyes, follow me

I’ll show you a world you’ve never been to

Take a ride on my love machine

and I won’t do anything you can’t get into

What I got is what you need

and you won’t do a thing about it

let me take you there, let me take you there tonight

 

Get on board

Get on my love thing

Gonna drive you wild  ooh hoo

I wanna show you I wanna hear you sing

baby we got a love thing right now

 

I never want you to go

I always want you to stay

So c’mon baby c’mon now,

c’mon now c’mon now c’mon

‘Love’

Saw your eyes open wide

and I knew you’re heart was in it

Oh let me take you there, let me take you there tonight

Get on board

Get on my love thing

Gonna drive you wild ooh hoo

I wanna show you I wanna hear you sing

baby we got a love thing right now

 
Lyrics

2. BBC Radio Roger Davies interview/ LOVE THING
 

BETTER BE GOOD TO ME

Writers: Holly Knight/ Mike Chapman

 

A prisoner of your love

entangled in your web

hot whispers in the night

I’m captured by your spell

Oh yes I’m touched by this show of emotion

Should I be fractured by your lack of devotion

Should I should I

 

Oh you better be good to me

That’s how it’s gotta be now

Cause I don’t have no use

for what you losely call the truth

You better be good to me

 

And I think it’s oh so right

That we don’t need to fight

When we stand face to face

and you present your case

and I know you keep telling me that you love me

and I really do wanna believe

but did you think I’d just accept you in blind faith

Oh sure babe, anything to please you

 

But you better be good to me

That’s how it’s gotta be now

Cause I don’t have the time

For your over loaded lines

and I don’t have no use

for what you loosely call the truth

You better be good to me

 

And I really don’t see why it’s so hard to be

Good to me

And I don’t understand what’s your plan

that you can’t be good to me

What I can’t feel I surely cannot see why can’t you be

Good to me

If it is not real I do not wish to see why can’t you be

Good to me

Oh you better be good to me

That’s how it’s gotta be now

Cause I don’t have no use

for what you losely call the truth

You better be good to me

 

 

 
Lyrics

3. BETTER BE GOOD TO ME
 

‘This was a greatest hits package, and Tina wanted a bonus single to round out the package. I had submitted Love Thing to her for Foreign Affair and she wasn’t sure about the tune, I think she thought it was too racy. I asked her to have a second listen when they were looking for a single for this record,  I had ‘cleaned’ the lyrics up a bit, and Tina decided she loved it after all and recorded it. Not many people have seen the video, but I think she never looked hotter. I remember thinking that she would’ve made a great Cat Woman. She was clad from head to toe in a Leopard skin halter dress by Azzadine Alia. The woman has style’. -HK

 

 
 
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