SLS ~ Cruel Evil Horrible Monster Wicked

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks go out to our musical host Jim Adams for continuing SLS each week. Today I chose “Ways to be Wicked” by Lone Justice. This is the title track from their 1985 debut album and the lyrics were written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell. The album didn’t do very well, possibly due to overhype (according to Wikipedia). The song is interesting though…

Ways to be Wicked

Honey, why you always smile
When you see me hurt so bad
Tell me what I did to you, babe
That could make you act like that

Well, I’ve been your fool before, honey
Yeah and I probably will again
‘Cause you ain’t afraid to let me have it
No, you ain’t afraid to stick it in

Well, you know so many
Ways to be wicked
Oh, but you don’t know one little thing about love

I can take a little pain
Yeah, I can hold it pretty well
I can watch your little eyes light up
While you’re walking me through hell

Well, I’ve been your fool before, honey
Yeah, I probably will again
‘Cause you ain’t afraid to let me have it
No, you ain’t afraid to stick it in

Well you know so many
Ways to be wicked
But you don’t know one little thing about love

Those cobra eyes
Light with a smile
Baby, you take pride
In the devil down inside

Well, I can take a little pain
Yeah, I can hold it pretty well
I can watch your little eyes light up
While you’re walking me through hell

Well, I’ve been your fool before, honey
Yeah, and I probably will again
You ain’t afraid to let me have it
No, you ain’t afraid to stick it in

Well, you know so many
Ways to be wicked
Oh, but you don’t know one little thing about love

Well, you know so many
Ways to be wicked
Yeah, but you don’t know one little, one little thing about love

Yeah, you know so many
Ways to be wicked
But you don’t know one little thing about love

~*~

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Image credit ~ Jim Adams

18 responses to “SLS ~ Cruel Evil Horrible Monster Wicked

  1. It is a great rock and roll song and I really like it. Thanks for the introduction to Lone Justice Paula. I love the lead singer Maria McKee.

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  2. Well that rocked! Thanks for sharing Paula ☺️

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  3. I had forgotten about this song. Nice to hear it again. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Never heard this before. Good choice!

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  5. It’s a good song, but the singer’s voice bugs. 🤷🏼‍♀️The band was good though.🎶🌠

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  6. A new song for me.

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  7. Pretty cool song and definitely a different sound. New one for me. I like it! 🙂

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  8. I thoroughly enjoyed that! I listened to it twice! 🙂

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  9. They made some great songs didn’t they? Don’t Toss Us Away a personal fave and I think she covered it again 20 odd years later!

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