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Bonnie Raitt — Love Me Like A Man
Album: Road Tested
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Released: 1995
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
These men that I've been seeing, baby
Got their soul up on the shelf
You know they could never love me
When they can't even love themselves
But I need someone to love me
Someone to really understand
Who won't put himself above
Who just loves me like a man

I've never seen such losers, Darlin'
Even though I tried
To find a man who could take me home
Stead of takin' me for a ride
And I need someone to love me
I know you can
Believe me when I tell you
You can love me like a man

They all want me to rock them
Like my back ain't got no bone
I want a man to rock me
Like my back bone was his own
Darlin', I know you can
Believe me when I tell you
You can love me like a man

I come home sad and lonely
Feel like I wanna cry
I want a man to hold me
Not some fool to ask me why
I know you can
Don't you put yourself above me
You just love me like a man
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 sfyi2001 wrote:
Fakin' it. Yay. Pass {#Naughty}
 Absotively Posilutely FALSE!

 wycado wrote:
You just let me put down my triple half-caf Caramel Macchiato, my man purse, my cardigan wrapped around my waist, my sunglasses, and my sandals, and I'll show you a man, honey.
 
I'm a dirty old man wondering if she meant "girl, love me like a man!" 
 sfyi2001 wrote:
Fakin' it. Yay. Pass {#Naughty}

 
Nothin' fake about those licks. Your ears must have been fakin' it while the song was playin'. {#Ask}
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Nice segue from John Hiatt!

 
Correct George.   
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
My my my....   just how I like my blues...    slow and real dirty... .

Thanks Bonnie..  if I wasn't straight.....    


{#Music}

 
{#Hearteyes}  Yumm Yumm Bonnie woooo-hoo
Fakin' it. Yay. Pass {#Naughty}
That is some serious guitar playing!
Nice segue from John Hiatt!
On this, Bonnie gives ABSOLUTELY one of the best, most sensual deliveries of all time, and having seen her live at Red Rocks, WOW
 thewiseking wrote:
Idunno, the whole Harvard Grad tryin to sound like white trash thing never did it for me. Not that she ain't talented.

 
Exactly.  You dunno (sic). 

"White trash"?!?... for what, loving and performing blues music?  Mastering the slide guitar?  Bonnie ain't tryin' to do anything.  She's doing/done it for over 4 decades.

Also, she never graduated Harvard so you're wrong about that too.

...and a maybe new handle for you: theuninformedking.
 thewiseking wrote:
Idunno, the whole Harvard Grad tryin to sound like white trash thing never did it for me. Not that she ain't talented.

 
Well, Radcliffe College, and I don't believe she graduated.
Idunno, the whole Harvard Grad tryin to sound like white trash thing never did it for me. Not that she ain't talented.
Deliciously Wicked Bonnie  {#Hearteyes}
 martinc wrote:
godess like

 
Make that a Capital "G" & double "d!"  

Goddess!!!



MilesW wrote:
That could be the finest blues guitar I've ever heard - masterful!

 
love the dynamics too...
 
That could be the finest blues guitar I've ever heard - masterful!
Always stunning, this is just so fine.
Bonnie Baby Rock me!!! Ooooowwwwwww-hoooo-hoooooooooo  : )
Bonnie at her very best.  I'll always thought her voice was most suitable to blues.
 jagdriver wrote:
This is the Bonnie I like... not that pop chart doppelganger.

 
Nice stuff - I like that clean Stratocaster sound.
wow, we need more chicks like this one. {#Hearteyes}
this might be my fav of hers.
What a song! I'm so glad I got to see her — one time with Stevie Ray Vaughan at Red Rocks in the mid-80s — because: SHE JAMS!
Magnificent{#Bananajam}
Queen of the blues!
This is the Bonnie I like... not that pop chart doppelganger.
Bonnie is finger-lickin awesome! {#Guitarist}
Had to think about that one for a minute, Poose, but its pure dead brilliant!!!

ThePoose wrote:
Ha! Bonnie was in Baghdad when the Chicks were in dad's bag!


mrdak wrote:
Yeah girl...... the Dixie Chicks do this pretty darn good too.  {#Tongue}

 



 


One of my most favorite guitarists.  Boy can she play the blues.  Clean, soulful and complex (but not frenetic like so many others).
Nice guitar.....love that slow blues!
Aw, hell ya!  Love this tune, and this version is sweet.
Dang!
Ha! Bonnie was in Baghdad when the Chicks were in dad's bag!


mrdak wrote:
Yeah girl...... the Dixie Chicks do this pretty darn good too.  {#Tongue}

 


Yes sweet Bonnie you may! Cuddle it, grab it and pull it with those wicked fingers, for a delicious long time, then kick it right down the steps when your done with my subservient listener ass!  Oww and Yumm, woo-hooo!
 kingart wrote:
Very talented. Classic.  Great singer. But she bores me. Always singing yearning mansick and lovestruck or lonely. Every song of hers I've ever heard is a variation on another. 

 
Isn't that really all blues songs? And I don't hear anything wrong with it.
Very talented. Classic.  Great singer. But she bores me. Always singing yearning mansick and lovestruck or lonely. Every song of hers I've ever heard is a variation on another. 
Love this woman...
kickass guitar
My heroine! 
Listen to that: "....don't put yourself above me, Baby, just love me like a man" {#Exclaim}
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
My my my....   just how I like my blues...    slow and real dirty... .
 
Yup, same here. This is the real deal, back to basics, smoky basement club, seductive blues. The dog's bollox. She sings that to me, I'm an upright fellow all night. 9 from the aroused Nottingham jury.
Kind of got burned out on her a while back...thx for the subtle reminder of her immense talent
I admire Bonnie Raitt, and love her music even though all her songs sound pretty much the same. This is one of her best. 
godess like
Dang, Bonnie!
 Cynaera wrote:
What's that got to do with anything?  I'm straight, and I STILL want to have her baby. {#Lol}
 
Then that's just plain crooked! Lol!

But, then again, If anybody's worth getting bent out of shape for, or with,  Bonnie 'd be our gal!
 mrdak wrote:
Yeah girl...... the Dixie Chicks do this pretty darn good too.  {#Tongue}
 
Sure, I like them broads too, but Bonnie Raitt was kickin' it out both pants legs before the Chicks were gleams in their daddy's eyes. She paid her dues on the blues circuit when women just didn't DO that sort of thing. Along with Janis, she opened the door, hell, they kicked it off the hinges, for all the rocking, bluesy women who've come along since.

Bonnie is an original. An artist true to her calling. Oh hey, she ain't such a bad guitar player neither.

Saucy.... {#Yes} 
Best female slide guitar player.

And she's spitting out quadruplets like she's on guitar fertilization pills. {#Lol}

 coyotexxx2 wrote:
I like the Blues live (even recorded) so much better than produced studio recorded.  Not sure why!!
 
This live cut is the best version of this Chris Smither song ever. 

 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
My my my....   just how I like my blues...    slow and real dirty... .

Thanks Bonnie..  if I wasn't straight.....    


{#Music}
  What's that got to do with anything?  I'm straight, and I STILL want to have her baby. {#Lol}


I like the Blues live (even recorded) so much better than produced studio recorded.  Not sure why!!
My my my....   just how I like my blues...    slow and real dirty... .

Thanks Bonnie..  if I wasn't straight.....    


{#Music}
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Very nice!!

9
 fredriley wrote:

Seconded. Excellent raw back-to-basics blues.

 
now,now Fred....you replied some time back that "posh" white Americans have no right to sing the blues...
Miss Bonnie was born to some pretty well off parents.....but the girl rocks!

 Cynaera wrote:
She's the female Stevie Ray Vaughan (or supply your own favorite male blues guitarist here.)  I just lovelovelove her music!!! {#Notworthy}
 
Yup. This is pure, down 'n' dirty, bare-bones, ageless shitkickin' blues. Blues like this will be played and sung for as long as humans get the blues. 8 from the Nottingham jury.


 calypsus_1 wrote:

BONNIE RAITT - Love Me Like a Man, Live (1976)
    *

Guitar Heroes: Whatever kind of music I have posted in my channel, the Blues was, is and will always be my favourite kind of music. I drummed a lot on this music ;-))

"1976 was just a few days ago..."

"young, old... don't matter when it's BONNIE! "      piknikie

 

*     a short message to the author or authors of this miserable censorship: You, yes, you're a "sucks" that live on the wrong planet. Will die away.
 

Blues can get insanely boring, especially if its not played well... Bonnie is fantastic, and her vibrato on the slide guitar is to die for, and a fantastic singer she is too

BONNIE RAITT - Love Me Like a Man, Live (1976)
Guitar Heroes: Whatever kind of music I have posted in my channel, the Blues was, is and will always be my favourite kind of music. I drummed a lot on this music ;-))

"1976 was just a few days ago..."

"young, old... don't matter when it's BONNIE! "      piknikie

 




She's the female Stevie Ray Vaughan (or supply your own favorite male blues guitarist here.)  I just lovelovelove her music!!! {#Notworthy}

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She played a few songs with Jackson Browne before John Edwards' speech.

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this is great
 
 wycado wrote:
You just let me put down my triple half-caf Caramel Macchiato, my man purse, my cardigan wrapped around my waist, my sunglasses, and my sandals, and I'll show you a man, honey.
 
Hysterical!
Awesome voice, amazing performance.  I'm not particularly fond of the blues — but Bonnie Raitt really floats my boat.  More, please!
You just let me put down my triple half-caf Caramel Macchiato, my man purse, my cardigan wrapped around my waist, my sunglasses, and my sandals, and I'll show you a man, honey.

God, I'm such a sucker for those sweet, sweet blues chord progressions, even if they are a cliche.  8.

she is so overlooked ~ it's not right ~ please play us her doin Prine's  Angel from Montgomery (her and Prine preferably)
Yeah girl...... the Dixie Chicks do this pretty darn good too.  {#Tongue}
Wow, what a woman! {#Clap}
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
{#Notworthy}{#Clap}
 helgigermany wrote:
As a fan of the Blues , this i like very much. Thanks RP!!
 
Seconded. Excellent raw back-to-basics blues.

As a fan of the Blues , this i like very much. Thanks RP!!
Never heard this before today. Most excellent.

{#Yes}
Originally Posted by jhayes4: actually i believe this song was written by the blues guitarist Chris Smither as "Love you like a man." (he also has a few songs in the radioparadise rotation) a great track with a cool twist that bonnie sings it from a woman's perspective.
I think you are absolutely right jhayes. I love Chris Smithers' songs. Thanks for the clarification. :D
actually i believe this song was written by the blues guitarist Chris Smither as \"Love you like a man.\" (he also has a few songs in the radioparadise rotation) a great track with a cool twist that bonnie sings it from a woman\'s perspective.
One of the great early Bonnie songs from her first few albums. Sippie Wallace wrote this.