MICHAEL MCDONALD lyrics - If You Wanted To Hurt Me

MICHAEL MCDONALD
"If You Wanted To Hurt Me"

La la la la la la
Hey now

I've been waiting for you all my life
Only to hear you tell me that you can't be mine
Oh, we both lose everything we've had
Make it sound to me that, that you're crucified

Now my fleeting joy grows so dim
As you turn away and run to him
Makes me wonder what you mean when you say his name
If you want the truth
That you must break my heart for my own good
Makes me wonder how you'd treat me, baby
If you wanted to hurt me, no, baby
If you really wanted to hurt me, yeah

No matter how I try, I may never find
A single ray of hope in all your lies
So I live in fear, I shed a doubt
It's just another heartache and there's no way out

And so this hole grows so deep
As you turn away and run to him
So once more, tell me how you're thinking that you must be cruel to be kind
But are your good intentions with me in mind?
Makes me wonder how you'd treat me, baby
If you wanted to hurt me, no, babe
If you really wanted to hurt me

No, babe
No, baby
If you really wanted to hurt me
Yeah, yeah

So you say you'd stay if you could
But you must break my heart for my own good
Makes me wonder how you'd treat me, baby
If you wanted to hurt me, no, babe
If you really wanted to hurt me, you're doing just fine
Are your good intentions with me in mind?
Makes me wonder how you'd treat me, baby
If you really wanted to hurt me, yeah, baby
If you wanted to hurt me, I know you would
Yeah, yeah, your love, baby
No, no
If you really wanted to hurt me
No, no, no
Hey now, baby, don't you do it
Oh, darling

(Don't do it) Don't do it
(Don't do it) Don't do it
(Don't do it)
No, babe (Oh, baby)
Don't do it (Don't do it)
(Don't do it)
No, no
(Don't do it)
Baby, don't you do it (Don't do it)
Baby, don't do it
(Don't do it, no)
(Don't do it) No, no
(Don't do it)
(Don't do it, yeah)
(Don't do it) If I don't have you, baby
(Don't do it) By my side
No, baby
(Don't do it)
Makes me wonder how you'd treat me, baby
If you really wanted to hurt me
No, baby
(Don't do it)
(Don't do it)
(Don't do it)