Burt Bacharach Lyrics


Burt Bacharach is simply one of the most accomplished
composers of the 20th Century. In the 1960s and '70s,
Bacharach was a dominant figure in popular music, writing
an amazing 52 Top 40 hits. In their musical sophistication,
Bacharach compositions stood apart from much of the simpler
pop music of the era. Bacharach songs typically boasted
memorable melodies, unconventional time signatures and
striking chord changes. Lyricist Hal David, Bacharach's
primary collaborator, provided Bacharach's music with Tin
Pan Alley craft and More...




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Love these reviews! Too funny! | Reviewer: Taria Johnson
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

I listened to this song as a little girl a LONG time ago. I like the melody. The take away is: Run TO him. RUN to him. Period. Doesn't matter who is bringing home the bacon. It's about getting ready for LOVE, romance, etc. Nothing wrong with that. I like the updated lyrics submitted about rubbing HER feet.

a nice historical piece | Reviewer: pc
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

gotta be honest, I see both sides of the coin here... and if it were a woman singing it to a man with the words modified slightly I would feel same way. The message is harsh but the reality is that unless you try everyday to do somthing nice for your spouse (flowers, a compliment, dressing nicely, staying fit) do you really expect to receive any consideration in return.

I Am an Animal | Reviewer: Your Man
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

But please Anon 2/22/12. Did we wake up with the period today? Why you just be the girl all women want to be?

No, well. Perhaps not. But why not just listen the song as such? The lyrics are 40-50 years old and enjoy the fact that the world the song lives in does not exist anymore.

What is wrong with you people? | Reviewer: Anon
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

Ladies, there is nothing wrong with keeping yourself looking good for your spouse, and putting forth effort to be romantic and spoil your man...as long as it goes both ways. This song is absolutely chauvenistic! 1) He demeans women by calling us" little girl". 2) He suggests that men don't have enough control over their sexual drives to keep themselves from running out on you should you dare to send him to work with your hair in curlers. 3) Not only do men not have control over their desires, but they would be in the right to leave you with nary a word if they didn't like how you looked in the morning! Cuz after all "Men will always be men" and we ladies have nothing more to offer than our bodies, right? Disgusting piece of trash, this song is, and anyone who doesn't get that is an absolute moron!

Some women are too selfish | Reviewer: Melody
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

I am a 27 year old female and i heard this song on the radio while my fiance's mum was listening. I thought it was a wonderful piece of advice. relationships take work and I know too many girls my age and older who don't put in this type of effort then complain when they get treated the same. I put in effort and i can see the results. If you are putting it out there that you adore your partner they will appreciate it and show it back. If you put in the effort and they don't show it back, that's when you should start complaining. but many of the people in my generation think they should get service on a plate for doing nothing in a relationship simply because they are female. *That* is sexism.

The Truth Hurts | Reviewer: Jason
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

Christina and the writer of Wife and Lover are correct. People (of both genders) many times are quick to stop trying after some time in a marriage, which isn't good for anyone.

If a woman wants a happy, satisfying marriage, she has to put some effort into the little things. She'll usually find that the effort is appreciated and matched by the man in other ways. Unfortunately, men are more reactive than women (this is a compliment, ladies), so don't hold your breath waiting for him to begin. Shouldn't be that way but it is.

I took the challenge -- here's lyrics for a man to sing that update the song | Reviewer: Barry Fagin
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

I've been adding this tune to my repertoire, because it jazzes up nice and a jazz waltz is good to play at a gig to change things up a bit. But the lyrics are, as people point out, a bit dated. I liked the idea above of adding a verse for a man to sing, so here's my contribution. Apologies to Mr. David. --BF

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Hey, great big guy,
With your head up your buttocks,
Soon she might walk out that door!
Don't think because
You put a ring on her finger,
You needn't try any more

Real men should always be lovers, too.
Make sure she knows she's the only one for you
I'm warning you.

Day after day,
There are guys at her office,
And men will always be men.
Tell her she's hot
When her hair's still in curlers.
Or you may not see her again.

Real men should always be lovers, too.
Make sure she knows she's the only one for you.
Or she might go ...

Hey, great big guy,
Better tell her she's pretty,
Sit down, rub her feet, after a stroll in the city
And dim all the lights,
Pour the wine, start the music.
Time to get ready for love.

Dim all the lights,
Pour the wine,start the music.
Time to get ready for love.
Time to get ready,time to get ready for love.
Time to get ready,time to get ready for love.

Old Fashioned somewhat revised | Reviewer: Christina
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

I LOVE this song, melody and words. I am 50 years old this month and Female. My husband and I have been married 32 years and walk around holding hands. I'm here to say we as women have alot of power over our men and I intend to keep it that way. Not take advantage of him or manipulate him with favors but to please and BE PLEASED by him. I work just as many hours as he does, we run a hardware store/garden center. He does the books I run the garden center (hard work) and yes I get cleaned up and spray a little perfume on, so what, I havent seen him all day. And by the way he does the same for me HE PUTS ON COLOGNE and tidies himself up to look nice for me. He helps me with the house chores. I cook dinner he washes dishes. After working 12 to 14 hour days, 6 days aweek, we are really tired and we still love seeing each other at the end of the day. OLD FASHIONED? ABSOLUTELY!!! BUT WE BOTH LOVE TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES. And we do it to keep that spark. Yes there has been a few days we havent spiffed ourselves up but its probably because we're doing housework and yard work all day. Anyway SOMEWHAT REVISED we both get ready for each other, it's always been that way.....

It makes me sick | Reviewer: barbara belanger
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

There was a conversation at the office today about old chauvinistic songs. This one came to mind for me as I am now 57 years old and remember when it was current. I was just a kid at that time. I was a "housewife" for many years and after cleaning and cooking all day and trying to be the best mother and wife I knew how to be I did not always look attractive when my husband arrived home. When we we went out to any social occasions or had guests I always looked my best. I was never over weight or terribly unkept in any way. As i said I am currently 57 years old - divorced for 10 years (I initiated the divorce) and have for the past ten years looked better than I ever did. This song has got to be the absolute worst! As even a guy put it, it is absolutely horrible. What a lot of damage this putrid song did to so many women at the time. It was about sex and control - it had nothing to do with love. I don't know if Burt Bacharach is still alive but if he is, he should be ashamed. It's disgusting. If anyone disagrees with me, you are an idiot. I don't give a damn about the melody - it sent a terrible message.

A song of its' time | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Wives and Lovers performed by Burt Bacharach

The usual way of things when the song was written was that the man went out to work & the woman stayed home.
Given that she probably had some time on her hands, it is a request from the songwriter for her to put down the caramels, stop watching Peyton Place & get changed out of the nasty house coat she lounged about in all day & into something a little more presentable.
Of course things have changed radically these day...haven't they?


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