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Rasputina If Your Kisses Can't Hold the Man You Love Lyrics

Last updated: 10/04/2007 11:00:00 AM

Every time that I hear a woman cry 'cos her man has left her flat
I just feel like saying, "don't be such a fool, you fool."
Better dry your eyes, can't you realize
You gain nothing by that
Well, that's no way to keep his heart warm, baby,
When his love grows cool

What's the use in sighing?
What's the use in crying?
If he's wandered off the track
'Cos if your kisses won't hold the man you love
Then your tears won't bring him back, no

You might as well be cheerful
There's no use being tearful
If he's given you the sack
'Cos if your kisses won't hold the man you love
Then your tears won't bring him back


Now, listen
If sweet sugar kissin' isn't gonna make him come home
Tell me, how do ya hope to keep him to ya
With tears instead of song

Just be a normal fella
Come on, say "What the hell-a"
Get his clothes and help him to pack
'Cos if your kisses won't hold the man you love
Then your tears won't bring him back

Love is like home cooking: good, and wholesome
But all men need some mutton on the outside now and then
If you find your boy is cheating,
Do the same, old dear
He's only giving you the chance that you've been waiting for for years
My goodness! Tears won't get you anything
Just a shiny red nose
Go on, paint up, powder up, put on your swellest clothes
Men: go and get 'em by the score
Neglected girls shouldn't worry
That's what God made sailors for!

Don't cry for him or chase him
Just go out and replace him
With some good looking Tom, Dick or Jack
'Cos if your kisses won't hold the man you love
Then your tears won't bring him back

If your kisses won't hold
The man you love
Then your tears won't bring him back!

Thanks to Zoe for submitting If Your Kisses Can't Hold the Man You Love Lyrics.



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Authorship...? | Reviewer: Lindy | 10/3/2007

Jack Yellen wrote the song and Vivian Ellis composed it. however, i think that rasputina didnt use the original melody, because it was wirtten in 1930.



Authorship...? | Reviewer: Karen the LairMistress | 9/17/2007

I love this song; but I've heard that the band (Melora, that is) didn't actually write it. Can anyone tell me the author/composer(s) of this song? I've just gotten maddeningly curious about this. Thanks in advance...



Power to Woman | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/22/2007

This song inspires me to never let myself cry because of some idiotic guy.



The reason I'm listening to the band. | Reviewer: Amy | 4/27/2005

I adore this song, it's great. I like the lyics because they're so random, but true. I keep finding myself singing it really unappropriate times. Xx



Everything you love about Rasputina... | Reviewer: Josh | 7/19/2004

Seriously - everything you have come to love about Rasputina is encompased in this song. It rocks, has a killer melody, and has
that staunch feminist viewpoint that, while surely based positively
in truth, provides a potent and comic edge to an already great tune.