Dana Clark Music

Written by Dana Clark

Story

This song begins with complaints about being mistreated by my man, as do so many blues tunes.  I just couldn't see being that bitchy for two more verses, so in the second verse I sent them to counseling, they began to communicate with empathy, and in the last verse it becomes clear that they're gonna live happily ever after. 

If only it worked out that well in real life!

Lyrics

Love is a Two Way Street

Copyright 1997 Dana Clark



Why don’t you move it over, baby

You’ve been crowding me so long

You tell the same old story

You sing that same old song

And yet every time I need you

You go and hand me some excuse
 
Here lately I’ve been wondering

Honey, what’s the earthly use

I’ve been trying to make you listen

I’ve been trying to make you see


That love is a two way street

It’s a two way street



You claim you know the way I'm feeling

You say this heartache’s nothing new

When it comes to grief and sorrow

Nobody knows like you

You say the way we’re living

Has been causing so much pain

You wonder how much longer

Your old heart can stand the strain

You’ve been trying to make me listen

You’ve been trying to make me see

That love is a two way street

It’s a two way street



Well, now I think I get the picture

I can see what’s going on

It always takes us both

To make love go so wrong

Lately when I’m lost and lonely

You’ve been hurting just as much

And we live without the comfort

Of that tender loving touch

But now I’ll give you what you want, Babe

If you give me what I need

‘Cause love is a two way street

It’s a two way street


I'm gonna give you what you want, Babe

You better give me what I need

'Cause love is a two way street

It's a two way street



 

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by James Sanders of Location Sound Design, San Antonio,

TX. Dana Clark: Vocals, piano. Kevin Lewis: Guitar, bass. Julie

Newberry: Drums.