ABUSE
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publisher: Halwill Music (ASCAP)
From the album AM I REAL OR WHAT (1985)

I leave a little early
From your fatal final blow
I don't need to hear you say
What I already know
An easy mistake to assume I'd stay
You thought I'd look the other way
But abuse is just a game I play in bed

A far cry from assertive
No one knows that more that you
But you confuse that part of me
For being easily fooled
Ah darling, you'll forgive me please
Don't be surprised, no bended knee
'Cause abuse is just a game I play in bed
And abuse is just a game I play in bed

Across the board from box to wire
I finish where I start
The pretty lies you tell me
Keep me missing the sad parts
Ah sure I love you, yes I'll cry
But your silly girl needs to survive
And abuse is just a game I play in bed
Abuse is just a game I play in bed

I leave a little early
From your fatal final blow
I don't need to hear you say
What I already know
An easy mistake to assume I'd stay
You thought I'd look the other way
But abuse is just a game I play in bed
Abuse is just a game I play in bed
Abuse is just a game I play in bed