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sixtieschick Lyr Req: Oxymoronic songs (22) RE: Lyr Req: Oxymoronic songs 18 Jun 05

You didn't say if you are looking for lyrics strictly in folk songs. If not, there are a couple of old Detroit soul songs that riff on the paradox of loving someone the more he/she mistreats you:

AIN'T THAT PECULIAR (William "Smokey" Robinson/Marvin Tarplin/Robert Rogers/Warren Moore)
full lyrics at:'t-That-Peculiar.html

Honey you do me wrong but still i'm crazy about you
Stay away too long and i can't do without you
Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and more
But each hurt makes my love stronger than before . . .


YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME (William "Smokey" Robinson)
full lyrics:

I don't like you
But I love you
See that I'm always
thinking of you
Oh, oh, oh,
you treat me badly
I love you madly
You've really got a hold on me . . .


Hope that helps.


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