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What Every Woman Lives For

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Words & Music: Doc Pomus/ Mort Shuman
She may say she needs fancy bangles and beads
That's part of a woman's plan
But what every woman lives for
What every woman lives for
Is to give her love to a man

Wise men have known women can't live alone
So a woman should understand
That what every woman lives for
What every woman lives for
Is to give her love to a man

He may not be the kind you find in picture books
A real life hero with dashing handsome looks
He may not be the guy that you've been dreaming of
But that won't stop you from giving him your love

So dear, can't you see that it was meant to be
It's part, part of our destiny
'Cause what every woman lives for
What every woman lives for
Is to give her love to a man
And I hope that man is me
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Recorded: 1965/05/13, first released on Frankie and Johnny

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 6, 2012report abuse
Add echo guys and you might find it a tad better. A nice inoffensive ballad that I don't find sexist but what do I know, I am just an unfeeling man. Nice little tune, not top notch, could have been better recorded, but by no means rubbish.
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
Not exactly Pomus/Shumans brightest moment.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
I don't like this song, but I don't find the words to be sexist at all...
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
A very bad song. A beautiful voice....but still a very bad song. It's not surprising they mixed it the way they did--with Elvis' voice way up front; his voice is the only thing this song has going for it!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
A well sung, but mediocre ballad from the movie "Frankie And Johnny". The lyrics are a bit dated and may be perceived as sexist. That said, most women, as well as men, want to give their love to someone. The song, the movie and the soundtrack are not among Elvis' best, but they are enjoyable and innocuous.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
Terrible like most of the LP. No such thing as sexism in those days? Hah! Try being a woman and getting ahead in the 60s'! By the way, for all of those against remixes, Elvis was infuriated with the final mixes of these soundtracks. Listen to how up front his voice is, while the rest of the band is miles away. So even though this is not how he heard the song in the studio, it was tamprerd with and came out bloody awful. He ranted about it but didnt seem to have much clout did he. Artistic control, what happened?
Aarons (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
There not awful lyrics, a bit of sexist lyrics goes a long way. Relax there was no such thing as sexism. Either way not from one of my favorite movies.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
Rotten song,rotten film and a bloody awful soundtrack.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
oh no, should never have been recorded. only remember one good song from the orginal Lp, that was 'Please don't stop living Me' as for the rest, I never play them.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2009report abuse
yes, awful sexist lyrics; really drab.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 31, 2009report abuse
Probably the most sexist lyrics ever written. From the great Pomus/Shuman team came this drab? Even they didnt care anymore at this point. Awful.
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