From the recording All of It

I came home after a Bettye Lavette concert in Seattle, WA.
She had me sobbing the entire show
I went back to my apartment and wrote this song in about 20 minutes.
Thank you Ms. Lavette!!

Lyrics

v1- !
CG!
I give myself away, just to make you feel okay !
G F#F C!
About feelin’ nothin’, even when we make love ! v2- !
But when it comes to love, I’m sorry to say !
Dm G!
Deflects it. (mm, mm, mm, mm * follow elec. piano)! Dm G!
And what a sad, sad thing. How you deflect it ! v3-!
C!
So I won’t think about. (woh,hoh,no, no, no)! G!
The way things used to be, oh no I won’t !
GF# F
C F!
I Give Myself Away !
CG!
You said one time,(mm,mm) everything would be just fine !
GF#F CG!
If only you (mm,mm, mm) could accept it. But, can you? (oh, hoh)!
!
Chorus!
DmG Dm!
What is it about a girl like you, you can walk through so much pain (pain)! F!
I’ll just drink it all away, and you, you’ll never touch that place in me...never ! !
Chorus!
Dm G Dm!
!
What is about a girl like me? I give myself away ! F G!
Just to love someone and I , I’m sorry to say.. !
Dm G Dm G!
You deflect it. What a sad, sad thing. How you deflect it. !
v4-C !
One day, one day.(one day- oh woh, hoh) !
G!
You gonna know (woo, oo, oo, oo) what you walked away from (oo, hoo)!
G-F#-F !
And maybe you’ll see, (woo,hoo, hoo) maybe you’ll see (woo,oo,hoo, hoo)all the good in me, ! C G!
like I do today I’m sorry to say !
words & music by: Lisa Marshall !

Chorus!
Dm G !
What is it about a girl like you, you can walk through so much pain !
!
Dm FG!
But when it comes to love, I’m sorry to say !
Dm G Dm G ! You deflect it. What a sad, sad, thing how you deflect !
Dm G! so sad, how you...