i must have that man lyrics – billie holiday

don’t want my mammy
i don’t need a friend
my heart is broken
it won’t ever mend
i ain’t much carin’
just where i will end
i must have that man

i’m like an oven
that’s crying for heat
he treats me awfully
each time that we meet
it’s just unlawful
how that boy can cheat
but i must have that man

he’s hot as hades
a lady’s not safe in his arms
when she’s kissed
but i’m afraid that he’s cooled off
and maybe i’m ruled off his list
i’ll never be missed

i need that person much worse ‘n just bad
i’m half alive and he’s drivin’ me mad
he’s only human if he’s to be had
i must have that man

/ billie holiday lyrics