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Betty Davis

Anti Love Song

+ interview on BullsEye, 2009

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Originally from Betty Davis' s/t album (1973).
You can't top the sexiness of the attitude of this track. Funkalicious.

No I don't wanna love you
Cause I know how you are
That's why I've been staying away from you
That's why I haven't called you

Cause I know you could possess my body
I know you could make me scrawl
I know could have me shaking
I know you could have me climbing walls

That's why I don't wanna love you

Cause I know how you are
Sure you say you're right on and you're righteous
But with me I'd know you'd be right off
Cause you know I could possess your body too, don't cha?
You know I could make you crawl

And just as hard as I'd fall for you, boy
Well You know you'd fall for me harder

That's why I don't wanna love you

Cause I'd know what you'd do to my heart
You'd scorch it just like a hot iron
Leave me burning alone in the dark

Cause I know you'd could make me suffer
I know you could drive me mad
I know you'd just take me in a circle
And when it got real I know you'd disappear 

That's why I ain't gonna love you

Cause I know you like to be in charge
But with me you know you couldn't control me, don't cha?
Cause you know I'd make you drop your guard
Cause I'd have you eating your ego
I'd make you pocket your pride

And just as hard as I'd be loving you, boy
Well you know you'd be loving me harder

That's why I don't wanna love you

No no no 
I said I don't wanna love you
No no no no no no
I said I ain't gonna
No no no 
I said I don't wanna
No no no no no


Enjoy here a live interview by Jesse Thorn with Betty Davis, the first, in almost 30 years [mp3], since She left the scenes and got to private life. 
Released in 2009, this chat was to promote the re-release of her amazing first records Betty Davis and They Say I'm Different, by the Seattle label Light in the Attic Records.

"There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. [..] Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown" [source]

Interviewer: When you said you never got high in the 60s.. you really didn't get high.. at all?
Betty Davis: No, I didn't get high at all.
Interviewer: Why did you make that choice?
Betty Davis: Because I didn't feel that I need it to
Interviewer: Was it hard not to?
Betty Davis: No, when everybody started to get high, I'd leave, it wasn't really difficult, I'd just leave.. because I.. didn't wanna be a drug, you know, or a party pooper, or.. someone that would be there observing.. then I'd just leave.

What a classy woman. What a fcuking good taste for making amazing Music.
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