The Runaways Don’t Abuse Me Lyrics

Before I was in

A rock n’ roll band

I couldn’t get the time of day

Now I’m doin’ everything I can

I thought I had it made

Strangers drop in

And pretend they’re friends

People I don’t even know

I want you, I need you

It’s so hard to tell

And what you’re really feelin’

Won’t show

Don’t abuse me

Now you listen to what I say

If you’re tryin’ to use me

Why don’t you just go away

You took me around

An’ you showed me the town

I thought you were kind of nice

But if someone stepped in

With more to show

You’d drop me without thinkin’ twice

You tie yourself to my apron strings

Thinkin’ your friends will be impressed

You get your way by bribin’ me

Tellin’ me I’m the best

Don’t abuse me

Now you listen to what I say

If you’re tryin’ to use me

Why don’t you just go away

Who can I trust an’ where can I go

To find someone who truly wants me

Take me for what I am

That’s the way it’s gotta be

Rock n’ roll love you want so bad

Tellin’ everybody you’re mine

But we both know deep down inside

You’re just diggin’ for every dime