you used to come over - long black betty, heal my soul - what do we do now to solve it - when you're getting warm you cool me so - then you throw out your suicides, and say "hey, anybody looking? here i go" - throw me up in my face - how you make a poor man get so low
and you're so bad that i'm a river
you say you don't like me none - fool around with people i saw - turning the chain on the back of my neck - getting ready 'til somebody's home - but darling, if you don't know what to say - please, before i kiss my ghost - pull me down, it's a shame that it's something you'll never know
when you're so bad that i'm a river
supposed to be good to me - lay me down in my lungs - but it's over now, you say, you bet it is - i said i'm better now - that i'm a river - and you're so bad that i'm a river - so don't say you love me when the sun is something you want - when the sun is something - let the sun just burn you up...