Spit of Love

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Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is a renowned American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country, but she is perhaps best known for her more commercially accessible recordings in the 1990s including "Nick of Time", "Something to Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up on You", and the slow ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me". Raitt has received nine Grammy Awards in her career and is a lifelong political activist. more »

There's a howlin' at my window
I hear him closin' in 
That green-eyed jackal's got the scent 
Knows I'll let him in 
He slinks in by me at the fire 
More bitter than the cold 
And it's a rage as old as Hades 
That'll sputter on these coals 

And I'm callin' on the Furies, to let the toast begin 
I'm roasting on the spit of love again 
The spit of love again

I never have believed you 
But I stick around for more 
Somethin' bout that hollow in your eyes 
There's a darkness at the core 
Well, it's got me slowly turnin' 
And I'm basting on the bone 
I'm skewered like some drunken fool 
In juices all my own 

Callin' the Furies' carrion choir 
Singin' me back upon the pyre 
I'm roasting on that spit of love again 

You can call it what you want 
But it's lyin' just the same 
There's no mercy in these ashes, baby 
When your love's a cryin' shame 
And they're howlin' in moonlight, baby 
They're here to call my bluff 
They're wonderin' if there'll ever come a day 
When I'll have finally had enough

I'm callin' on the Furies, to let the toast begin 
I'm roasting on that spit of love again

Written by: BONNIE RAITT


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