Thing Called Love Lyrics

Bonnie Raitt


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: John Hiatt
album: Track 2 in album Nick of Time
release date: 1989-3-21
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genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:53
drums: Ricky Fataar
vocal: Bonnie Raitt and Johnny Lee Schell
bass: Hutch Hutchinson
acoustic guitar: Johnny Lee Schell
percussion: Tony Braunagel
slide guitar: Bonnie Raitt
timbales: Tony Braunagel
composer: John Hiatt
lyricist: John Hiatt

Cover Art

Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time cover art
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Don't have to humble yourself to me,
I ain't your judge or your king
Baby, you know I ain't no Queen of Sheba
We may not even have our dignity,
This could be just a powerful thing
Baby we can choose you know we ain't no amoeba

Are you ready for the thing called love
Don't come from me and you,
It comes from up above
I ain't no porcupine,
Take off your kid gloves
Are you ready for the thing called love

I ain't some icon carved out of soap
Sent here to clean up your reputation
Baby, you know you ain't no Prince Charming
We can live in fear or act out of hope
For some kind of peaceful situation
Baby, how come the cry of love is so alarming

Are you ready for the thing called love
Don't come from me and you,
It comes from up above
I ain't no porcupine,
Take off your kid gloves
Are you ready for the thing called love

Ugly ducklings don't turn into swans
And glide off down the lake
Whether your sunglasses are off or on
You only see the world you make

Are you ready for the thing called love
Don't come from me and you,
It comes from up above
I ain't no porcupine,
Take off your kid gloves

Are you ready for it
Are you ready for the thing called love
Don't come from me and you,
It comes from up above
I ain't no porcupine,
Take off your kid gloves

Are you ready for it
Are you ready for love, baby
Oh yeah babe
Are you ready for love


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Nick of Time
  • 2 Thing Called Love
  • 3 Love Letter
  • 4 Cry on My Shoulder
  • 5 Real Man
  • 6 Nobody’s Girl
  • 7 Have a Heart
  • 8 Too Soon to Tell
  • 9 I Will Not Be Denied
  • 10 I Ain’t Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again
  • 11 The Road’s My Middle Name