Who Sang Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?? Violent Femmes

Release information
Writer(s): George Alan O'Dowd, Jonathan Aubrey Moss, Michael Emile Craig, Roy Ernest Hay
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock
producer: Michael Beinhorn
additional producer: Brian Ritchie, Victor DeLorenzo and Gordon Gano
Some other versions of "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"

Lyrics
Give me time to realize my crime
Let me love and steal.
I have danced inside your eyes
How can I be real.

Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry
Precious kisses words that burn me
Lovers never ask you why.
In my heart the fire is burning
Choose my color find a star
Precious people always tell me
That's a step a step too far.

Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry
Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry.

Words are few
I have spoken
I could waste a thousand years
Wrapped in sorrow, words are token
Come inside and catch my tears
You've been talking but believe me
If it's true you do not know
This boy loves without a reason
I'm prepared to let you go

If it's love you want from me
Then take it away
Everything's not what you see it's over again.

Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry
Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry.

Give me time to realize my crime
Let me love and steal.
I have danced inside your eyes
How can I be real.
If it's love you want from me then take it again.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
  • 2 Dance, Motherfucker, Dance!
  • 3 To the Kill (live, 1990-11-08: Palace, Melbourne, Australia)

  • Release information
    label: London Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 042286957111
    script: Latin