The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Who Loves You Now?


Who Loves You Now?
Who loves you now? Do I?
Who calms you down and shows you how to comply?
Whose concern is how you contend with the pain?
Whose tender hands have touched your flesh and your heart and your brain
Again and again?

Who needs you near? Do I?
Who knows exactly what you fear? Do I?
Who'll stand by you, send your temperature high?
Who'll be with you when you haemorrage, stagger and die, dear?

Don't leave me my wretched memory,
Don't leave me now.
You get safe pills for self-inflicted ills -
Who loves you now?

Who lets you out and locks you in; who knows where you begin?
Who nestles snug inside your skin? Do I?
Who pursues you with desperate cries?
Whose fine taste only your death satisfies?

Who'll keep you safe and feed you right - turn brown meat into white?
Who'll taste your soft and tender flesh tonight?
Barren-hearted, ruthless and vain:
I'm sick of waiting for the sun to break after the rain.

We're all blind, god damn this poison humankind -
Who needs you now?
Brave sons, another generation comes -
Who loves you now?

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Live Stats

43 documented performances (click to explore)
1986 1 (JBC)
1997 3 (JBC)
1998 1 (JBC)
1999 7 (JBC)
2000 11 (JBC)
2001 3 (JBC)
2002 5 (JBC)
2005 1 (JBC)
2009 1 (JBC)
2012 2 (JBC)
2013 4 (JBC)
2014 2 (JBC)
2015 2 (JBC)


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7 Recorded Live Performances
2014-08-20 NN Cafe - Northampton, England

Credit: Phillip Snow
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA

Credit: Tom Peterson
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA

Credit: John Leon
2009-10-13 The Echo - Los Angeles, USA

Credit: Ian Matthews
2002-06-16 Au Casino - Kortrijk, Belgium

Credit: Brian Kelly
1997-09-22 The Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, USA

Credit: David Whittemore
1997-09-19 Bob & Anne's Wedding - Seattle, USA

Credit: David Whittemore
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  • It really doesn't get much better than this - Ermo
    5Jul2002 8:44 PM (14 years 299 days ago)
    ...if you want pleasant music and biting lyrics. And I do.
  • one of my faves
    ---- - shawnE
    1Jul2002 10:39 PM (14 years 303 days ago)
    this is one of my all time jbc fav's. i particularly like the lounged out piano solo. bravo butcher, bravo!