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

44 documented performances (click to explore)
1986 1 (JBC)
1997 3 (JBC)
1998 1 (JBC)
1999 7 (JBC)
2000 12 (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: Philip 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
1997-09-19 Bob & Anne's Wedding - Seattle, USA
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It really doesn't get much better than this
...if you want pleasant music and biting lyrics. And I do.
Ermo 5Jul2002 8:44 PM
one of my faves
this is one of my all time jbc fav's. i particularly like the lounged out piano solo. bravo butcher, bravo!
shawnE 1Jul2002 10:39 PM