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Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker



Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker - About the song


Since the song's writers, Geoff Gill and Clint Wade, were British, the lyrics of the song were originally full of UK English expressions and colloquialisms that would be foreign to the American ear. So the publisher gave it to Benatar to clear up; Benatar rewrote it. She has stated that she loved it from the first time she saw it, and it remains one of her favorites. Note that many of Benatar's most famous songs, including the empowerment anthem "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," were written by men.

Though everyone thinks of Pat Benatar as a solo act, she in fact has a regular backing band that contributes just as much to the work as she does. Most notably her husband Neil Giraldo, who writes some of her songs, and has always been her lead guitarist. Other names to know in her band include drummer Myron Grombacher, keyboardist Charlie Giordano, and bassist Mick Mahan. On this song, the line-up was Neil Giraldo on guitar and keyboard, Scott St. Clair Sheets on rhythm guitar, Roger Capps on bass, and Glen Alexander Hamilton on drums.

Heartbreaker - Lyrics

Your love is like a tidal wave, spinning over my head

Drownin' me in your promises, better left unsaid

You're the right kind of sinner to release my inner fantasy

The invincible winner and you know that you were born to be


You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker

Don't you mess around with me

You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker

Don't you mess around, no, no, no


Your love has set my soul on fire, burnin' out of control

You taught me the ways of desire, now it's takin' its toll

You're the right kind of sinner to release my inner fantasy

The invincible winner and you know that you were born to be


You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker

Don't you mess around with me

You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker

Don't you mess around, no, no, no


You're the right kind of sinner to release my inner fantasy

The invincible winner and you know that you were born to be


You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker

Don't you mess around with me

You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker

Don't you mess around with me


You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker

Don't you mess around with me

You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker

Heartbreaker



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