Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

Take me to heart and I'll always love you
And nobody can make me do wrong
Take me for granted leaving love unsure
Makes willpower weak and temptation strong

A woman's only human
You should understand
She's not just a play thing
She's flesh and blood just like her man

If ya wanna do right (do right - do right)
(do right - do right) woman (woman)
You've gotta be a do right (do-right - do-right)
All night man (do right - do right) (man)

Yeah-yeah they say that it's a man's world
But you can't prove that by me
And as long as we're together baby
Show some respect for me

If you wanna do right (do right - do right)
(do right - do right) woman (woman)
You gotta be a do right (do right - do right)
All night man (man)

A woman's only human
This you should understand
She's not just a plaything
She's flesh and blood
Just like her man

If you wanna do right (do right - do right)
(do right - do right) woman (woman)
You gotta be a do (why don't cha) right (why don't cha)
All night (why don't cha - why don't cha)
You gotta be a do right
All night man...

if you've never heard this song, it's like a more down-to-earth, grown-ass-woman-talkin' version of r.e.s.p.e.c.t.

if you want a little, you've got to give a little. simple as that.

it's easy to get used to being comfortable and safe. we all do it in one way or another. whether it be materially, spiritually, or otherwise.

however, sometimes you have to ask yourself some tough questions. what did i do to deserve this safety? how did i get so comfortable in the first place? what am i willing to do to maintain it? if it was just handed to me, should i see it as a gift or a birthright? is this safety worth my sanity/soul/livelihood/fillintheblank?

one relationship where this comfort/safety should never need to be questioned is that of a parent and child.

when parents provide a safe haven for their babies, they have a positive model for later love. of course, we all know that--for a multitude of reasons--many parents cannot provide that sort of home.

it seems that for some who developed in that situation, being faced with a certain level of love later in life can make one scared, resentful, greedy, or simply apathetic.

still, no matter what, no (functional) mate is ever going to replace a parent. or be your 24/7 therapist.

so...if you want a doright (wo)man, you gotta be prepared to return the favor.

it's that simple.

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