Tell It Like It Is Lyrics

by Nina Simone

Now if you want something to play with
Go out and find yourself a toy
'Cause little boy my time is too expensive
And I'm not a little boy

So if you are serious, don't play with my heart
It makes me furious
But if you want me to love you
You know, I will, you know, I will tell it like it is

Don't be ashamed
Let your conscience be your guide
I know deep down inside of me I believe you love me
So forget your foolish pride

Life is too short to have sorrow
You may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and please tell it like it is

I'm nothing to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
Tell it like it is
Tell it like it is
Like it is