Alice Cooper – Be My Lover

This song has some of my favorite vocals by Alice Cooper. It was released in 1971 on the album Killer. The album contained this song, Under My Wheels, and Desperado.

Be My Lover peaked at #49 in the Billboard 100 in 1972. I thought this was more successful than that. I first heard it on my Alice Coopers Greatest Hits that I had at one time.

The album peaked at #21 on the Billboard Album Chart and two singles from the album made the Hot 100 chart.

On a side note…Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols called Killer the greatest rock album of all time.

Be My Lover

She struts into the room
Well I don’t know her
But with a magnifying glance
I just sort of looked her over, hmm
We have a drink or two
Well, maybe three
And then suddenly she starts telling me
Her life story
She says

Baby, if you wanna be my lover
You better take me home
‘Cause it’s a long long way to paradise
And I’m still on my own

Told her that I came
From Detroit City
And I played guitar
In a long-haired rock and roll band
She asked me why
The singer’s name was Alice
I said listen, baby
You really wouldn’t understand

And I said

Oh baby, if you wanna
Be my lover
You better take me home
‘Cause it’s a long long way to paradise
And I’m still on my own

Oh baby, if you wanna
Be my lover
You better take me hoooooome
‘Cause it’s a long long way to paradise
And I’m still on my oooooown

Ooooooh

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

16 thoughts on “Alice Cooper – Be My Lover”

  1. oh yah! Didn’t recognize it by title right away, but I know the song, although haven’t heard it much through the years. That Mr Lydon always surprises with his musical tastes, that’s for sure. Sid is probably rolling in his grave,LOL

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    1. I can’t beleive it didn’t chart in Canada! At least not what I found. There was limited info out on this song…I don’t understand why…it does sound like Sweet Jane a little but it’s one of my favorite Cooper songs.

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  2. I have to say I’ve come to appreciate Mr. Shock Rock over the past few year. While at first sight you may have to wonder about the mental status of a guy who has guillotines and other horror props on stage, he actually seems to be a nice guy – even though he once sang, ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy!’

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    1. He is the opposite of what you see it seems. The guy loves golfing and from what I heard a down to earth nice guy. He has a good voice for rock and roll for sure.

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  3. I didn’t know it by the title but oh hell yes I remember this one and have sung it at the top of my lungs many time. Alice Cooper was big at one time, at the top of the charts for a long time. I like how he slows it down at the end. Great singing and guitar

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