Janis Joplin – ‘One Night Stand’

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One Night with Janis

As often as Janis Joplin sang about love gone sour, she was also a heartbreaker in her own right!

‘One Night Stand’ is a fantastic anthem for a woman so focused on her career that she doesn’t have time to make anything or anyone else her priority, much to the disappointment of her suitors.

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Not everyone was meant to be tied down, and no one was more aware of that simple fact than Janis, the consummate free spirit!

Farewell Song, Janis’ 1982 posthumous release features songs like ‘One Night Stand’ and other releases from her time with Big Brother and The Holding Company and Full Tilt Boogie.

When you realize how talented Janis Joplin was and how much she accomplished in only 10 years, you realize why it is she never really settled down.

When you’re that talented, you have to channel all of that energy into using what the universe gave you. That really doesn’t leave a whole lot of time or energy to devote to anyone or anything else, even if you’re as lonely as Janis was:

She loved men and had several lovers but in many ways was very much a loner. “Onstage, I make love to 25,000 people – then I go home alone.”

Say what you want about Janis Joplin, but she always called her own shots!

+ One Night Stand lyrics +

When I’m on the road playin’ in a town without a name
And I’m feelin’ low everybody looks the same
Well, you catch my eye and then you come on strong
An’ try to make your play
Just because we love tonight
Please, don’t you think it’s gonna stay that way

Don’t you know that you’re nothin’ more than a one night stand?
Tomorrow I’ll be on my way, baby, catch me if you can
Honey, take me by the hand and play that game again

Everywhere I go, the people try to get next to me
That’s alright but tomorrow I’ve got to be free
We’ve got good a thing, baby, and it’s all up on us tonight
Don’t you go and spoil it dear, by trying to get yourself all uptight

Don’t you know that you’re nothin’ more than a one night stand?
Tomorrow I’ll be on my way, baby, catch me if you can
Honey, take me by the hand and play that game again

When I’m on the road playin’ in a town without a name
And I’m feelin’ low, everybody looks just the same

You catch my eye, you come on strong
An’ try to make your play
Just because we love tonight
Honey, don’t you think it’s gonna stay that way

Don’t you know that you’re nothin’ more than a one night stand?
Tomorrow I’ll be on my way, baby, catch me if you can
Take me by the hand and play that game again

Don’t you know that you’re nothing more than a one night stand?
Take me by the hand and baby play that game again
Don’t you know that you’re nothing more than a one night stand?

Read more: Janis Joplin – One Night Stand Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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