Now when you give more than you get
you’re in danger.
You might find out you’re lovin’
a total stranger.
‘Cause who knows what evil
lurks within the hearts of men?
It’s vanity, insanity
to play when you can’t win.
Lyrics from “Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead” by the Marvelettes, 1965.
First interpreted by Bettye LaVette in 1991.
Photos by Rick Stachura. Ms. LaVette at Sony Hall. September 21, 2018.
(1) LaVette and Darryl Pierce (drums).
(2) Evan Mercer (keyboard), LaVette, Pierce (drums), James Simonson (bass), and Brett Lucas (guitar).
(3) LaVette and Pierce (drums).