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SONG OF THE DAY – Blackstreet

SONG OF THE DAY

Blackstreet | Don’t Leave Me

 “Don’t Leave Me” was a single from the group’s second album Another Level, which also featured their most successful song “No Diggity”. Released in 1996, the album reached number three on the Billboard 200 album charts and number one on the Top R&B Albums chart for five weeks and sold over 4 million copies.

Photo Credit: Joseph Cultice

Photo Credit: Joseph Cultice

 

 

 

“Don’t Leave Me”, co produced by group member Teddy Riley, samples the melody from the song “A Dream” by popular 1980s soul band DeBarge.

 

 

 

 

The group later made a guest appearance on Jay-Z’s “The City Is Mine” and collaborated with Mya and Mase for the hit “Take Me There” from the Rugrats soundtrack. Throughout the years, the group went through legal and personal rifts, resulting in band members leaving and lawsuits. The band did however have a reunion in 2003 and released the album Level II.

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Check out the 1997 break-up love ballad “Don’t Leave Me” below.

Lyrics:

[Intro]

No baby, No baby, No baby

If you take your love away from me

I’ll go crazy, I’ll go insane

 

[Verse 1]

You got your problems, Baby. I got mine

Let’s just spend it all by putting it together, yeah

When you say you love me it don’t mean a thing

If you cared, You’d be there like you used to be

 

I’m searchin’ for the words to make you realize

That I really, really want you to stay

Tears of frustration I hold inside

But if you walk away, you’ll make this grown man cry

[Chorus]

Don’t leave, Don’t leave me, girl

Please stay with me tonight

Don’t leave me, girl

Please stay with me to-

 

[Verse 2]

Forget my pride, girl

I’m begging you

You’re my heart, You’re my soul

You’ve got so much control

 

My love runs deeper than the ocean and sea

But if you sail away

You’ll take the center piece of me

 

[Chorus x2]

 

[Bridge]

Stay, stay, stay

Stay right here with me forever

Stay, stay, stay

Stay right here with me forever

 

If you take your love away from me

I’ll go crazy, crazy, crazy, insane

If you take your love away from me

I’ll go crazy, I’ll go insane

If you take your love away from me

I’ll go crazy, I’ll go insane

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