"If You Leave Me Now" as written by and Peter P. Cetera....
If you leave me now
You'll take away the biggest part of me
Oh, oh, oh, oh, no, baby please don't go
And if you leave me now
You'll take away the very heart of me
Oh, oh, oh, oh, no, baby please don't go
Oh, oh, oh, oh, girl, I just want you to stay

A love like ours is love that's hard to find
How could we let it slip away
We've come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way
When tomorrow comes and we'll both regret
The things we said today

A love like ours is love that's hard to find
How could we let it slip away
We've come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way
When tomorrow comes and we'll both regret
The things we said today

If you leave me now
You'll take away the biggest part of me
Oh, oh, oh, oh, no, baby please don't go

Oh, girl, I just got to have you by my side

Oh, oh, oh, oh, no, baby please don't go

Oh, my, my, I just got to have your loving


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"If You Leave Me Now" as written by Peter Cetera

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  • +2
    General CommentThat's such a great ballad! I just love the guitar solo, the orchestra parts, this swinging bass line... and Peter Cetera's indescribable sweet vocals.
    I have often listened to this song when I was feeling lovesick... sad stories, but great music, that made me feel better
    groovybassiston March 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with all three who have posted comments before me. Everyone I know calls me a dork for listening to sappy '70's-'80's era love ballads (and not just for their camp value) but you know, in an age where most everyone's a cynic, the honesty and emotion in the lyrics is definitely welcomed. Glad to know I'm not the only one who likes this song for something other than its '*wink, wink*, tongue planted firmly in cheek' value. Just gorgeous, that's what this song is.
    ToroTrashon August 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReally sweet and sad song. One of my favorites!
    nsickleron October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song represents the second phase of Chicago, where Peter Ceteral used the band as a vehicle to launch his solo career and the band members were replaced with a bunch of people from Toto.

    Regardless, I still like the song. Cetera wrote this about his wife, who wanted to divorce him.
    Fluffyinsanityon December 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThanks for improving my feelings for this overplayed little gem from a once cutting edge terrific and kind of scary wonderful band of the seventies.
    quilcene54on October 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf this song isn't ever depressing...especially after you go through a breakup! I dub the Chicago "Heart of Chicago" album an official "Breakup" album!!! I love this song...it's great.
    y2doggyon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a classic ballad. An intense plea, so much passion. all-time great
    globalon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a beautiful lyric...
    Nowhere_Girlon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was only until i watched an episode of sex and the city when i first heard this song properly. A classic break up song & very emotional!!
    00:jpstln:00on April 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe singing cherry advert song!!! brilliant!!!
    sOCS479on November 11, 2004   Link

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