"I'd Rather Go Blind" as written by and Sam Cooke....
Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talking,
Something deep down in my soul said, "cry girl"´,
When I saw you and that girl, walking out.

Ooo I would rather, I would rather go blind boy,
Than to see you, walk away from me child, and all
Ooooo so you see, I love you so much
That I don't want to watch you leave me baby,
Most of all, I just don't, I just don't want to be free no

Ooo I was just, I was just, I was just sitting here thinking
Of your kiss and your warm embrace, yeah,
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips, now baby,
Revealed the tears that was on my face, yeah.

Ooo and baby, baby, I would rather, I would rather be blind boy
Than to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Ooo baby, baby, baby, I'd rather be blind now


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"I'd Rather Go Blind" as written by Ellington Jordan Billy Foster

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  • +1
    General CommentNo the song is about what it says. Nothing more, nothing less. It cant get anymore blunt, Id rather go blind than dealing with the hurt of seeing your loved one walk away.
    SteelyDanforeveron October 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike SteelyDanforever said,It's about a woman who'd rather go blind than to see the one that she loves walking away with some one else. Just the thought of them being with someone else breaks her heart.
    Lovetoyouon January 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is about lying to yourself, being blind on purpose about the fact that your loved one is about to leave 'cause loves you no more. You know it deep inside, but you are afraid of being alone outside of a relationship.
    You don't want to see it, but you know it will happen anyway, so all you have left is cry.
    JYueon July 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo matter what this song means, it is one of the songs that make me wanna move, sing and cry...
    bab_ison December 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my undoubted all time favourites.

    Intense song about the power of love really.

    Etta James is a god-send. It is almost depressing that this song has so little comments on this site, reflective of its lack of recognition in the wider world.
    vieireson March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW... One of my favorite songs. I think everyone can relate. Etta is incredible. Its a shame it took Beyonce, to give this woman any credit.

    " i was just, i was just, i was just sittin' here thinkin, of your kiss, and you warm embrace.. yeahh!"
    zojunioron July 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe pain and heartache in her vocal on this song moves me every time.

    RIP Etta.
    lebigmacon January 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStrong enough to break your heart :(
    R.I.P Etta James
    Paymaanon August 09, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI'm sorry, but although I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE Etta fan, each and every time I see this song title (anywhere) I think of masturbation :) It must be the Catholic in me, but this song makes me snicker every time! I won't bother deciphering the lyrics because they are not only straightforward, but I didn't select this song for them.
    spinachsaladon October 29, 2011   Link

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