"Don't Let Him Go" as written by and Kevin Patrick Cronin....
So you figure that you've got him all figured out
He's a sweet talkin' stud
Who can melt a girl's heart with his pout
He's the kind of lover that the ladies dream about
Oh, yes he is

He's got plenty of cash
He's got plenty of friends
He drives women wild
Then he drives off in a Mercedes-Benz
He's got a long wick with a flame at both ends
He's hot

But don't let him go
Just give him a chance to grow
Take it easy, take it slow
And don't let him go
Don't let him go

He makes you so angry
He makes you so sore
The wait may be worth it
But how can you wait any more?
When you're wonderin what you're waitin' for
Baby I don't know

But don't let him go
Just give him a chance to grow
Take it easy, take it slow
And don't let him go
Don't let him go


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"Don't Let Him Go" as written by Kevin Patrick Cronin

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    General CommentNo comments? Well when I went to their concert over the summer, this was my favorite song they played.
    AJGullo23on March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite REO songs, with the jumpy beat and the fast solos and all. Lyrically, it seems to be about telling a girl to stick with her guy even though he pays no attention to her.
    DarkPooon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.

    It is about an age old conudrum for the female-her attraction to the alpha male.

    The guy has it going on. The chick digs him for obvious reasons. Problem is, other girls do as well. And the alpha male isn't shy on capitalizing on his success to the dismay of the girl.

    The singer offers words of encouragement telling females exactly what they want to hear. Don't dump his ass. Stick around and give him a few years and maybe you'll get the ring.

    In the real world I am uncertain as to how successful this strategy would be. However, I can see the tremendous appeal this would have to the female population as this song would give them hope that their bad boy is going to change his ways and is going to be a nice loving caring husband and a domesticated father.
    JamesLoveon July 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment i’m a little confused about the message in this song. This singer of all people has a tendency to write about his insecure ways with women. Even their biggest song ‘keep on loving you’ is admittedly about an imaginary girl. The guy in this song (‘don’t let him go’) sounds like a douche bag to me. Also their song ‘tough guys’ for instants pokes fun at the kind of guy he is writing about in this song, yet the lyrics here encourage women to stay with such a guy. Help me here
    thetruthisinmypuddingon December 02, 2017   Link

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