"Leave" as written by and Rob Thomas....
It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and lose it all

It's unnerving
How just one move puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell

I'm not saying there wasn't nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
I'm now saying we ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let it get away from me

But if that's how it's gonna leave
Straight out from underneath
Then we'll see who's sorry now
If that's how it's gonna stand, when
You know you've been depending on
The one you're leaving now
The one you're leaving out

It's aggravating
How you threw me on and you tore me out
How your good intentions turn to doubt
The way you needed time to sort it out

I'm not saying there wasn't nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
I'm now saying we ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let it get away from me

But if that's how it's gonna leave
Straight out from underneath
Then we'll see who's sorry now
If that's how it's gonna stand, when
You know you've been depending on
The one you're leaving now
The one you're leaving out

The one you're leaving now
The one you're leaving out

I'm not saying there wasn't nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me

But if that's how it's gonna leave
Straight out from underneath
Then we'll see who's sorry now
If that's how it's gonna stand, when
You know you've been depending on
The one you're leaving now
The one you're leaving out

Tell me is that how it's going to end
When you know you've been depending on
The one you're leaving now
And the one you're leaving out

The one you're leaving now
The one you're leaving out


Lyrics submitted by 7_myshell_7

"Leave" as written by Rob Thomas

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Leave song meanings
Add your thoughts

31 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General Commentthe absolute best break-up song ever. it's got the deep depression, and it's got a touch of the anger. It even goes in the right order ... first disbelief then sadness, then anger.
    Jag3892on October 15, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song reminds me of an on again/off again relationship. Like the girl just depends on him, but she gets scared and leaves him and just tries to turn off her heart, and then she's sorry and wants to get back with him. And he knows what's happening and it makes him mad and it upsets him, but he still can't leave her behind completely. That's just the way the song seems to me, I love this song it's sooo beautiful.
    wildcherry06on January 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell i dunno if this song will make u feel better, but it will definitely relate to u if u have relationship probs....its like the saddest song in the world...and its exactly how it all feels...great song
    GlriusBlnknDshWrldon February 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a sad but beautiful song. I first heard it right after my boyfriend and I broke up. Its exactly how I felt at the time. It still makes me cry sometimes but it is one of Matchbox 20's best.
    k_doggon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat a great song. the line "I'm not saying there wasn't nothing wrong, I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me" is just heartbreaking. this is about one of those relationships that never was quite "on", never exactly healthy ... and one person finally just got fed up and broke it off, leaving the other completely stunned.

    I bought mad season, but never really listened to it a lot. then I saw matchbox 20 in concert that summer, and this song really got me back into the CD in a big way. it was all I listened to for the first few months of college
    catherinekson June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a really good song and it reminds me of an older guy that I love with all my heart.. I like the line "how you take your heart and turn it off" because that is what he has done.. Anyway, it's a great song!! :)
    lilaimzekinson September 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is fantastic.

    The emotion in Rob Thomas's voice when he sings that last "I'm not saying there was nothing wrong
    I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me" makes me burst into tears.

    It's the culmination of all the hurt, anger and other emotion in this song.

    Brilliance.
    Galaxy250on January 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is possibly the greatest song of all time!!! The meaning and words are great. It is a great song to listen to if you are having relationship problems, it will make you feel better.
    TK_17on January 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimply a beautiful song. I can't really say much more else that fits this song the way it deserves.
    LiveUrLifeon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's gotten me through so many relationships since I've had the cd.
    Brooke_Hon May 23, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain