"Don't Walk Away" as written by Edward Theodore Riley, Richard Stites, Reed Philip Vertelney and Michael Kurt Jackson....
Don't walk away
See I just can't find the right thing to say
I tried but all my pain gets in the way
Tell me what I have to do so you'll stay
Should I get down on my knees and pray

And how can I stop losing you
How can I begin to say
When there's nothing left to do but walk away

I close my eyes
Just to try and see you smile one more time
But it's been so long now all I do is cry
Can't we find some love to take this away
Cause the pain gets stronger every day

How can I begin again
How am I to understand
When there's nothing left to do but walk away

See now why
All my dreams been broken
I don't know where we're going
Everything we said and all we done now
Don't let go, I don't want to walk away
Now why
All my dreams are broken
Don't know where we're going
Everything begins to set us free
Can't you see, I don't want to walk away

If you go, I won't forget you girl
Can't you see that you will always be
Even though I had to let you go
There' nothing left to do
Don't walk away


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"Don't Walk Away" as written by Michael Jackson Richard Stites

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  • +2
    My OpinionI absolutely love this song. It's like someone said, Painful but beautiful.
    dontplagiarizeon October 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song. It's very different from Michael's other songs.
    It's about breaking up, heartbreak and broken dreams. He's disappointed and almost begging her not to end the relationship and walk awy from him.
    Beautiful and painful at the same time.
    Tyler2004durdenon August 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song. It's very different from Michael's other songs.
    It's about breaking up, heartbreak and broken dreams. He's disappointed and almost begging her not to end the relationship and walk awy from him.
    Beautiful and painful at the same time.
    Tyler2004durdenon August 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti really think people are put off by the opening but this song is truly beautiful.
    Soaron July 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe entire Invincible album is full of sad songs that make me cry. They're beautiful, but sad at the same time.
    wayla1234on May 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually about Diana Ross and his relationship .... because at that time they were going through arguements and most of Michael's songs are about Diana Ross because Diana was his one true love he loved her more then anything and anybody else including Debbie and Lisa
    brittanytion January 23, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about Diana Ross. She was the love of his life!! He tried to marry her for over 2 decades!

    He begged and pleaded with her to marry him but she was afraid of the media who kept picking on her bcuz of the age diff. MJ even said in 93, that his love songs were for her!!

    They were msgs to her. He and Diana talked thru music and had done that for years!!

    MJ " Diana and I communicate thru Music, it's our favorite mode of communication...

    MJ:. Diana and I sing in spirit we're always together, even when we're apart....
    They sang tons of songs to EACH OTHER!!
    And MJ called' her the most important woman in his life! And " The One" .....


    taylor2009on December 18, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about pleading for someone not to abandon and walk away from their family.
    godddamon November 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's what Invincible was about! He was begging and pleading to marry Diana! And she was Invincible becuz she was embarrassed about the age difference...
    Go look at Invincible then go look at her CD _blue_ u will see they match becuz they were tokens of love to each other!!

    ITC was about her refusal to come out of the closet and admit they were lovers!!

    MJ said all of his love songs were about HER!!

    His life revolved around her!
    MJ's words at 96 WMAs
    *She's MY WORLD, and I love her dearly!!*

    Moonwalk: " He called her his first love, and said: *I've always loved Diana Ross, _ and I says will!!*

    Rock/roll Hall of Fame ceremony: He pulls her into his arms and says: *I'm crazy about you!!*

    RTT album: *Dedicated to Diana Ross with love*

    Greatest Hits album 04:
    Says, *To Diana, I loved u in the old days, I love u even more now, I love you!*

    History album inset 1995:
    ( While still married to LMP!!)
    Has a large intimate picture of MJ and Di wrapped in each other's arms, with a caption that says:. *To Diana with ALL MY love!!* Then at the bottom, he wrote:. *I love you Diana!!!*

    With Invincible, he sent her 6 copies and told her the CD was a token of love to her. She worked with him to make her CD identical and made it a token of love back to him!!

    (( Just like he did with OTW sending her 6 copies and saying she was his inspiration!!))

    He also had a shrine to her with 100s of pics/paintings
    Named his foundation after her.
    Publicity declared he loved her st award ceremonies, at concerts, in Interviews, in books etc ..( she the ONLY woman he ever Publicity showered with love/ adoration)

    He was so devestated when she married Arne in 86 instead of him, that he cried for weeks, list weight, and had to take years of therapy trying to get over her!!

    That's why she's the one he loved forever, and the only one in the will ( in the WIFEY spot!!)

    MJ:. Diana Ross is the most important woman in my life, and I have never loved anyone as much as I love her ...
    taylor2009on December 19, 2017   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI love this song, both sad and beautiful. But the name of this website is SongMeanings. All it gave us was everyone who wrote the song and the song lyrics. I was hoping to find out who the woman was that he was singing the song to. BUT considering that more than a few wrote this song, perhaps they all had someone they lost, so maybe this song was written not just for one particular woman. But Michael sure sang it like he was singing to one particular woman he didn't want to lose.
    JoannBelieveson August 07, 2018   Link

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