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Emotions
Brenda Lee Lyrics


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Emotions, what are you doin'?
Oh, don't you know, don't you know you'll be my ruin?
You've got me crying, crying again
When will you let this heartache end?

Emotions, you get me upset
Why make me remember what I want to forget?
I've been lonely, lonely too long
Emotions, please leave me alone

You worry my days, yes, you torture my nights
Never a dream, no, those dreams never turn out right

Emotions, ah, give me a break
Let me forget that I made a mistake
Oh, can't you see what you're doin' to me?
Emotions, please set me free

You worry my days, oh, you torture my nights
Never a dream, no, those dreams never turn out right

Emotions, ah, give me a break
Oh, let me forget that I made a mistake
Oh, can't you see what you're doing to me?
Emotions (ah, ah, ah) please set me free

Overall Meaning

Brenda Lee's song "Emotions" is a classic song about heartbreak and the emotions that come with it. The song is a plea to emotions to leave the singer alone as they have been causing heartache and pain. The lyrics begin with the singer asking emotions what they are doing and pointing out that they will be the ruin of her. The emotions are making her cry again and she wants to know when they will let her heartache end.


The singer then goes on to express her frustration with emotions, as they make her remember things she wants to forget. She has been lonely for too long and pleads with the emotions to leave her alone. They "worry" her days and "torture" her nights, and she never has dreams that turn out right. The singer asks emotions to give her a break and let her forget the mistakes she has made. She pleads for them to set her free at the end of the song.


Overall, the song is a classic representation of the raw emotions that come with heartbreak. The lyrics are powerful in their simplicity and the upbeat melody contrasts with the sad lyrics, making it a bittersweet song that captures the heart.


Line by Line Meaning

Emotions, what are you doin'?
Asking what emotions are causing the singer's distress.


Oh, don't you know, don't you know you'll be my ruin?
Expressing the idea that unchecked emotions will lead the singer to ruin.


You've got me crying, crying again
Acknowledging that the emotions are causing the singer to cry uncontrollably.


When will you let this heartache end?
Asking when the singer will be free from the heartache caused by their emotions.


Emotions, you get me upset
Acknowledging that emotions are making the singer very upset and agitated.


Why make me remember what I want to forget?
Asking why emotions are causing the singer to remember unpleasant memories that they want to forget.


I've been lonely, lonely too long
Admitting that the singer has been lonely for a long time due to their emotions.


Emotions, please leave me alone
Begging for the emotions to go away and leave the singer in peace.


You worry my days, yes, you torture my nights
Stating that emotions are causing the singer to feel anxious and uncomfortable both day and night.


Never a dream, no, those dreams never turn out right
Implying that even in the singer's dreams, their emotions are causing them to have unpleasant experiences.


Emotions, ah, give me a break
Asking for a brief respite from the overwhelming emotions.


Let me forget that I made a mistake
Asking for the ability to forget something that the singer regrets doing or saying.


Oh, can't you see what you're doin' to me?
Asking the emotions to recognize the harm they are causing the singer.


Emotions, please set me free
Begging for the emotions to let the singer go and stop causing them pain.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Songtrust Ave
Written by: MEL TILLIS, RAMSEY KEARNEY

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