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Walk Away From Love
David Ruffin Lyrics


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It's not that I don't love you,you know how much I do. And it's not that I've found someone to take the place of you.It's just a fear that builds within me everytime you touch my hand.And a dread that shakes my body,that even I don't understand,so I'm leaving.This time I'm playing it smart.I'm gonna walk away from love before love breaks my heart.


Oh you're clenging to me tighter than you ever have before.I don't understand it.But I know it's gonna take everything I've got to keep walking out the door.But those arms you've got around me will let me go someday.And I'd rather leave you holding on,than pushing me away,so I'm leaving yes I am.This time I'm playing it smart.I'm gonna walk away from love before love breaks my heart.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to David Ruffin's song "Walk Away From Love" speak to the conflicted feelings that arise when we know we need to let go of a love that is no longer serving us. Ruffin sings about his love for his partner and the fear that arises when they touch, a fear that he cannot even understand himself. This fear drives him to make the difficult decision to leave, to "walk away from love."


The next verse speaks to the difficulty of actually walking away. His partner is clinging to him tighter than ever before, making it hard for him to leave. Ruffin knows that he needs to let go, and that his partner's arms will eventually let him go too. He'd rather leave while they're still holding on, rather than wait until they've started to push him away.


Overall, the lyrics of "Walk Away From Love" convey the complexity of love and relationships, and the hard decisions we sometimes have to make in order to protect ourselves.


Line by Line Meaning

It's not that I don't love you,you know how much I do.
I do love you, but there is something that is keeping me from staying with you.


And it's not that I've found someone to take the place of you.
There is no one else in my life that is replacing you.


It's just a fear that builds within me everytime you touch my hand.
I have this fear that I cannot explain whenever you touch me.


And a dread that shakes my body,that even I don't understand,so I'm leaving.
That fear is so intense that it makes me feel dread and I cannot understand it, so I feel the need to leave.


This time I'm playing it smart.
I have learned from my previous experiences and will make a smart decision.


I'm gonna walk away from love before love breaks my heart.
I am going to leave this relationship before it hurts me further.


Oh you're clenging to me tighter than you ever have before.
You are holding on to me tighter than you usually do.


I don't understand it.
I cannot comprehend the reason behind you holding onto me tighter.


But I know it's gonna take everything I've got to keep walking out the door.
Leaving you will not be easy for me and it will take a lot of effort.


But those arms you've got around me will let me go someday.
Eventually, you will have to let me go.


And I'd rather leave you holding on,than pushing me away,so I'm leaving yes I am.
I would rather you hold on to me than push me away, but I am still leaving.




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHARLES KIPPS

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@dceasor1985

I'm 38 and absolutely love this song. I'm so thankful to have parents that exposed me to amazing music!

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i'm 26, born in 97, and live all everything about Mr. Ruffin!

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@@kanyejerome Yay!!!! Nice to hear!!! I'm sure you've already checked out Marvin Gaye - what a talent, what a loss.

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Cool parents with great taste in music !!!!๐Ÿ™‚

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