Gotta Go
Alexandra Burke Lyrics


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You said you'd never break my heart
And we'll never be apart
So seeing you after so long
Got me spinning round, round, round, round

You said we'd always be together
And to me you were so precious
So after you what happens now?
You got me feeling down, down, down, down

So I think I gotta go 'cause seeing you is so confusing
And I might end up losing again, so I'm thinking, thinking
I think I gotta go before I start to catch a feeling
And you might end up leaving like you left me once before
My heart can't take no more so I think I gotta go

Seeing you after so long
Feels so strange 'cause the feelings ain't gone
Like a roller coaster ride
Got me spinning round, round, round, round

So I think I gotta go 'cause seeing you is so confusing
And I might end up losing again, so I'm thinking, thinking
I think I gotta go before I start to catch a feeling
And you might end up leaving like you left me once before
My heart can't take no more, so I think I gotta go

You see the damage has been done
And now I know you're not the one
Because my heart just wants to run and run and run and run

So I think I gotta go before I start to catch a feeling
You might end up leaving again, so I'm thinking, thinking

So I think I gotta go 'cause seeing you is so confusing
And I might end up losing again, so I'm thinking, thinking
I think I gotta go before I start to catch a feeling
And you might end up leaving like you left me once before
My heart can't take no more

So I think I gotta go 'cause seeing you is so confusing




And I might end up losing again, so I'm thinking, thinking
I think I gotta go before I start to catch a feeling

Overall Meaning

The song “Gotta Go” by Alexandra Burke talks about the struggle of seeing an ex-partner after a long time apart. The lyrics suggest that the relationship ended badly and the singer is hesitant to rekindle their old flame because of the fear of getting hurt again. The singer reminisces about the promises and commitment shared in the past, but the memories also bring confusion and heartache. The line "Seeing you after so long feels so strange 'cause the feelings ain't gone" suggests that the singer still has lingering emotions for their ex. However, the sadness and turmoil are too intense, and the singer concludes that they have to leave before getting hurt once again.


The lyrics of the song “Gotta Go” express common themes of confusion and heartbreak in relationships that have come to an end. The artist reflects on the importance of self-care and the necessity of moving on from a negative relationship to protect oneself from further pain. The song also conveys the difficulty of making tough decisions for the sake of personal growth and development. The line "My heart can't take no more, so I think I gotta go" reinforces this message, suggesting that sometimes it's necessary to leave a situation behind to maintain emotional and mental well-being.


Line by Line Meaning

You said you'd never break my heart
You promised me that you would never hurt me emotionally


And we'll never be apart
We promised each other that we would always be together


So seeing you after so long
Encountering you again now after a long time


Got me spinning round, round, round, round
Makes me feel dizzy and disoriented


You said we'd always be together
You assured me that we would stay by each other's side forever


And to me you were so precious
I held you in high regard and believed you were valuable to me


So after you what happens now?
What will occur now that you are no longer with me?


You got me feeling down, down, down, down
You have made me feel upset and low


So I think I gotta go 'cause seeing you is so confusing
I believe that I need to depart since encountering you causes me confusion


And I might end up losing again, so I'm thinking, thinking
I am concerned that I may suffer yet another emotional loss like before, so I am contemplating my next step


I think I gotta go before I start to catch a feeling
I must depart before I begin to develop deep emotions for you again


And you might end up leaving like you left me once before
I am aware that you could leave me again in the same manner you did in the past


My heart can't take no more so I think I gotta go
I cannot deal with this anymore, so I must leave


Feels so strange 'cause the feelings ain't gone
My emotions are confusing because my feelings for you have not dissipated


Like a roller coaster ride
This situation is like being on a roller coaster with its ups and downs


You see the damage has been done
You can see that harm has been inflicted


And now I know you're not the one
I have realized that you are not the right person for me


Because my heart just wants to run and run and run and run
Because of the turmoil that you have caused, I feel the need to flee




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: WAYNE WILKINS, AEON MANAHAN, SAVAN KOTECHA, HERBIE CRICHLOW

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@Rukia212002

Brilliant song. Love Alexandra Burke. Best song from Overcome (2009) album.

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Beautiful song....go girl. Love you

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