Lovin' or Leavin'
Boney M. Lyrics


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It's nice to spend the time with you
I know you've got a lot to go for
I like the things you say and do
And yet what do I have to show for
Nice to pass away
Then another break of day

Lovin',
Lovin', lovin' or leavin'
I'm for lovin', lovin' or leavin'
Lovin', lovin' or leavin'
I said lovin', lovin' or leavin' yeah...

We play the old familiar game
Cause life is short, let's keep on movin'
It's fun alright, but just the same
There's more to it then all that showed
All the things come to
I know it will, and so do you

Lovin',
Lovin', lovin' or leavin'
I said lovin', lovin' or leavin'
Lovin', lovin' or leavin'
I said lovin', lovin' or leavin' yeah...

So that's the way I really feel
I want you badly, oh...we know

Lovin', (ah)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (yeah)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (yeah...i'll tell you)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (hear me)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin'
Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (sock it to me)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (yeah)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (yeah)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (yeah...i'll tell you)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (hear me)
Lovin', lovin' or leavin'




Lovin', lovin' or leavin' (sock it to me)
Lovin'...

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Boney M.’s “Lovin’ Or Leavin’” express the dilemma of being torn between committing to a relationship or walking away from it. The singer admits to enjoying the company of the person they are with, appreciating their words and actions. However, they also acknowledge that they have nothing tangible to show for the relationship. Despite this, they continue to play “the familiar game” because life is short and they want to keep moving forward. Ultimately, the singer expresses their desire for the other person, but it is unclear whether they are willing to commit or leave.


The repetition of the phrase “Lovin’, lovin’, or leavin’” throughout the song highlights the central theme. The phrase represents the two options: stay and commit to the relationship, or leave and move on. The singer is torn between these choices, and the repetition emphasizes the weight of the decision.


The song also includes a hint of optimism; the lyrics suggest that “all the things come to” the singer and their partner. This line implies that there is hope for a future together if they both choose to commit.


Overall, Boney M.’s “Lovin’ Or Leavin’” explores the complex emotions that come with having to make a decision about the future of a relationship. The lyrics highlight the importance of being honest about one’s feelings and having the courage to make a choice.


Line by Line Meaning

It's nice to spend the time with you
I enjoy your company and being around you


I know you've got a lot to go for
I understand that you have goals and aspirations


I like the things you say and do
I appreciate your words and actions


And yet what do I have to show for
But I don't have anything tangible or substantial to demonstrate my feelings


Nice to pass away
It's enjoyable to pass the time


Then another break of day
Until the next day comes


We play the old familiar game
We repeat an old routine


Cause life is short, let's keep on movin'
Because life is brief, we should continue to progress


It's fun alright, but just the same
It certainly is enjoyable, but not everything is as it seems


There's more to it then all that showed
There is more depth to this situation than what's on the surface


All the things come to
Everything has a conclusion


I know it will, and so do you
I have faith that it will end, and you feel similarly


So that's the way I really feel
That's my true sentiment


I want you badly, oh...we know
I strongly desire you, and it's evident to both of us


Lovin',
Affection


Lovin', lovin' or leavin'
Choosing to remain in love or leave the situation


I'm for lovin', lovin' or leavin'
I prefer to stay in love or leave


I said lovin', lovin' or leavin'
I reiterated my choice of staying in love or leaving


I said lovin', lovin' or leavin' yeah...
I confirmed my decision to stay in love or leave


Lovin', lovin' or leavin'
It is either staying in love, leaving the situation or both


I said lovin', lovin' or leavin' yeah...
I confirmed my decision to stay in love or leave


Lovin',
Affection




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bob Dylan

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