Touch Me In The Morning
Diana Ross Lyrics


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Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday

(Hey!)
Wasn't it me who said that Nothing good's gonna last forever?
And wasn't it me who said, Let's just be glad for the time together?
It must've been hard to tell me
That you've given all you had to give
I can understand you're feeling that way
Everybody's got their life to live

Well, I can say goodbye in the cold morning light
But I can't watch love die in the warmth of the night
If I've got to be strong
Don't you know I need to have tonight when you're gone?
Till you go I need to lie here and think about
The last time that you'll touch me in the morning
Then just close the door
Leave me as you found me, empty like before

(Hey!)
Wasn't it yesterday We used to laugh at the wind behind us?
Didn't we run away and hope that time wouldn't try to find us (Didn't we run)
Didn't we take each other to a place where no one's ever been?
Yeah, I really need you near me tonight
'Cause you'll never take me there again

Let me watch you go with the sun in my eyes
We've seen how love can grow
Now we'll see how it dies
If I've got to be strong
Don't you know I need to have tonight when you're gone?
Till you go I need to hold you until the time
Your hands reach out and touch me
In the morning (Mornings where blue and gold and we could feel one another living)
Then just walk away (We walked with a dream to hold and we could take what the world was giving)
We don't have tomorrow (There's no tomorrow here, there's only love and the time to chase it)




But we had yesterday
(But yesterday's gone my love, there's only now and it's time to face it) touch me in the morning

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Diana Ross's "Touch Me In The Morning" convey the emotions of a relationship that has come to an end. The song has an emotional depth that is enhanced by the somber melody and the use of repetition to emphasize how significant certain moments were in the relationship. The opening lines of "Touch me in the morning, then just walk away, we don't have tomorrow, but we had yesterday" are poignant and evoke a sense of sadness because the relationship has ended, and there is no future for it.


The next verse highlights the moment when the realization sets in that the relationship is over. The lyrics "Wasn't it me who said that nothing good's gonna last forever, and wasn't it me who said let's just be glad for the time together?" suggest that the end of the relationship was not entirely unexpected. The lyrics go on to express regret about the end of the relationship, as the singer says they understand that the other person has given all they had to give.


The refrain, "If I've got to be strong, don't you know I need to have tonight when you're gone?" shows that while the singer knows the relationship is over and needs to be strong, they still have an emotional attachment to the other person. This attachment is reinforced in the final lines, "Till you go I need to hold you until the time, your hands reach out, and touch me in the morning." The melancholic tone of the song, coupled with Ross's powerful vocal performance, makes "Touch Me In The Morning" a classic love song that has stood the test of time.


Line by Line Meaning

Touch me in the morning
Intimacy with you when the day begins


Then just walk away
Leave without looking back


We don't have tomorrow
Our time together is limited


But we had yesterday
We cherished our past memories


Wasn't it me who said that Nothing good's gonna last forever?
I knew our happiness wouldn't last


And wasn't it me who said, Let's just be glad for the time together?
I accepted our limited time together


It must've been hard to tell me
I understand it was tough to reveal


That you've given all you had to give
You have given it all, exhausted


I can understand you're feeling that way
Your emotions are valid and understandable


Everybody's got their life to live
Everyone is entitled to their own path


Well, I can say goodbye in the cold morning light
I can bear to say farewell in the morning


But I can't watch love die in the warmth of the night
I don't want to witness our love fading away


If I've got to be strong
I must be resilient


Don't you know I need to have tonight when you're gone?
I require this night for myself


Till you go I need to lie here and think about
I'll dwell and ponder until you leave


The last time that you'll touch me in the morning
The final occasion you'll embrace me when the day starts


Then just close the door
Walk out and shut the door


Leave me as you found me, empty like before
Exit without leaving a trace and an empty feeling


Wasn't it yesterday We used to laugh at the wind behind us?
When we were carefree and laughed at everything


Didn't we run away and hope that time wouldn't try to find us (Didn't we run)
We escaped hoping to avoid reality catching up to us


Didn't we take each other to a place where no one's ever been?
We shared something unique and incomparable


Yeah, I really need you near me tonight
I genuinely need your presence tonight


'Cause you'll never take me there again
You cannot take me to that special place again


Let me watch you go with the sun in my eyes
I'll see you leave with the sunrise in my eyes


We've seen how love can grow
We've experienced how love grows


Now we'll see how it dies
Now we'll observe its death


Till you go I need to hold you until the time
I'll hold you until you leave


Your hands reach out and touch me
The moment your hands caress me


In the morning
As the new day starts


Then just walk away (We walked with a dream to hold and we could take what the world was giving)
Leave without regret (We were once hopeful and brave)


We don't have tomorrow (There's no tomorrow here, there's only love and the time to chase it)
Our future is limited to our love


But we had yesterday (But yesterday's gone my love, there's only now and it's time to face it)
Our past memories are what we have now




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Michael Masser, Ron Miller

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@apexsignal1

This is one song I can listen to once in a long time
It makes me tear up
I know how it feel to love someone that just walked out of my life
I still call ur name in the night
All I have is memory.
22 years and I still reach for you
You are my only true love
No one can take ur place
There were others
But all they were are pretenders
I pray that you have forgotten about me
Cause I love u so much
I would die if you feel the same way about me



All comments from YouTube:

@christopherclarkin9584

Remember the days you would turn on the radio and there would be Diana Ross, Anne Murray, Carole King, The Carpenters, etc.

@ingenunis5003

Christopher Clarkin Miss Those Days, terribly

@christopherclarkin9584

@@ingenunis5003 Thank you for your response.

@lisaking9854

Miss them..sigh

@robertpiarulli6230

Yes amen

@Sense-vg5co

The good thing is that access is easier than ever before and there is so much good stuff from that time, that by time you circle back to a song it never becomes boring.

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@yumyumjvp1

Her execution on this part: "Well, I can say goodbye in the cold morning light
But I can't watch love die in the warmth of the night" tears me up each and every time and I hear it. I cry every time I listen to this song it is so powerful! This song is such a masterpiece in so many ways!

@jamessutton4819

Me too! ❤

@irenesansum9303

It really is

@professordarisb.jacksonesq5319

AND THAT IS THE FINAL WORD ON THAT!

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