Leave Before You Love Me
Marshmello Lyrics


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I see you calling
I didn't wanna leave you like that
It's five in the morning, yeah, yeah
A hundred on the dash
'Cause my wheels are rolling
Ain't taking my foot off the gas
And it only took the one night
To see the end of the line
Staring deep in your eyes, eyes

Dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far
It's messing with my head, how I mess with your heart
If you wake up in your bed, alone in the dark
I'm sorry, gotta leave before you love me

Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me

I'm so good at knowing
Of when to leave the party behind
Don't care if they notice, yeah, yeah, no
I'll just catch a ride
I'd rather be lonely, yeah
Than wrapped around your body too tight
Yeah, I'm the type to get naked
Won't give my heart up for breaking
'Cause I'm too gone to be staying, staying

(Dancing on) dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far
It's messing with my head, how I mess with your heart
If you wake up in your bed, alone in the dark
I'm sorry, gotta leave before you love me

Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me

Dancing on the edge, take it too far
Messing with my head, how I mess with your heart




I'm sorry, alone in the dark
I'm sorry, ay, ay, leave before you love me

Overall Meaning

Marshmello's song, "Leave Before You Love Me" is a catchy tune about knowing when to move on from a relationship before getting too attached. The lyrics describe the situation where the singer realizes that the relationship is not going to work out, and decides to leave before they develop strong feelings for the other person. The chorus repeats the phrase "Leave Before You Love Me" as a reminder to both parties to walk away before it's too late. The lyrics explore the idea of being in control of your emotions and recognizing when a relationship is not worth pursuing further.


The lyrics also mention a sense of urgency, represented by the line "It's five in the morning, yeah, yeah". This suggests that the singer is making a quick exit, possibly after spending the night with the other person. There is a sense of danger in the lyrics, as the singer is "dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far". This creates an impression that the singer is pushing boundaries and testing their limits. However, there is also an awareness of the potential consequences of this behavior, as expressed in the line "It's messing with my head, how I messed with your heart".


Overall, "Leave Before You Love Me" is a song that captures common relationship themes such as excitement, uncertainty, and the importance of knowing when to let go. The lyrics express the idea of taking risks while being mindful of the need for self-preservation in relationships.


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Line by Line Meaning

I see you calling
I notice you reaching out to me.


I didn't wanna leave you like that
I didn't want to abruptly cut you off without explanation or reason.


It's five in the morning, yeah, yeah
It's late in the night and we should both be asleep.


A hundred on the dash
I am driving very fast.


'Cause my wheels are rolling
I'm in motion and don't want to stop.


Ain't taking my foot off the gas
I am pushing ahead with everything I have.


And it only took the one night
Our time together was brief.


To see the end of the line
I realized that this cannot continue forever.


Staring deep in your eyes, eyes
I looked closely at your eyes to try and find something more.


Dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far
I know we're close to crossing a dangerous line.


It's messing with my head, how I messed with your heart
It's weighing on my conscience that I've hurt you and caused you pain.


If you wake up in your bed, alone in the dark
If you find yourself alone and feeling sad about it later on.


I'm sorry, gotta leave before you love me
I apologize but I can't stay because I don't want to lead you on or hurt you further.


Ay, ay, leave before you love me
I'm pleading with you to detach yourself from me before we get more involved.


I'm so good at knowing
I have a talent for being able to determine when to depart from social gatherings.


Of when to leave the party behind
When it's time to go and not overstay my welcome.


Don't care if they notice, yeah, yeah, no
I'm not interested in drawing attention to myself on my way out.


I'll just catch a ride
I'll grab a ride home somehow.


I'd rather be lonely, yeah
I'd rather be alone than get too attached and feel pain later.


Than wrapped around your body too tight
Than to have an intimate relationship with you that is too intense and emotionally binding.


Yeah, I'm the type to get naked
I am the type of person who is very open and honest.


Won't give my heart up for breaking
I won't risk becoming emotionally invested in someone and then suffering heartbreak as a result.


'Cause I'm too gone to be staying, staying
I'm too far down this self-destructive path to continue on this way.


(Dancing on) dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far
I feel like we're dangerously close to going too far with our relationship.


Messing with my head, how I messed with your heart
It's affecting my mental well-being that I've hurt you deeply.


I'm sorry, alone in the dark
I'm apologizing for the fact that you might feel sad or alone later on.


I'm sorry, ay, ay, leave before you love me
I'm apologizing and asking you to leave before your feelings for me become too strong.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Alessandro Lindblad, Christian Arnold, David Martin, Everett Romano, Geoff Morrow, Marshmello, Nicholas Gale, Pablo Bowman, Phil Plested, Richard Boardman, Will Vaughan

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Lyrics 🤍

I see you calling
I didn't wanna leave you like that
It's five in the morning, yeah, yeah
A hundred on the dash
'Cause my wheels are rolling
Ain't taking my foot off the gas
And it only took the one night
To see the end of the line
Staring deep in your eyes, eyes
Dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far
It's messing with my head, how I mess with your heart
If you wake up in your bed, alone in the dark
I'm sorry, gotta leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
I'm so good at knowing
Of when to leave the party behind
Don't care if they notice, yeah, yeah, no
I'll just catch a ride
I'd rather be lonely, yeah
Than wrapped around your body too tight
Yeah, I'm the type to get naked
Won't give my heart up for breaking
'Cause I'm too gone to be stayin', staying' (dancing on)
Dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far
It's messing with my head, how I mess with your heart
If you wake up in your bed, alone in the dark
I'm sorry, gotta leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Dancing on the edge, take it too far
Messing with my head, how I mess with your heart
I'm sorry, alone in the dark
I'm sorry
Ay, ay, leave before you love me



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I see you calling
I didn't wanna leave you like that
It's five in the morning, yeah, yeah
A hundred on the dash
'Cause my wheels are rolling
Ain't taking my foot off the gas
And it only took the one night
To see the end of the line
Staring deep in your eyes, eyes
Dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far
It's messing with my head, how I mess with your heart
If you wake up in your bed, alone in the dark
I'm sorry, gotta leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
I'm so good at knowing
Of when to leave the party behind
Don't care if they notice, yeah, yeah, no
I'll just catch a ride
I'd rather be lonely, yeah
Than wrapped around your body too tight
Yeah, I'm the type to get naked
Won't give my heart up for breaking
'Cause I'm too gone to be stayin', staying' (dancing on)
Dancing on the edge, 'bout to take it too far
It's messing with my head, how I mess with your heart
If you wake up in your bed, alone in the dark
I'm sorry, gotta leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Ay, ay, leave before you love me
Dancing on the edge, take it too far
Messing with my head, how I mess with your heart
I'm sorry, alone in the dark
I'm sorry
Ay, ay, leave before you love me



All comments from YouTube:

Marshmello

100 M incoming mellogang!! Thank you to everyone listening ❤️

EXIST FOR EXO ♡

This song is beautiful, Mello. Congrats on the 100M. <3

A.K B.T

congrats mello❤

nik!!!

Congrats!!! We want another collab with Jonas Brothers

Monaru

Much love ❤️

ArkX

let's goooo

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Sarah Lawrie

First time I’ve heard this…it’s got a good vibe 👌👌

Jolly Palangue

this song is the ultimate travel music. been on repeat on a lot of my trips, driving for hours and hours, windows down and volume up.

Barış Erdoğan

cool

Raquel Miller

Wish I was rolling with yea lol 😂

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