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Love Me or Leave Me song lyrics

Song lyrics to Love Me or Leave Me, Music by Walter Donaldson, Lyrics by Gus Kahn

Love Me or Leave Me has been performed in the movies I’ll See You in my Dreams, Love Me or Leave Me, and has been recorded by dozens of artists, including Ruth Etting, Guy Lombardo, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Sammy Davis Jr., and literally dozens more.

This suspense is killing me
I can’t stand uncertainty
Tell me now, I got to know
Whether you want me to stay or go

Love me or leave me and let me be lonely
You won’t believe me and I love you only
I’d rather be lonely than happy with somebody else

You might find the nighttime the right time for kissing
But nighttime is my time for just reminiscing
Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else

There’ll be no one unless that someone is you
I intend to be independently blue

I want your love, but I don’t want to borrow
To have it today, to give back tomorrow
For my love is your love, there’s no love for nobody else

Oh, love me or leave me, let me be lonely
You won’t believe me and I love you only
I’d rather be lonely than happy with somebody else

You might find the nighttime the right time for kissing
But nighttime is my time for just reminiscing
Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else

There’ll be no one unless that someone is you
I intend to be independently blue, oh, so blue

I want your love, but I don’t want to borrow
To have it today, to give back tomorrow
For I couldn’t bear it, to share it with somebody else.