Thursday, June 23, 2011

Song of the Day - P is for 'Please Don't Go', by Nayobe

Unfortunately, there's no video for this song, at least the original version of it. The song was recorded back in 1984 and I don't think I discovered it until the late eighties/early nineties. It's one of those classic dance/club songs with a great dance track, nice vocals and equally cool lyrics. It was the only hit for this Afro-Cuban singer called Nayobe, and it's a really good one!

It's funny, but the backdrop for the video of the song is the label from the 12" record of the original, which I used to own. I remember lots of great records with the label "The Fever...Catch It!" Ah, those were the days! Take a listen here to Nayobe's great 'Please Don't Go':

Please Don't Go (Original Version) - Freestyle Classics, Vol. 1

Please Don't Go

Sweet, sweet love,
Dark empty nights
Begged you to stay
Now you're far, far away...

There's something scary about the look that's in your eyes
There's hidden anger in your face
There had been trouble and it comes as no surprise
You say tonight someone has taken someone else's life
Not much will come from out of anger and revenge
But tell me when we'll ---
I'm begging you please
I'm on my hands and knees
Don't do something crazy, I'm begging you

Please don't go, please don't go
Don't go there tonight
It just isn't right
You may not come back to me
Our future you'll never see
Your throwing my life plans away
Please don't go

The only thing we have that we can call our own
Is this sweet love that we share
But if you leave tonight you may not come home
And thats just one thought I can't bear
Lets run away from here, to some place far away
Cause if we stay our love won't last another day
Don't throw my love aside
Because of your foolish pride


I wanted you to stay
But still you went away
Together we can run
Now look what they had done
I'll never feel your touch again
I'm left to see this tragic end
Your throwing our love life away

Please don't go, please don't
Please don't go, I'm begging you
Repeat (4x)

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