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Give me one reason to stay here - and I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here - and I'll turn right back around
Said I don't want leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind

Baby I got your number and I know that you got mine
But you know that I called you, I called too many times
You can call me baby, you can call me anytime
But you got to call me

Give me one reason to stay here - and I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here - and I'll turn right back around
Said I don't want leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind

I don't want no one to squeeze me - they might take away my life
I don't want no one to squeeze me - they might take away my life
I just want someone to hold me and rock me through the night

This youthful heart can love you yes and give you what you need
I said this youthful heart can love you and give you what you need
But I'm too old to go chasing you around
Wasting my precious energy

Give me one reason to stay here - and I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here - and I'll turn right back around
Said, I don't want leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind

Baby just give me one reason - Give me just one reason why
Baby just give me one reason - Give me just one reason why I should stay
Said I told you that I loved you
And there ain't no more to say



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    suzi-q-88Aug 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm
    This song has a much deeper message than many people will even be open minded enough to notice. She is talking about life, although this is cleverly disguised to make you believe she sings of love. There comes a point in most lives that pressure a person to question where in life they belong. Tracy Chapman sings in a plea to be saved from the suicidal feelings she once felt. Give me a reason, I don't wanna leave you lonely, you gotta make me change my mind... That is how i read these lyrics
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    Steppen-WolfMay 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    I think you've got it exactly right, "Suzi-Q..."! But this song is also talking about Love FOR Life. Pleading to be given back that Love for Life. Tracy is one of the minority of people, like me, and perhaps like you too, who "truly, madly, deeply" faces and cares about what's really going on in the world, and that often makes us despair of hope for anything changing enough for the better in the world. Tracy's heart is so big and so open, that it of course hurts to live. But God be with her, and ALL of us; may we face All Truth, no matter how painful; and may God give us the strength and the Hope to BE the change we wish to see in world. I believe Tracy Chapman does this. Thank you so MUCH, Tracy! (And thank you, Sis, for turning me onto her years ago!) I Love You and "I Life You", Tracy!

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