Let Me Go, You're Hurtin' Me

Album: Your Squaw Is On The Warpath (1969)
  • Loretta Lynn can't take the pain of staying in a one-sided relationship. She sings:

    Let me go please let me go you're hurtin' me
    Stayin' here unwanted will be the death of me

    She wrote the song with her assistant, Lorene Allen, as the two women dealt with their own doubts about their husbands' affections. "I don't believe we are the only women who doubt, at times, whether our man loves us or not," Lynn wrote in Honky Tonk Girl: My Life In Lyrics. "A woman needs to know. So we just put our heads together, with both of us feeling the same way. Since we couldn't ask the men that we loved, we just wrote what we felt in this song. It might help others to know that we've been there, too. We've all been there."
  • Allen co-wrote several of Lynn's songs, including her controversial hit "The Pill."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

90s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

First question: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson appeared in videos for what artist?

Evolution Of The Prince SymbolSong Writing

The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.

Jay, Peaches, Spinderella and other Darrining VictimsSong Writing

Just like Darrin was replaced on Bewitched, groups have swapped out original members, hoping we wouldn't notice.

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.

Paul WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

He's a singer and an actor, but as a songwriter Paul helped make Kermit a cultured frog, turned a bank commercial into a huge hit and made love both "exciting and new" and "soft as an easy chair."

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.