Please Don't Leave Me
by Pink

Album: Funhouse (2008)
Charted: 12 17


  • This painfully honest love song was one of four numbers on Funhouse where Pink collaborated with Max Martin at his studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Martin previously co-penned for Pink "Who Knew," "U And Ur Hand," and "Cuz I Can" on 2006's I'm Not Dead.
  • Like a number of songs on Funhouse, this alludes to the break-up of Pink's marriage with the motocross racer Carey Hart. The singer-songwriter explained on her website: "It's like letting down the armor and admitting I'm human. I'm a girl. We all want to be loved and love. That's all we want." Pink added that that this song "is also kind of funny though. It's like, 'Okay, I'm an a--hole, but love me anyway.' I'm trying to be better. We're all a work in progress."
  • The song's music video is a violent take on the 1990 movie Stephen King's Misery. The promo, which was directed by Dave Meyers, features Eric Lively (24: Redemption) as the male lead.
  • This was the third single taken from Funhouse and Pink's 13th top 20 hit in the US and 15th in the UK.

Comments: 5

  • Lee from UkRead about the mental condition, Borderline personality disorder. Also known as, "i hate you, please dont leave me" This is a replica of my wife you are watching. Usually these people have suffered abuse or loss during child hood and develop into borderlines. If you ever meet one, run for the hills!
  • Wendy from Fsj, BcWow... what a song. I love the music and singing, but the video, as amusing as it may be to many (a statement about our twisted sense of humour), sends out a message that worries me. I wonder how many men and women think that violence in a relationship is okay if they are sincere in their so called "love" for the person and really apologize after. Treating someone so badly all the time- that's not love- that's abuse. I know we're all human and make mistakes, but we should probably think about whether we are just using that as an excuse for things.
  • Breanna from Henderson, NvI love the line, "you're my perfect little punching bag" it's a brillant line.
  • Tricia from Rockville Centre, NyThis song is definetly a thought makes you think so many times in a relationship where your pissed at your significant other and yell, accuse, pick or ignore them....they have every right to LEAVE YOU! And then you realize you have to let go....I think a man should be signing this song instead of a woman! I love the part where she goes DA, DA, DA, ....sad, but pretty...
  • Steph from Claverack, NyI think this song can represent several different senarios in life- irreverent, funny and complex. Like a good relationship that evolves, so does the actual course of relationship in the song itself. Poinant, and describes the way that you feel when your'e truly letting go. Beautiful song.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Charlie Daniels

Charlie DanielsSongwriter Interviews

Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.

Grateful Dead Characters

Grateful Dead CharactersMusic Quiz

Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?

Bible Lyrics

Bible LyricsMusic Quiz

Rockers, rappers and pop stars have been known to quote the Bible in their songs. See if you match the artist to the biblical lyric.

Bill Withers

Bill WithersSongwriter Interviews

Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."

Def Leppard Quiz

Def Leppard QuizMusic Quiz

Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.

Stephen Christian of Anberlin

Stephen Christian of AnberlinSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.