The Manhattans are a rhythm and blues vocal group from Jersey City who first formed in 1962 and have performed with changing membership since then. This moving song is about the end of a longtime love due to "obligations" and "ties." He asks the woman he's breaking up with to be stoic and remember him with love rather than falling apart and trying to stay together.
The song became The Manhattans biggest hit, reaching the top of the charts in the US and staying there for two weeks.
Mike - Santa Barbara, CA