Pink: Please Don't Leave Me Meaning
Song Released: 2009
Please Don't Leave Me Lyrics
Da da da I could cut you into piecesda
da da da da
Da da da da da,
I don't know if I can yell any louder,
How many times have I kicked you out of here?
Or said something insulting?
Da da da da da
I can be so mean when I wanna...
anonymous Jul 8th report
to the asshole who said "narcissistic rage" and "lack of empathy". people with BPD didn't inherit it or ask for or wake up one day n say ya know what I want a super stigmatized disorder. no, we endure abuse from others like family members when we were SUPER young we have abandonment issues from it and most of the US had sexual abuse. you are the narcissistic F*ck with the lack of empathy! and YOU don't know how many you hurt being insensitive!
anonymous Feb 10th report
It's depicting a relationship with a severe case of bpd plus narcissist rage and sociopathic behaviors... Like so many have pointed out. for those with bpd that might be hurt by these words it's not intended to hurt you, it doesn't apply to all bpd, but I can attest extreme untreated cases you're lucky to leave alive if you do. I'm going through the pain of trying to heal from a 5 year relationship with one, no not all are this severe it's a scale like all disorders and conditions. I've struggled till completely exhausted begging him to get the promised help but no... Now protecting my little girl is the focus until her father is stable enough to not be a danger to her and pray it happens, I've lost hope as even after everything falling to pieces a small anger management course was the proof of change offered... It's tragic and cruel I hope they find a better way to help as the more severe the case the less drive they have to get the help despite promises, people they love hurt, children hurt... And if one successfully leaves then your demise is the new focus no matter how long one suffered or how much love poured into them. They don't see how much pain they inflict at that level, the empathy isn't there.
anonymous Aug 6th 2020 report
What an abusive, toxic and loving relationship song. Pink doesn't want her lover to break her heart, so she treats him like crap which makes him want to move on from her. He's afraid of her.
anonymous Jun 24th 2020 report
I was just listening to this song. I am a huge Pink fan and the messages behind her lyrics often apply to my life and things I've been through. I looked up to see what others thought the meaning behind this song were and I was surprised that a few felt like I did. That this is a woman who struggles with BPD borderline personality disorder. I suffer and struggle with BPD and typically the biggest fear anyone who has this is being left or abandoned even after an abusive outburst towards the person we beg not to leave us we still struggle to understand why they are leaving us. It's a very difficult mental illness to have as the only treatment is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectal Behavioural Therapy which takes alot of hard work to implement into your life. I have lost so many people I truly loved due to my irritational behavior and unpredictable moods and my vindictive ways that take over when I'm hurt and lash out trying to gain control over the other person. Unless you live with this or a loved one does it's definitely hard to grasp what it's all about. It's a very sad depressing life and often times it ends in suicide whether intentional or not. I'd give just about anything (except my kids and grandkids) up to have a normal life and not live with this. Thank you Pink for bringing attention to a very misunderstood mental illness
anonymous Jun 10th 2020 report
No its not how all people with borderline personality disorder act all the time some do not I have bpd you rude sod how dare you suggest people with it are .
anonymous May 30th 2020 report
I’d say borderline personality disorder. I have this actually, so I do understand this song quite a bit...which sucks because it’s definitely abusive. See, this is kinda how we act, it’s like the book, ‘I hate you don’t leave me’ which I highly suggest you read if you yourself have BPD or someone you know does. It’s about a woman, who’s got BPD, who is abusive verbally, and possibly physically, she loves(or at least thinks she does) the person, who is gonna be her boyfriend in this scenario, she’s abusing, and anytime he goes to step away she freaks out, thinking she’s being abandoned again so she begs and begs for him to stay, and if he does...nothing really changes, and she’s the same. For me like, if I were in this situation(which I really hope I never am cause I couldn’t live with myself if I did that to someone) it’d kinda be a case of, push them away, don’t get close before they have a chance to hurt you, but your already attached and if they try to leave you Cling on and don’t let them. Just my opinion on the song-
anonymous Sep 5th 2018 report
The subject is abusive towards her boyfriend, and when he finally goes to leave her, she starts apologising and talking about how she can't live without him. Underneath all her bad behaviour, she is lost, empty and terrified of being abandoned by him.
This apologetic stage is common in abuse relationships, and often, the abuse repeats itself once the victim is lulled back into the relationship.
I actually find it hard to believe that this song and the video that goes with it is not more controversial than it is. If it were a man singing about his relationship with a woman, I don't think radio stations would even want to play the song.
anonymous Aug 15th 2017 report
I was married to a women like this for 12 years. I stayed in the relationship and tried to lover her into wellness because we have a daughter. There is a book about Borderline Personality Disorder titled "I hate you. Don't leave me. My wife's weapons were OC spending, screaming, and constant belittling. I am divorced 10 years now and my adult daughter has moved in with me. She has finally realized Mom will never be happy. I have been unsuccessful in forming a relationship with a women since then. I have no energy for someone else's issues. Mine are plenty for me to deal with.
anonymous Mar 26th 2017 report
I think this song clearly shows a man in a relationship with a woman who has untreated Boarderline Personality Disorder.How would I know? I am a female with Boarderline Personality Disorder and before I went in to treatment I displayed the same types of behaviors to my partners.And it's not right. That is why I have chosen not to date until I get better.
anonymous Jan 20th 2017 report
This song is about the destructive dance of commitment issues, or more specific separation anxiety. She's being afraid of being hurt emotionally which is expressed with the extreme behavior of pushing him away, realizing she literally can't live without him and tried to fix it again by stop him from leaving.
It's about a girl who doesn't show how much she truly loves her man and every time he acts like he is leaving her she shows him how much he does mean to her. Then goes back to treating him like crap until he tries to leave again. On the inside she really does love the man, but has a hard way of showing it.
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