Make Me Stay
Not So Soft 1991

I'm gonna turn and walk away
You can wait 'til I am far along,
then run and come and catch my arm
and say you'd die if I were gone
I want to hear you call my name
It's too easy just to say it soft
I don't like my language watered down
I don't like my edges rounded off

I can't always wait for your circumstance to improve
Love is loose, it shifts each time you move
Go ahead, put my back against the wall
Give it all up or don't give it to me at all
You never know this could be our last night
So step back step back into the light
so I can see your silhouette
I'm not done looking yet

Save the profile for the camera
Give me your eye to eye
I know all your secrets, and you know all of mine, mostly
I don't go for the soft focus and the fantasy
I need something real. I can think and say and see so

I'm going to turn and walk away
You wait 'til I am far along,
then run and come and catch my arm
and say you'd die if I were gone
Yes, I'm going to turn and walk away
You can watch me go, or you can make me stay.
Ani DiFranco