Don't Leave Me

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Don't Leave Me
Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Song length: 2:39
Album: 39/Smooth (1990)
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (1991)
Previous song: "At the Library"
Next song: "I Was There"

"Don't Leave Me" is the second song on 39/Smooth and the compilation album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. This song comes after "At the Library" and is followed by "I Was There".

Green Day frequently played "Don't Leave Me" live prior to the Dookie era. A notable live performance was during a brief Sweet Children reunion with John Kiffmeyer at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 17, 2015.

Song meaning[edit]

The song is about the narrator suffering from not being with his love interest. He begs for her to stay around and not leave him.


Main article: Don't Leave Me/lyrics