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about

I wrote the song “Leave Me Alone” in the late 1980’s when I realized that my wife at the time was someone I did not want to associate with anymore. The words flowed out of me quickly with such pure emotion. I knew I had something that other people could relate to so I picked up my acoustic guitar and strummed along. I grabbed a pen and a spiral bound notebook. The whole process took about ten minutes.

During the divorce proceedings I was forming a band with a guitar player who worked on the tune with me. When I brought it to him the music was more like an angry folk song than the rocker it is today. He added the line work and the “iron hand” palm-muted, electric, rhythm guitar style to it. We filed form PA, splitting the music writing credit in half with me claiming 100% of the words.

Many years later I wrote a blog post about the song and included some extra details you can read that here:
philipquintas.com/leave-me-alone/
Yeah, that's me with longish hair playing a Rickenbacker Bass.

lyrics

If you wanna leave me, baby, there’s the door
I don’t wanna hear your drunken threats no more
I don’t know what you want me for
Why don’t you just leave me alone?

I’m sick and tired of the same old line
You tell me that you’re leaving but you come back each time
I wish you would make up your mind and
Go ahead and leave me alone
Just leave me alone

If you want somebody new, well, that’s okay
You’re nuthin’ but a pain in the ass anyway
I don’t care if you go or stay
How ‘bout you just leave me alone
Please leave me alone
Just leave me alone
Please leave me alone

credits

from Recorded Singles 1998 - 2015, released October 20, 2016
Words by Philip Quintas, Music by Philip Quintas and Keith Martin
Guitar, Bass, Vocals - Philip Quintas
Drums – Matt Dean
Organ - Andrew Frye
Recorded by – Philip Quintas, PRQ Productions, Fort Worth, TX
Drums Recorded by - Matt Dean, Online Session Drummer, Farnham, UK
Mixed by – Patrick McGuire, Patrick McGuire Recording, Arlington, TX
Mastered by Patrick McGuire, Patrick McGuire Recording, Arlington, TX

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Philip Quintas Fort Worth, Texas

Philip Quintas is an American Christian singer/songwriter who writes, plays and sings Jesus Music and Dad Rock to help people connect with themselves, with Christ and with each other better.

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