Thursday, December 4, 2008

You started this fire down in my soul

251. Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Motown, 1976)

The sentiment of "Don't Leave Me This Way" is a fairly desperate one. However, 34 seconds in (and again, more emphatically at 1:24), the song realizes something amazing, namely that coming back to someone who is leading an amazing group of dancers in the middle of a club is often a much more attractive proposition than coming back to someone sulking in the corner. By the end of the song I'm not sure that idea of leaving the singer "this way" is remotely realistic, unless you hate fun or something.

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