Maxwell - Playing Possum Lyrics



Come back from the dead
You left my, my heart here
Say what you will and won't forget

Express disappointment
Speak your regrets, yeah
Or baby call out my name
I'll be where you are, I'll be very still

Step down to my heart and mend this broken
If only you'd wake up from your constant possum playing
If only you'd wake up

I'm begging you sugar, have some leniency
Call the president and ask him baby
To pardon me and bring you back to me

Amend this broken
If only you'd quite this nonsense of your possum playing
If only you'd wake up, wake up baby, wake up baby




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Maxwell Playing Possum Comments
  1. Synsashun

    2019🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  2. Darryl Mattox

    Maxwell is Timeless...

  3. Glorious Asiatic TheFlyEvolutionary

    Whover gave this a thumbs down smells like satanic goat cheese.

  4. Sharday Burns

    Beautiful

  5. B T

    Her story is his story, he burned the book with too many blank pages, he didnt realize this until over a decade

  6. Monnoirestbelle

    Come back, from the dead
    You left my, my heart here
    Say what you will and won't forget
    Express disappointment, speak your regrets, yeah
    Oh baby call out my name, I'll be where you are
    I'll be very still, step down to my heart

    Amend this broken
    If only you'd wake up from your constant possum playing
    If only you'd wake up

    I'm begging you sugar, have some leniency
    Call the president and ask him, baby, to pardon me 
    And bring you back to me
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo

    And mend this broken
    If only you'd quit this nonsense of you possum playing
    If only you'd wake up, would you wake up, would you wake up baby, yeah

    CoCo VERNON

    Maxwell, the lyrical genius. I adore this man and I carry him in my heart....my crush ❤💋

  7. Darrien Nation

    If only you wake up Deangelo.. I miss you so very much Baby❤RIP

  8. Darlene Bryant

    Beautiful!

  9. KayWay

    This man music will never die

  10. Live From Planet Earth

    +100000 💎🎁

  11. Shenee Breeden

    Express disappointments speak regrets

  12. Ms.WhiteFolks ?

    Lost my first son at birth five years ago today. This song reminds me of him.

    Tejada Oliver

    Ms.WhiteFolks ? Lost my daughter at birth! Destroyed me! Sung this song while holding her!

  13. Jasmine James

    ShouldA punched tht mf ...

  14. Anus Polizei

    Gile Tadic brought me here

  15. Harold Brown

    this is treacherously smooth.

  16. Bear with me tv Bear with me tv

    wake up

  17. Eynoux Adjoumani

    This song has some heavy jazz influence. I love it

  18. Sha W

    Never a dull moment with maxwell. I love this man and his music!

  19. Tiffany Fincher

    My absolute fav

  20. tonya williams

    woi.love.you.tonya

  21. Eileen

    Maxwells finest work .. love this song ...

    2 Gun Salute Cullum

    Eileen G it's 1 of my favorite and it's so deep when you lose somebody like I am right now.

    days rays

    Eileen G you are so beautiful🌷

  22. Desmond Shell

    I'm begging you sugar have some leniency, call the president and ask him baby to pardon me and bring ya back to me... So Beautiful

    Sharizzle Fob

    +Desmond Shell Amen!!!!

  23. Kennedy Britton

    Music....Always good..

  24. katelynn gustafson

    I absolutely love this song

  25. Isabella M

    I love this song. It reminds me of a love that I once wrapped myself in for years. This song revived my feelings about our relationship. It also further validates everything that my heart & his possum heart plays year after year. One day it must come to an end since it's been almost 10 years & no commitment from either party. I love every word of this song... Maxwell is indeed an artist of love and pain.

    Kayla Moore

    This really hit home

    Richard Deyhle Jr

    Isabella M are you still waiting..

  26. Ebony Westbrook

    Can't get enough of Maxwell!!

  27. Candice Joseph

    Clean as a whistle - Dorrough "Up out my FACE"

  28. Diondre C

    It's a great song

  29. Frances Grant

    This analogy of "possum playing" is so profound. Because there can many dead things in a relationship. However: To love someone so strongly and they feel the relationship is dead and all you can say to them is "Wake up Baby, Wake up" come see that our love can overcome anything.

  30. Brandon Ringo

    Come back from the dead

    T Jackson

    Brandon Ringo i know righ5

  31. Kadeem Samuels

    that's more like it. have a great day

  32. OnyxCMB

    Awww thank you :-)

  33. Kadeem Samuels

    Thank you for listening It is definitely an amazing song & only few actually know the meaning of the song. I love it!

    Chris Flint

    the beauty of good music is that it means something different to everyone. that's what happens when you share your art. you no longer have any control over the meaning and that is the pinnacle of artistry

  34. Kadeem Samuels

    it definitely makes the soul shine!

  35. Kadeem Samuels

    turn that frown upside down =]

  36. 4everandalwayshis

    its just another beautiful damn song

  37. Deontae Foster

    Come back from the dead I am begging you sugar

    Love this song

  38. S Middleton

    Damn I love this song.. I hate that it reminds me of people gone.. But it's just a great price of work.

  39. Danae Conley

    This song makes me cry. I wish my babies were "playing possum" :(

  40. RCDec

    Beautiful

  41. Aditi Campbell

    He is new school while planting his feet firmly in old school style. Love him. This is music people!

  42. Dwayne Johnson

    Klassic!!!!

  43. Demetrius Watson

    One of favorites

  44. Lamarius Cobutta

    this was a great ass record man....

  45. Erica young

    The falsetto Yeaheeeeeeeeeeeee is a sweet prayer the way I hear it. It's anguish and yearning and life giving.

  46. Erica young

    I've always liked this song. I'm just now understanding the meaning of "Possum playing" and I agree completely! This is the soul and heart of how I feel. Thank you for the post and thank you, Mr. Maxwell for your ingenius, original, unique music!

  47. Lamarius Cobutta

    @dbizzle31 who is "rainy Mood".?

  48. David Anthony

    Rainy Mood, you are a genius my friend....

  49. Arlette Jupiter

    @awright2460 great when put together!!!

  50. Andre Wright

    1. Pause at 0:00
    2. Google Rainy mood
    3. Click on the first link
    4. Play simultaneously

  51. tajabrittaney89

    No one can honestly dislike maxwell. The definition of soul

  52. AnonVocals

    One of my fav songs off the black summers night album.. the "wake up baby" get's me everytime..

  53. sweetbabe656

    This song is so calm and peaceful
    the melody of it is genuiss
    i applause youu Maxwell <3

  54. nicklong1981

    my favorite song off the album

  55. lala ever

    @charisma909 I threw my fistful of tears at him as I flew away on my "Pretty Wings"... singing "This Womans's Work"

  56. Dana Rettig

    Love this song to the bone!!! Very interesting, yet heartwarming. :)

  57. charisma909

    I definitely know how it feels to have someone "playing possom," but to still want to throw a, "Fistful of tears," to keep them. If only you could somehow wake them up...

  58. Kadeem Samuels

    Yes your correct =] lol we need more beautiful, soulful music like this.

  59. Empress Remedi68

    I'm begging you sugar
    Come to me and say
    Call the president and ask him baby, to pardon me and bring you back to me

    Amend this broken
    If only you'd quit this nonsense of your possum play, yeah
    If only you'd wake up
    Wake up baby
    Wake up baby
    Yeah

    Moving On...

    have some leniency*

  60. Empress Remedi68

    Come back from the dead
    You left my, my heart at
    Say what you really wont forget
    A fast disappointment
    Speak your regrets, yeah
    Oh baby call out my name
    I'll be where you are
    I'll be very still

    Step down to my heart and mend this broken
    If only you'd wake up from your constant possum play, yeah
    If only you'd wake up