Teddy Pendergrass - Don't Leave Me This Way (Parts 1 & 2) Lyrics




Don't leave me this way
I can't survive, I can't stay alive
Without you love, oh baby
Don't leave me this way
I can't exist, I will surely miss
Your tender kiss
So don't leave me this way

Oh baby, my heart is full of love and desire for you
So come on down and do what you've got to do
You started this fire down in my soul
Now can't you see it's burning, out of control
So come down and satisfy the need in me
Cos only your good loving can set me free

Don't leave me this way
I don't understand how I'm at your command
So baby please don''t leave me this way

Don't leave me this way
Cos I can't exist
I will surely miss your tender kiss
So don't leave me this way

Oh baby, my heart is full of love and desire for you
So come on down and do what you've got to do
You started this fire down in my soul
Now can't you see it's burning, out of control
So come down and satisfy the need in me
Cos only your good loving can set me free

Don't leave me this way
I can't survive, I can't stay alive
Without you love, oh baby
Don't leave me this way
I can't exist, I will surely miss
Your tender kiss
So don't leave me this way

Oh baby, my heart is full of love and desire for you
So come on down and do what you've got to do
You started this fire down in my soul
Now can't you see it's burning, out of control
So come down and satisfy the need in me
Cos only your good loving can set me free





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  1. magaleng peter

    Founder and Inventory of R&B. [email protected]

  2. Andrew Dickinson

    Awesome vocals. Comes from the deepest parts of the mans soul. Marvellous.

  3. Danny red57

    Simply amazing what a classic

  4. Big Gee

    Can't beat Teddy classic soul

  5. Kenneth Remy

    Pure, raw masculine vocals like water flowing through a Brook. No match for this talent.

  6. Alan Hives

    Wot a load of crap

  7. Anthony Mckinney

    I think Teddy is extra smooth when he sings in his less aggressive voice. Definitely an r&b King

  8. Rob Medina

    I can only imagine the recording session, the energy!!! Wow, just amazing

  9. Kurt Adams

    The GENIUS of Gamble and Huff

  10. Peter Brenc

    I choke up every time I hear this song

  11. sUpC12

    this is the short version. gimme the *full* version

  12. Tito Picon

    Please please don’t leave my this way 😭😭😭😭😭❤️😭❤️😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬

  13. Litho

    ASSOLUTAMENTE UNA MAGNIFICA INTERPRETAZIONE !!!

  14. Sisi vazquez

    Gracias

  15. Jackie Manshack

    Wow is all I can say

  16. Monique Henley

    I love the beginning of the song,it takes me there!

  17. Paymon Bidari

    My God, the man has unparalleled vocal abilities with the most soulful delivery. He was the king at what he did.

  18. Monique Henley

    I love this man full of fire and passion! Aries woman Loves Aries Man, Teddy Pendergass ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  19. OleHead LuckyMe

    TP❤️ Greatest of All Time ‼️

  20. Reno Reez

    The voice. If you sing along with Teddy you feel tough good looking and you think the girls are looking at you. Or is it just me. Thanks Teddy.

  21. Mike Oxsbigg

    That bass.

  22. Judith Makulu Kumwenda

    By far the best version ever. Loved it 40 years ago, love it now!!

  23. Michael Balazki

    Magic....

  24. Michael Ruth

    Teddy was the best, I miss those days !!

  25. chris pitel

    Greatest

  26. Angela Domschine

    Awesome vocals--Teddy has the best version of this song by far.

  27. Gavin Thomas

    Ohhh many babies made to this song.

  28. Gordin Edheh

    Don' leave me this way. Teddy Pendergrass is the original. It is impossible to decide between the 3 versions I know and love too well! It will be a lie to decide against Teddy Pendergrass; Thelma Houston and the Communards respectively.

    Peter Brenc

    The Communards version was an abortion.

  29. Cilla C

    What a beautiful song from Teddy. Thelma Houston had the "POP" hit with it, but no one compares to Teddy.

    Fiona Hamilton

    Very true

  30. BaBa Booey

    Great Song -- I DO like the bass line in Thelma Houston's version better than this version

  31. Lesego Mphefo

    I slept thinking of this song... I just had to play the track this morning.

    The melody in my soul ❤

  32. OleHead LuckyMe

    2019‼️❤️

  33. Eileen Pizarro

    The amazing Teddy Pendergrass. Beautiful man and talent. Thank goodness for his music.

  34. John Briguglio

    This version is THE VERSION of this song..........No offense Thelma....RIP Teddy

  35. J. Carlo Pinto

    There's a NEW Showtime Documentary on Teddy ! Fabulous! "Teddy Pendergrass If You Know Me" ENJOY !

    Joseph Locantore

    J. Carlo Pinto JUST GOT THREW WATCHING SHOWTIME SPECIAL IT WAS REALLY GOOD...HE TRULY WAS A GIFTED SINGER AND HUMAN BEING....RIP MR. PENDERGRASS..

  36. George Horn

    Find it funny that everyone(ok a lot of people) may think this is a Thelma Houston track. Do a little research before you comment.-GSH

  37. Angela Pearlfish

    What a voice. Passionate and wanting... I feel things when Teddy belts it out. Blessed to have this man when we all did, eh lovers?

  38. Matthew Newman

    Best version full stop

  39. Sheppie Het

    These Great Ones left us enough music to help us find our way back to the stars. If I could find that Universal code I would turn off the pollution coming out of Hollywood today masquerading as music.

  40. Terry Quinn

    SUCH FEELING TEDDY

  41. St1nkySausage

    RIP Teddy, by far the best version!

    Ced Bigby

    I have to agree

    Zirak Mirkhan

    When he die?

  42. Huggyboar McLuvin

    This version is just superior to Thelma Houstons, with the incomparable teddy ps masculine vocals cresendoing with the orchestra up to a full thoated climax

    Kurt Adams

    MFSB Philly house band

  43. Pete Brown

    A loving song ,no matter who sings it full volume, you all take care .

    Susan Morrison

    Can't do with this so many great songs blows your mind wow you

  44. Sonia Rena

    Great song, great vocals, great band! Back before everything was done electronically.

  45. Karen Smith

    His pleading is everything to me!

  46. John McCash

    I must have different ears from some people on here . This is at least 100 times better than Thelma Hustons version ,, surely ,,, chalk and cheese

    qbbowles

    John McCash yes, you have different ears. Because Ms. Thelma Houston sung the hell out of this song. Teddy is one of the greatest but Thelma out did herself!!

  47. NICK EASLEY

    I think Pendergrass is an asshole, but I love his rendition of this song.

    Paymon Bidari

    What makes you say that about him?

  48. wanda simpson

    Love💟 this hit.. Remind me of my childhood.. My momma blasting Teddy Bear music🎵🎵🎵🎵

  49. Forbes July

    Superb music. Teddy was and is my favorite vocalist. Unmatched in so many ways. Sorry i missed his concert in DC before he passed. A gift to humankind. RIP brother.

  50. Veronica M Harvey

    💜💜

  51. jose antonio sanchez salinas

    Baby. Mi heart is full of love. Set me free

  52. Robert Ippoliti

    best version of this song

  53. Ernie Johnson

    I believe Teddy stated this was his favorite recording.

    Zaka husssain

    Ernie Johnson yes it's simply beautiful

    Bradley Smith

    Mine too! A masterpiece!! If this doesn't get your body swaying, check your pulse!!

    William Houston

    @Bradley Smith And your heart melting.

    Bradley Smith

    @William Houston Indeed!

  54. jpzuccolo

    QUE MÚSICA. ...ENEBRIA. ...

  55. Chris Clark

    this version is the best. put it on in the am you dance to work!

  56. Stephanie Headlam

    R.i.p teddy

  57. Don Gato

    Probably should give credit to the rest of the band too (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) ;)

  58. voyage7525

    I have to admit I like this version even more than Thelma Houston's and I really like her version!

    natalie burris

    This version was first recorded in 1975 by Harold Melvin and the Blue notes ( Teddy Pendergrass) lead. I remember it well. two years later in 1977 Thelma came out with her rendition. I liked it okay, but to me no one did it justice like the original which is usually the case. with a few exceptions. like when Marvin Gaye re recorded (I heard it through the Grapevine) only six month after Gladys Knight and the Pips, and it forever became his, very few people even remember Gladys did it first.

    unlimitedwealth1

    Yeah everyone has their flava but ms Houston sings it to me every single time I listen to her

    Kurt Adams

    Totally agree. Teddy voice is everything

    DJ Aaron Morris

    Thelma version screams studio 54 I love her take on it.

  59. cromerbeach

    Fantastic voice

  60. John Blanshard Meheux

    This is the kinda music that sets your soul on fire, rouses your emotions awakens every muscle, set them in motion and let the magic marinate

    Zaka husssain

    John Blanshard Meheux oh yes

    Angela Mulenga

    Love love LS

    Judith Makulu Kumwenda

    How old are you John?

  61. wtnomad

    yeah.... beautiful!

  62. Yanky Gluck

    Baby please yeh!

  63. Mark Maundy

    Rip Teddy we miss you

  64. Edward Dumas

    One of my favorite songs ever

    Judith Makulu Kumwenda

    Me too... Dancing on my own

  65. Ballistic Gargoyle

    I love this song (I’m a metal head) but this song is still good to me

  66. Everton Linton

    Just awesome

  67. Filippa Smith

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏👏

  68. don datta

    This song bring back the loving remembery of missed beloved mother that passed​ away last year April 2, 2016. The good times remember of her. I miss you mother...💕💕💕

    Bradley Smith

    don datta Beautiful.. God bless her and you.. Great memories you'll keep forever..

    Lyndall Shope-Mafole

    Reminds me of Havana 1978 preparing for the World Youth Festival. Sweet memories.

    Johnny Williams

    don datta yes it does we are losing all our great singers this music today is junk like Steve Harvey said on the kings of comedy

    Emanuel Dixon

    You bringing back memories to your mom she looking down at you brother I lost my mom to me and my mother was all into this go and all this my brother keep your head up man keep that music for your mom inside of your soul in your heart love brother

    mth666

    ✌️❤️

  69. natashachange67

    DAM Teddy !! Love you..💙💙Miss u Bae ❤❤❤💋

    magaleng peter

    TP, ur de Greatest. Also luv him

  70. Ferrone Hicks

    this type music will last forever their will never be music that could touch the heart like this made ever agian what a song just like dancing at a Sunday morning revival

    Stilo Stilo

    Dorothy likes this song too much

  71. FinTheHuman

    came here from the single moms club

  72. Claus Toftgaard Pedersen

    Best version ever

  73. Kerris Meadows

    EVERYONE WHO SINGS THIS SONG, SOUNDS GOOD. THELMA HOUSTON IN THE CLUBS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ITS JUST A PUMPER. DANCE YOUR ASS OFF

  74. nadine smith

    TP you're missed....heaven must have a lovely choir.

    Denise Vasquez Lemrick

    nadine smith sooo agree!! Whitney, Marvin, Teddy,

  75. Connie Goldhahn

    I am afraid to sway how much I love this song because there are critics and tell me to shut up, only with the "f" word. I have a right to my opinion. I saw the Teddy twice at the Valley Forge Music Fair, in Penna. He was fantastic. My kind of music.

    Rob Medina

    F the critics! Love this song

    Jane_

    I think he has the most incredible voice and singing, no one has touched my heart and soul as deep. He was the most gorgeus man, unbeliavable singer, and a wise, beautiful soul. He is the most stunning and sexy man I have ever set my eyes on. As if he was not real, he was larger than life in all ways.

    Jane_

    Connie Goldhahn He was so gorgeus on all levels, it is beyond words.

    Keh keh

    Screw the critics... I'm with ya

    Brigadier X PIRA

    I had my HS Graduation at the Valley Forge Music fair in '89..was sad when they tore it down

  76. Maph3sh Businxumalo

    Don't leave this way , missing my brothers so much