Monday, March 8, 2021

Music & Lyrics: "Ah! Leah!" by Donnie Iris (Back on the Streets, 1980)

 

 

Ah! Leah!

Donnie Iris



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Leah
It's been a long, long time
You're such a sight
You're looking better than a body has a right to
Don't you know we're playin' with the fire
But we can't stop this burning desire
Leah!

Ah! Leah!
Here we go again
Ah! Leah!
Is it ever gonna end?
Ah! Leah!
Here we go again
Ah! Leah!

I see your lips
And I wonder who's been kissin' them
I never knew how badly I was missin' them
We both know we're never going to make it
But when we touch
We never have to fake it
Leah!

Ah! Leah!
Here we go again
Ah! Leah!
Is it ever gonna end?
Ah! Leah!
Here we go again
Ah! Leah!
We ain't learned our lesson yet

Baby, it's no good
We're just askin' for trouble
I can touch you
But I don't know how to love you
It ain't no use
We're headed for disaster
Our minds said no
But our hearts were talking faster
Leah!

Ah! Leah!
Here we go again
Ah! Leah!
Here we go again
Ah! Leah!
Leah, Leah, Leah
Ah! Leah!
Here we go again

Ah! Leah!
Leah
We're never, ever, ever gonna make it, yeah
Ah! Leah!
Here we go again
Ah! Leah!
We're never gonna make it
Ah! Leah!


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You might be like me and not sing
"Ah! Leah!"
but "Aleighah!"
as in the name of a girl,
one of my very favorite names.

I loved this song the first time I heard it.
It's sexy, and sexily desperate,
in that way that teenagers
get who just can't keep their hands
off each other
even though they know they should.
At the same time,
it maintains its sweet innocence.
That's a tough balancing act
for any composer.


"Aleighah!"