I’d Rather Go Blind Lyrics – Etta James

English 53 August 21, 1968
"I'd Rather Go Blind" by Etta James is a soulful ballad that explores the painful emotions of heartbreak and the difficulty of letting go in a relationship. The lyrics convey a sense of betrayal and heartache as the protagonist realizes that her partner is involved with someone else. The title phrase "I'd Rather Go Blind" suggests that the pain of witnessing the partner's departure is so intense that the singer would prefer losing her sight than facing the reality of the situation. ...Read More

I’d Rather Go Blind Lyrics

[Verse 1: Etta James]
Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talking
Something deep down in my soul said, "Cry Girl" (Cry, cry)
When I saw you and that girl, walking around, oh

[Chorus: Etta James]
I would rather, I would rather go blind boy
Than to see you walk away from me child, and all

[Verse 2: Etta James]
So you see, I love you so much
That I don't want to watch you leave me baby
Most of all, I just don't, I just don't want to be free no

[Verse 3: Etta James]
I was just, I was just, I was just sitting here thinking
Of your kiss and your warm embrace, yeah
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips now baby
Revealed the tears that was on my face, yeah

[Outro: Etta James]
And baby, baby, I would rather, I would rather be blind boy
Than to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Baby, baby, baby, I'd rather be blind now

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Last Update: December 2, 2023

I’d Rather Go Blind Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "I’d Rather Go Blind" song?

"I’d Rather Go Blind" song is sung by Etta James.

Who is the lyrics writer of "I’d Rather Go Blind" song?

"I’d Rather Go Blind" song lyrics written by Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan & Etta James.

Who is the music producer of "I’d Rather Go Blind" song?

"I’d Rather Go Blind" song music composed & produced by Rick Hall.

When was "I’d Rather Go Blind" song released?

"I’d Rather Go Blind" song was released on August 21, 1968.