“I’d Rather Go Blind” is a soulful and emotionally powerful song performed by Etta James. It was released in 1968 and has since become one of her most iconic and enduring recordings.
About The Song
The lyrics of “I’d Rather Go Blind” express the intense pain and heartbreak of realizing that a romantic partner has found someone new. The narrator conveys the deep emotional struggle of witnessing the person they love being with someone else, expressing a willingness to endure blindness rather than face the harsh reality.
Musically, the song is characterized by Etta James’s soulful and impassioned vocal delivery. The slow-tempo blues arrangement complements the emotional depth of the lyrics, creating a poignant and moving listening experience.
“I’d Rather Go Blind” has been widely praised for its emotional authenticity and Etta James’s exceptional vocal performance. The song has been covered by various artists over the years, but Etta James’s rendition remains the most renowned.
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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, ooh
I would rather, I would rather go blind boy
Than to see you walk away from me child, and all
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
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
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