Don’t go 1988 Extended promo version. Låten skrevs som en hyllning till en god vän som dog i en motorcykelolycka. Han avled efter över ett år i koma.
LIAM: “I like the idea that somebody could take 'Don't Go' as a straight love plea. The night before last, I looked out into the audience and saw this couple. There was something in the way they were looking at one another which told me they were thinking of splitting but when the chorus came in, they both started smiling. Quite a story. The song could be for anyone. Parents, exiles, sons and daughters. For me, it's a very personal thing, the death of my friend, Eamon. The day he died. A beautiful spring day, otherwise. A slow death. One year long. So much pain for the people around him. It's not a difficult song for me to sing though. It's a rejoicing song, in spite of everything. Just like 'If You Go' which is about the same thing, written in the same mood and the same day. 'Don't Go' is here and now. Immediate. I like to think the present being more important than the past or the future. More important than looking forward to things. Most people waste too much time looking ahead or looking back. Living in the moment can be too difficult, too painful. It has to be learned continually.” (Speaking to Melody Maker in 1988).
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LIAM: “That song was written about a friend of mine who was in a motor bike accident. And he was in a coma for about a year and one day I was inspired to write this song for him because it was one of those beautiful days and the sky was so blue and so I thought to myself, "Please don't go." It was my personal plea to him because I realised how precious life was and how beautiful it could be. I didn't want him to die.” (Speaking to Beat magazine in 1989).
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