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Darius Rucker Drops Soaring New Love Song ‘Don’t’

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In the buildup to his latest LP, Darius Rucker is bringing his new love song “Don’t” to country radio.

Rucker’s new album When Was the Last Time is almost entirely themed around relationships, and this new cut certainly follows that theme. “Don’t” is a charming mid-tempo tale of romance with a soaring chorus. In an earnest plea to his sweetheart, Rucker asks that they don’t feel insecure in their love for one another. It’s a love song centered on resiliency and the mutual strength that a romantic partnership can bring.

There’s a gentle sway to the track that’s similar to Rucker’s latest No. 1 hit, “If I Told You.” Although, “Don’t” has more of a driving sense to it than the former, riding on an optimistic guitar riff to carry its sound along. That guitar goes full-force on the song’s bridge, perhaps indicating that Darius hasn’t completely abandoned the rocker in him.

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Single or not, “Don’t” is another heartfelt song in the bag for Rucker. We’ll be able to hear the entirety of his comeback when When Was the Last Time drops on Oct. 20.

Darius Rucker’s “Don’t” Lyrics

If you think I could ever go a day without you 
Five minutes without thinkin’ about you
Don’t
And if you wonder if it scares me
Stayin’ forever with you baby
I can tell you
Baby, it don’t

‘Cause every single morning my eyes fall open on you
It’s like my dreams are goin’ on and on and on, it don’t
Matter what we’re doin’
As long as I’m with you and
I can’t imagine anything
I couldn’t love you through the bad days
There’s gonna be mistakes
But baby, I’m here to stay
And if you think that that could change

Don’t stop makin’ me late for work
Makin’ me out without sayin’ a word
Ooh, don’t
‘Cause when you whisper into my ear
Everything I wanna hear
I know you know, I need to go
But you’re the reason that I don’t

‘Cause every single morning my eyes fall open on you
It’s like my dreams are goin’ on and on and on, it don’t
Matter what we’re doin’
As long as I’m with you and
I can’t imagine anything
I couldn’t love you through the bad days
There’s gonna be mistakes
But baby, I’m here to stay
And if you think that that could change

Ooh baby, don’t
Oh, if you every wonder
If I regret the day I said I do, don’t

‘Cause every single morning my eyes fall open on you
It’s like my dreams are goin’ on and on and on, it don’t
Matter what we’re doin’
As long as I’m with you and
I can’t imagine anything
I couldn’t love you through the bad days
There’s gonna be mistakes
But baby, I’m here to stay

And if you think that that could change
Baby, don’t
And if you think that could change don’t
Baby, don’t
Don’t you think I know
Oh, yeah, I know
(Baby, don’t)

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