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Hear Chris Stapleton’s Unreleased ‘You Should Probably Leave’

This stripped-down performance of Chris Stapleton’s “You Should Probably Leave” from a Sept. 2013 appearance at London, Ky. radio station Bandit 101.9 FM leads to a mind-blowing realization. The singer’s run of chart and critical success, beginning with 2015’s Traveler and continuing with 2017’s two-part From A Room series, left additional quality material unrecorded.

The deep cut exemplifies the country song craftsmanship and blues-rock sensibilities that make its singer the modern traditionalist with the most mainstream exposure. It dates back to when Stapleton started his run as a solo artist, extending his career goals beyond those of a longtime Southern rocker, bluegrass picker and songwriter-for-hire. Per the timing of this song, Stapleton had the songwriting, singing and guitar picking chops that’ve made him a success right out the gate.

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When it comes time for Stapleton’s next album, a fleshed-out studio version of this song with full band accompaniment would be the next best thing to hearing something completely new from the “Broken Halos” singer.

‘You Should Probably Leave’ Lyrics

I know it ain’t
All that late
But you should probably leave

And I recognize
That look in your eyes
Yeah, you should probably leave

Cause I know you
And you know me
And we both know
Where this is gonna lead
And you want me to say
That I want you to stay
So you should probably leave
Yeah you should probably leave

There’s still time
For you to finish your wine
Then you should probably leave

And it’s hard to resist
All right, just one kiss
Then you should probably leave

Cause I know you
And you know me
And we both know
Where this is gonna lead
And you want me to say
That I want you to stay
So you should probably leave
Yeah you should probably leave

Like a devil on a shoulder
You keep whisperin’ in my ear
And it’s getting kinda hard for me
To do the right thing, yeah
I wanna do the right thing baby

Sun on your skin
It’s six am
And I’ve been watching you sleep

Honey, I’m so afraid
You’re gonna wake up and say
That you should probably leave

Cause I know you
And you know me
And we both know
Where this is gonna lead
I want you to stay
But you’ll probably say
That you should probably leave

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Hear Chris Stapleton’s Unreleased ‘You Should Probably Leave’