[Chorus: Julia Michaels & Noah Kahan]
Hold me close and I won’t leave
Hold me close and I won’t leave
‘Cause it hurts when you hurt somebody
[Verse 2: Julia Michaels]
You got me searching for reasons
Stuck in the wrong mindset
I let the rules bend
To keep me from leaving
Nobody told me
And I know that we need this
It’s harder than I thought to tell the truth
And I hate that I let you stop me
All of the pain and all the harmony
And I hate that I let you stop me
All alone with your demons
And I hate that I let you stop me
I give myself another chance to stay
[Verse 1: Noah Kahan]
‘Cause it hurts when you hurt somebody
‘Cause it hurts when you hurt
You’ll feel the stinging and you think of me
One day before you know it, you will see
So much to say but I don’t speak
‘Cause it hurts when you hurt somebody
‘Cause it hurts when you hurt somebody
[Bridge: Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels]
So much to say but I don’t speak
When I know that all along they’re made to break
[Chorus: Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels]
Hold me close and I won’t leave
I’m afraid to be lonely

It’s gonna leave you in pieces
‘Cause it hurts when you hurt somebody

‘Cause it hurts when you hurt somebody

[Chorus: Noah Kahan]
But I’ve been too afraid to follow through

And that I have trouble breathing
So much to say but I don’t speak
Taking it slowly
‘Cause it hurts when you hurt somebody
Don’t know where the time went
So much to say but I don’t speak
Hold me close and I won’t leave
And I hate that I let you stop me