“Only When I Walk Away” Lyrics by Justin Timberlake

Only When I Walk Away” is a song by American singer, songwriter and actor Justin Timberlake from his third studio album “The 20/20 Experience” (2013). The lyrics explore the theme of a man’s regret upon a breakup, as he realizes that he cannot change what has happened, but he can change how he moves on from it.

“Only When I Walk Away” by Justin Timberlake – Song Credentials

Song TitleOnly When I Walk Away
Released2013
ArtistJustin Timberlake
GenreR&B/Soul, Pop, UK R&B
LanguageEnglish
AlbumThe 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
Music LabelRCA Records

“Only When I Walk Away” by Justin Timberlake Lyrics

Girl this little game you play
Don’t stop ’till you run too far
So what’s a man like me to say?
With a bullet laying in my heart
Damn girl, we go from so hot to so cold
What am I gonna do about this damn love
Is that shit in sync or insane, love
I guess that’s the way we play it

She loves me now
She loves me not
She loves me now
But only when I walk away
She loves me now
She loves me not
She loves me now
But only when I walk away

What’s that, baby, what you say?
You the one to light up this torch
‘Cause I’m burning down all the way
Burn it down ’til there ain’t no more
Damn love, how did the sound get so amped up
Turn off and silence this damn love
Is that shit insane or in sync, girl
I guess that’s the way we play it

She loves me now
She loves me not
She loves me now
But only when I walk away
She loves me now
She loves me not
She loves me now
But only when I walk away

You should see the look on your face
Baby when I finish what you start
but I can’t hear a word you say
With a bullet laying in your heart
Damn love, how did this shit get out of my hands love
I laid you to rest you said damn love
This shit’s insane, it’s insane love
Ain’t that the way we play it

She loves me now
She loves me not
She loves me now
But only when I walk away
She loves me now
She loves me not
She loves me now
But only when I walk away

But only when I walk away
But only when I walk away
But only when I walk away
Only when I walk away

But only when I walk away
But only when I walk away
But only when I walk away
But only when I walk away

She loves me now
She loves me not
She loves me now
But only when I walk away
She loves me now
She loves me not
She loves me now
But only when I walk away

Only when I walk away
Only when I walk away
What am I gonna do with all this damn love
What am I gonna do with all this
Only when I walk away
Only when I walk away

She only love me when I walk away
Call me on the phone tell me baby please stay
She only love me when I walk away
Call the girl back and crying baby please stay

She only love me when I walk away
Call me on the phone tell me baby please stay
She only love me when I walk away
Call the girl back and crying baby please stay

She only love me when I walk away
Call me on the phone tell me baby please stay
She only love me when I walk away
Call the girl back and crying baby please stay

She only love me when I walk away
Call me on the phone tell me baby please stay
She only love me when I walk away
I said fuck you bitch me no care care what you say, hey

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