Dahmer is one of the most popular TV shows on Netflix in September 2022. The series tells the true story of Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the most brutal serial killers in the history of the United States. Fans are fascinated by the vision, which sometimes recalls the documentary style. There is high interest in the soundtrack, which seems always carefully selected for the scenes depicted in the series. One of the recurrent songs is Please Don’t Go by KC and the Sunshine Band, and in this article, we will discover more about it.
You can find the official trailer of the Netflix series Dahmer here on Youtube. The trailer also includes the song Please Don’t Go at the beginning.
Please Don’t Go, the main song in the Dahmer soundtrack: the story and the meaning
Please Don’t Go was released by the soul/funk group KC and the Sunshine Band in 1979. You can find the official streaming of the song below.
Considered the first love ballad song ever written by KC and the Sunshine Band, Please Don’t Go became an international hit, maintaining a high position on music charts in many countries. The younger generations may remember the famous remix by the British dance band KWS in 1992 (you can find it here).
Please Don’t Go is about a love relationship that is coming to an end. The singer is begging for a second possibility because he knows he will miss this love. Therefore he’s asking his girl not to leave.
Babe, I love you so
I want you to know
That I’m gonna miss your love
The minute you walk out that door
So please don’t go
Don’t go away
The song’s lyrics confirm the protagonist’s awareness of the valuable love he received. He admits that he’s been lucky to have her and wishes to have a second possibility to make it work.
If you leave, at least in my lifetime
I’ve had one dream come true
I was blessed to be loved
By someone as wonderful as you
Please don’t go
I’m begging you to stay
The song’s meaning is clear: the singer doesn’t want to be abandoned. We all know these sensations: instinctively, we live a breakup as a refusal, a personal failure, and we tend to do everything to avoid it. It usually takes some time and some work on ourselves to overcome this feeling and consider it as something that may happen, unrelated to our value as a person.
In the TV show, Jeffrey Dahmer constantly confronts himself with the fear of abandonment. He saw his mom leaving home when he was a teenager; he was scared of the refusal. The song Please Don’t Go returns in the critical moments of the Dahmer soundtrack to remind us how intense his sensations are in front of the perspective of abandonment, and that’s the meaning that the song has inside the series.