Breathless

Jerry Lee Lewis

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"Breathless" is a song composed by Otis Blackwell and was the third record by Jerry Lee Lewis, whose version was released in February 1958 (see 1958 in music) on Sun Records. It spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #7 in April 1958. The song also reached #4 on the country chart, #3 on the R&B chart, and #8 in the UK. The B-side, "Down the Line", also charted in 1958, reaching no. 51 on the Billboard pop singles chart. The song was re-released in 1979 as part of the Sun Records Golden Treasure Series as Sun #25 and on the Quality label in Canada in 1958. The song was also featured in the 1983 film Breathless starring Richard Gere and Valerie Kaprisky as well as the Jerry Lee Lewis song "High School Confidential". 


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Now, if you love me,
let's please don't  tease
If I can hold you then
let me squeeze
My heart goes 'round and 'round
My love comes tumblin' down

You leave me Breathless
Oh, I shake all over and
you know why
I'm sure it's love and
that's no lie
'cause when you call my name
I burn like wood inflamed

You leave me  Breathless
Oh, baby!  Mm-mm.  Crazy!
You're much too much
I can't love you enough
Now it's all right to hold me tight, 
but when you love me
love me right

Now, come on, baby
Don't be shy
'cause love was  meant for you and I
Wind, rain, sleet or snow
I will be wherever you go
You leave me Breathless

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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname "The Killer". more »

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Written by: OTIS BLACKWELL

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