9:30 Coffee Break: 'Leave' Songs

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What songs do you want to hear for today's coffee break? (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill that would require companies like Uber and Lyft to carry a $1.5 million insurance policy for drivers whenever they are logged on, not just when they are actively transporting passengers. If the bill becomes a state law, Uber says it will leave Minnesota.

And that got us thinking about songs with a "leaving" theme. Some tunes contemplate the prospect of leaving; some songs are about the immediate act or moment of leaving; and others look back on a time of having left something or someone.

Basically, there are a whole bunch of songs about leaving.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention "leave" or describe "leaving" would you like to hear? Tell us your requests.

Songs Played


DeVotchKa - "We're Leaving"
The Beatles - "She's Leaving Home"
The Clash - "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
Otis Redding - "Don't Leave Me This Way"
The Strokes - "Take It or Leave It"
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "If You Leave"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? Jill and Steve think you do and want to bring treats from Gigi's Café to your workplace. Send us an email: CoffeeBreak@thecurrent.org.


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