Please Leave

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"Please Leave"
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"Please Leave", Blue Version
Single by Jebediah
from the album Of Someday Shambles
Released 13 March 2000 (2000-03-13)
Format CD single
Recorded April–June 1999
Genre Alternative rock
Length 10:20
Label Murmur
Writer(s) Chris Daymond, Brett Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell, Vanessa Thornton
Producer(s) Mark Trombino
Jebediah singles chronology
"Feet Touch the Ground"
"Please Leave"
"Star Machine"

"Please Leave" is the third single from Australian alternative rock band Jebediah's second studio album, Of Someday Shambles. It was released on 13 March 2000 in two versions, a brown version and a blue version, according to the main background colour of its cover.[1] Aside from the lead track, the brown version had two new studio tracks and multi-media video of their previous single, "Feet Touch the Ground".[1][2] After the lead track, the blue version had four live tracks.[1][2]

"Please Leave" was co-written by all four band members, Chris Daymond, Brett Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell and Vanessa Thornton. Brett, the group's drummer, in a run through Of Someday Shambles' track list, described it as "The lost song. We played it at Planet (in Perth) before Slightly Odway. Kevin had written out the lyrics and gaffa taped them to Vanessa's back. After that we totally forgot about it and Chris found the lyric sheet in a guitar case somewhere."[3]

"Please Leave" peaked at number 53 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[4] It polled at number 30 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2000.[5]

Cover versions[edit]

A remix of "Please Leave" by fellow Perth band, Rhibosome,[6] was included on the 2001 revised re-release of the band's 2000 split EP with American band, Jimmy Eat World.

The Grates, a band from Queensland, Australia, performed a cover version,[6] for "Like a Version", a segment on national radio station, Triple J. Prior to performing the version, lead singer, Patience Hodgson, stated that Jebediah was the first live performance that she attended. Hodgson also revealed that Jebediah is a band that she continues to enjoy and will always play the band's music to international visitors.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Daymond, Brett Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell and Vanessa Thornton[6].

Brown version CD – Murmur / MATCD099
No. Title Length
1. "Please Leave" 3:35
2. "Pharmacy 777" 3:48
3. "Tongue Twister" 2:57
4. "Feet Touch the Ground" (video)  
Blue version CD – Murmur / MATCD099A
No. Title Length
1. "Please Leave" 3:35
2. "Puck Defender" (live) 4:50
3. "Invaders" (live) 3:18
4. "Skin" (live) 3:35
5. "Congratulations" (live) 3:56

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Catherine Haridy Management (2010). "Discog". Jebediah. JEBEDIAH. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Jedediah'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Kim. "Song Meanings". The Jebediah Lair. Geocities. Archived from the original on October 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (26 June 2011). "Chart Positions 51-100 Post 1989 Part 1 – Jebediah singles". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hottest 100 2000". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 2000. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "'Please Leave' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 22 February 2015.  Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Please Leave; or at 'Performer:' Jebediah. For additional performers, user may have to click on 'Show all performers' or 'Show all performers for all works'
  7. ^ triple j (11 November 2011). "Like a Version: The Grates - 'Please Leave'". triple j. ABC. Retrieved 28 August 2012.