Bobby Brown Pens Song for Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown Pens Song for Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown performs “Don’t Let Me Die” on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Published May 17, 2012

A humbled Bobby Brown was the musical guest on Wednesday night’s episode of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno where he unveiled a new song that is reportedly dedicated to the memory of his late ex-wife, Whitney Houston.

The emotional tune, “Don’t Let Me Die,” featured the lyrics, "I didn’t realize that every breath I took was from you ... You were my air.”

The R&B bad boy confessed he “messed up pretty bad,” a likely reference to the turbulent 15-year marriage to the beloved music icon. Before Brown and Houston split in 2007, their union produced daughter Bobbi Kristina and a host of headline grabbing news for the tabloids.

Acknowledging all the drama, Brown sang, “I guess I messed up pretty bad ... I didn’t know who you were ... I didn’t know what we had. Now I’m stuck living in the past ... trying to get the pieces back ... but I guess now you’re gone.”

The song, which will be featured on Brown’s upcoming album, Masterpiece, comes three months after Houston tragically died in a hotel bathroom in Beverly Hills, California. In a recent interview the embattled singer, who has heard his share of criticism since Houston’s passing, called the making of the album a healing process.

"It's what I've been through throughout my life, and just trying to heal myself through music," said Brown.

Masterpiece is due in stores June 4.

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Written by BET-Staff

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