"Stay With Me (Unlikely)" as written by and Quincy D/lee Jones....
Sick of this mind and the games it plays
Mental enemieememieenemies want to push me back again
Here they come running wanting me up on that
Tree, crucified

(wait a minute)
Whatever words they say (me who said it)
Whomever they betray (me who did it)
Whenever they're awake it makes me die

There's so much on my mind, we're given so little time
There's no way to hold on as it passes by
So lead me into denial, help me forget for awhile
Stay with me, please please don't go

Stay with me, please don't go
I don't want to be alone
Stay with me, please

Sick of this mind and the games it plays
Mental enemieenemieenemies want to push me back again
Here they come running wanting me up on that
Tree, crucified

(wait a minute)
Whatever words they say (me who said it)
Whomever they betray (me who did it)
Whenever they're awake it makes me die

There's so much on my mind, we're given so little time
There's no way to hold on as it passes by
So lead me into denial, help me forget for awhile
Stay with me, please please don't go

Stay with me, please don't go
I don't want to be alone
Stay with me, please

I don't have much else to say (unlikely)
I'd rather you go away (unlikely)
I don't need something from you (unlikely)

Though some say I will heal over time
It doesn't seem too likely
It seems unlikely
Please, please don't go

Stay with me, please don't go
I don't want to be alone
Stay with me, please don't go
Stay with me, please


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"Stay With Me" as written by Quincy D Jones Peggy Lee

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    General CommentAlright, I'm gonna give this a shot, wish me luck:

    "Sick of this mind and the games it plays
    mental enemy enemy enemy want to push me back again"

    Schizophrenia. The voices in his head, they hate him, they don't want him to succeed.

    "Whatever words they say (you said it)
    whomever they betray (you did it)"

    The voices in his head take control of him, make him say things, and betray those closest to him.

    "whenever they're awake it makes me die"

    Whenever the voices are there, the REAL him, his personality, is gone, untouchable.

    "There's so much on my mind, we're given so little time there's no way to hold on as it passes by"

    Here, he seems to be talking to a girlfriend or a lover. He wants to say so much, but the voices steal the time away from him.

    "so lead me into denial, help me forget for awhile
    stay with me, please don't go"

    He wants her to help him to forget, if even for a short time. He wants her to make him feel sane, but she is probably at the end of her rope and wants to leave.

    "I don't have much else to say (unlikely)
    I'd rather you go away (unlikely)
    I don't need something from you (unlikely)"

    The voices speak for themselves, lying to his lover. The "Unlikely" is what he screams inside his own mind, but is unable to communicate to her.

    "Though some say I will heal over time
    it doesn't seem too likely
    it seems unlikely"

    People (doctors?) tell him that he'll get better, but he knows better, the voices will never leave.

    Overall a very powerful song. There are other ways that it could be interpreted I'm sure, but this is the one that I happen to like.

    Enjoy it, love it, hate it, your choice, just remember one thing.

    ALL WILL BOW BEFORE THE MIGHT OF THE CELLDWELLER!

    kthxbye.
    NyteStormon June 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't really think the meaning is that complicated.
    I think it's just about a person with a problem that can be described as a mental enemy, eg schizophrenia or something like that. They want their close friend/lover to stay with them, and help them forget.
    Gloomyjewelon January 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMy interpretation is that this is about a relationship. One that is damaged by mental illness, however, I believe the illness is something more along the lines of bipolar disorder. This is something I have some experience with, so I may call upon my own life to further my point.

    "Sick of this mind and the games it plays
    mental enemy enemy enemy want to push me back again
    here they come running wanting me up on that
    tree, crucified
    (wait a minute)"

    People with mental illnesses feel as if their minds are their enemies, and it can be a constant fight between what they perceive as "themselves" vs. the disease.

    "Whatever words they say (you said it)
    whomever they betray (you did it)
    whenever they're awake it makes me die"

    This sounds exactly like bipolar to me. When I am in a depressive or even a manic state, and then I snap out of it, it feels like I am looking back at a different person speaking. But no, it was me, and I have to live with the damage the disease has done.

    "There's so much on my mind, we're given so little time
    there's no way to hold on as it passes by
    so lead me into denial, help me forget for awhile"

    Here, Klayton is singing to a lover or girlfriend. Someone who was there with him throughout his mood swings, and seen both the good and the bad in him. Has had to deal with the "voice" as well as him. And he is begging her to just be with him, and hold the negative voice off for a while. He is unable to hold onto his own personality when the depression kicks in, so he wants to make the most of the time they have together.

    "Stay with me, please don't go
    Don't want to be alone
    stay with me, please"

    Self-explanatory. But people with mental illness are far more dependent than "normal" people. He doesn't want to be alone with the voices, when she is one of the only good things in his life. He needs her around.

    "I don't have much else to say (unlikely)
    I'd rather you go away (unlikely)
    I don't need something from you (unlikely)"

    The "voice" is speaking to her in this stanza. It's not true, and he even admits this by saying "unlikely" but for now he has no control over what he is saying. He pushes her away, then clings and begs her to stay.

    Eventually, she can't handle the added stress anymore, and she leaves. He is left alone, still begging her to stay, unable to function on his own.

    This is exactly what I'm going through now with my ex. So I either just twisted this song to fit my life or I discovered a song that fit my life. xD EITHER WAY. The thesis of this whole post has to be "Celldweller fuckin' rocks". c:
    wraffieon November 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, I can relate to this song.. How it's like "Stay with me" then "Go away" then "Stay with me" again.. I feel the same way about someone...
    Ah, and the beat is great.
    Ang3lon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, speaking of the beat, you can play a game to the beat of this song. Go to flashflasrevolution.com and play it. Go to the rock section and select number one. And what do you know, it's Celldweller. :)
    the_bing_thingon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment**Retyped Above Address: flashflashrevolution.com
    the_bing_thingon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFFR is how i found out about celldweller, but im upset they cut out about half of last firstborn in the FFR version.
    linkinpark8474on July 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song's a bit ... contradictory.

    and i found out about klayton through the NFS: most wanted soundtrack. ;)
    minutemanon June 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti honestly think it's about a love-hate relationship and someone being paranoid.
    Guavaon June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNyteStorm, you are so good.
    I read the translation of it and it makes so much sense. :3
    Good analysis. :]
    MTRon January 11, 2008   Link

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