"Don't Stay" as written by Dave Farrell, Robert G. Bourdon, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington and Joseph Hahn....
Sometimes I need to remember just to breathe
Sometimes I need you to stay away from me
Sometimes I'm in disbelief, I didn't know
Somehow I need you to go

Don't stay
Forget our memories
Forget our possibilities
What you were changing me into
(Just give me myself back and)
Don't stay
Forget our memories
Forget our possibilities
Take all your faithlessness with you
(Just give me myself back and)
Don't stay

Sometimes I feel like I trusted you too well
Sometimes I just feel like screaming at myself
Sometimes I'm in disbelief, I didn't know
Somehow I need to be alone

Don't stay
Forget our memories
Forget our possibilities
What you were changing me into
(Just give me myself back and)
Don't stay
Forget our memories
Forget our possibilities
Take all your faithlessness with you
(Just give me myself back and)
Don't stay

I don't need you anymore, don't want to be ignored
I don't need one more day, of you wasting me away
I don't need you anymore, I don't want to be ignored
I don't need one more day, of you wasting me away
(With no apologies)

Don't stay
Forget our memories
Forget our possibilities
What you were changing me into
(Just give me myself back and)
Don't stay
Forget our memories
Forget our possibilities
Take all your faithlessness with you
(Just give me myself back control)
Don't stay
Don't stay
Don't stay


Lyrics submitted by ChaoX

"Don't Stay" as written by Dave Farrell, Robert G. Bourdon, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this about a relationship where it starts out well, then has problems. The person to who the voice is singing to is drifting farther away while he puts all his efforts into bringing her/him back. Finally he has enough, because the person is ignoring and destroying him. He gives up and decides he doesn't need the person anymore, that he has to be alone to decide what is right for him.

    Awesome song, Linkin Park are the best.
    lpu2non December 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI know what this song means. I know what it's like to scream at someone, "DON'T STAY!"
    but your heart keeps them with you no matter what. and you just can't forget them...
    suchabeautifuldisasteron March 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentForget our memories
    I don't need you anymore.

    I can relate to this since last year. I'm trying real hard to get over girls/people that pissed me off, made me feel bad, or just ignored me.
    benjamin-cold fanon August 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think we can all say linkin park are lryical genii! cum on they just are, simple fact... and all tho the lryics are in deth and twisty and pretty much clever u still can figure out exactly wat the fuk they are on about! wooop
    TheBloomfieldon December 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about letting go of someone who meant a lot to him but hurt him very badly. So now he just wants to let go of this person and move on with his life. He realizes he is better off without with person in his life.
    almosteasyon September 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was always singing this to myself when I was still dating my jackass ex.. and it's awesome.
    BrokenHeartedVampireon February 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOhh man, i love this song already even though I've just downloaded it. I've been looking for a simple break up song that describes my feelings perfectly. And i just found it :)

    JesusOnExctacyon June 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSomeone close to him hurt him- literally broke him. And they won't leave him alone and he just wants them to go.
    Solluxon July 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentohhh!!! that's the best!!!!!!! LP RULES!!!! Meteora sounds very good!!! ;)
    Brazilian_GirLPon March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh.. I forgot!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHESTER!!! ;DD I LOVE YOU!! =***
    Brazilian_GirLPon March 20, 2003   Link

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