"Why Did I Decide to Stay?" as written by Steven Paul Smith, Neil Jacob Gust, Tony Lash and Brandt Gustav Peterson....
Kept my coat on
While you put your empty arms around me
Kept my shirt on
And wrestled my memory down
When I put my arm around you
I had to hold my mand in place
I didn't move to keep you from feeling chased

dropping off
You smile easy
What was I supposed to say?
Hits the ground
And it dies easy
Why did I decide to stay?

looks like I should forget you now
Underneath the covers I'm not naked
Maybe you were never next to me
Does all recorded history start tomorrow morning?
Did you forget or were your kisses my final warning?

a spent bullet brought me down
Add me to the list you stopped with blanks
Or how about a rundown of the top 100
Where do I rank
Did I even make the list
Or did I make a big mistake?

dropping off
You smile easy
What was I supposed to say

Lyrics submitted by LuckCharm, edited by PaulGuinan, Carrandas

"Why Did I Decide to Stay?" as written by Neil Jacob Gust Brandt Gustav Peterson

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    General CommentI believe this song is about the narrator being seduced into a one night stand. He then regrets it, even goes through a stage of denial ("maybe you were never next to me"), and realizes the person he slept with sleeps sleeps with everybody.
    Da_Goaton January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about looking back on an unloving relationship and missing it but knowing that he's better off going.
    brailtothenighton March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBefore Gust sings "A spent bullet, it brought me down", I believe he sings "Was I just generous, because I'm lonely".
    Siroccoon August 28, 2009   Link

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