"Stay The Night" as written by Mariah Carey, Thomas Randolph Bell, Linda Creed and Kanye Omari West....
You're kissing me
And saying I'm the one you need
To keep you warm
And lay with you tonight
Baby I feel the same way
I don't want to leave
want to hold you close
And feel your love inside
But I don't want to play myself
Cause I know you're with someone else
And I don't need complications in my life
And I don't want to fall back in
And get caught up in you again
Boy I'm so conflicted in my mind

[Chorus]
You keep saying stay the night
Just let me rock you till the morning light
It's cold outside
And much too late to drive
You know I need you baby
I'm so lost without your love

Obviously, procrastinating just to be
Close to you a little longer now
It's hard for me to break away from you baby
Never could resist you
And I still haven't learned how
And I don't want to be a fool
But it's hard when it comes to you
And I'm feeling vulnerable tonight
Cause I don't want to miss the chance
Of reliving our sweet romance
Boy I'm so confused down deep inside

[Chorus]


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"Stay the Night" as written by Thomas Bell Linda Creed

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentWow, I can't believe nobody has commented on this song, it's so great!! Her voice is astounding as usual, when she hits those high notes, WOW! Well to me, this song is about her feeling this guy who has a girl already, but he keeps telling her to stay the night with him..and she is really tempted.
    sodeepx3on July 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a cute song, heartfelt though. I tend to think he's always talking about the same guy, in "Breakdown", "Crybaby", "Subtle Invitation", and this one...it's a relationship that is over, but in her mind and in her heart there are remains of it. And it happens to me as well, even though you know it's terribly wrong for you and will only make the wound deeper, the temptation of it might be huge for you to resist...
    You can feel the longing and he pain in her voice, in this remarkably good song.
    Gabigson August 12, 2005   Link
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    Lyric Correctionsongmeanings.net must really get it act together, half the songs here are "removed" and it got worse after the recent changes. Well, Lyrics:

    You're kissin' me and sayin' I'm the one you need
    To keep you warm ad lay with you tonight
    Baby, I feel the same way, I don't want to leave
    Wanna hold you close and feel your love inside
    But I don't wanna play myself
    'Cause I know you're with someone else
    And I don't need complications in my life
    And I don't wanna fall back in
    And get caught up in you again
    Boy, I'm so conflicted in my mind

    And you keep sayin' stay the night
    Just let me rock you till the mornin' light
    It's cold outside and much too late to drive
    You know I need you baby, I'm so lost without your love

    Obviously, procrastinatin' just to be
    Close to you a little longer now, boy
    It's hard for me to break away from you, baby
    Never could resist you and I still haven't learned how
    And I don't wanna be a fool
    But it's hard when it comes to you
    And I'm feelin' vulnerable tonight
    'Cause I don't wanna miss the chance
    Of relivin' our sweet romance
    Boy, I'm so confused down deep inside

    You keep sayin' stay the night
    Just let me rock you till the mornin' light
    It's cold outside and much too late to drive
    You know I need you baby, I'm so lost without your love

    You keep sayin' stay the night
    Just let me rock you till the mornin' light
    It's cold outside and much too late to drive
    You know I need you baby, I'm so lost without your love
    (yeah yeah)
    You keep on saying
    And you keep on saying baby
    And you keep on keep on keep on saying
    (Repeat)
    Stay the night
    fineokayon August 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSounds like she's with an ex that reconnected with her. The chemistry is still there; although, he has a new girl. She wants to "stay the night", but she knows it's probably not the best decision. It's about the temptation of going back to an ex, only she added a promiscuous story behind it.
    itsMARkDon August 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAgreed, sodeepx3! Her best songs, at least for me, are like this - Straightforward, entrancing, and displaying her solo vocal talents to the max. The final "your love" in the song is fantastic - a real climax!

    The lyrics are exactly as you've described, so wonderfully simple, and no need for curse words (no guest "rappers" here, thank heavens)

    And such a chill song! A Soul feel which she understood, and it shows in her voice quite clearly on ths track.

    Really catchy too, moreso than many of her singles and videos and boring ballads (I always skip these)
    fineokayon August 06, 2012   Link

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