"Can I Stay" as written by and Ray Lamontagne Ethan Johns....
Can I stay here with you til the morning
I am so far from home
And I feel a little stoned
Can I stay here till the morning
There?s nothing I want more than to wake up on your floor

Lay with me in your thinnest dress
Fill my heart with each caress
Between your blissful kisses
Whisper darling is this love

Can I stay here with you till day breaks
There something you should know I ain?t got no place to go
Can I stay here with you till the day breaks
How happy it would make me to see your face when I awake

Lay with me in your thinnest dress
Fill my heart with each caress
Between your blissful kisses
Whisper darling is this love

Can I stay here with you through the night time
I?ve fallen sad inside
And I need a place to hide
Can I stay here with you through the nighttime
I?m all alone and blue
Won?t you take me to your room

Lay with me in your thinnest dress
Fill my heart with each caress
Between your blissful kisses
Whisper darling is this love
Whisper to me is this love


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"Can I Stay" as written by Ray Lamontagne Ethan Johns

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  • +4
    General CommentWow . . . how often do you get to feel like the sentiment in this song? I have been reliving past loves all morning.
    This song reminds me that I feel infatuation or fleeting love are no less important, nor should they be honored any less than 'true' love.
    It reminds me of my experiences with love and how often infatuation can turn into true love?
    I truly feel like this song is about a void that is being filled, if even for only a moment, and how all of life can be put on hold when two people are living in a cocoon of collective space, knowing that they are both entirely unique and special to one another.
    jimswim655on March 19, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commentabout a love that is just blossoming and its all new and warm, and you dont want that person to leave and you dont want to leave that person. How just wanting to be "near" someone is enough, to breathe the same air... and yet its new and you wonder is this love?? because love should feel this good... love should be wanting to fall asleep and wake up to the same person for the rest of your days..
    mandhaon February 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the strings on this track. It's almost McCartney/Beatle-esque. What a lovely song.
    SaSaSushion September 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionTHIS MAN IS A GOD,i have been listening to this mans stuff for time and have deep respect for his gift,how he can mix blues with country and spice it up with a steel guitar only the good lord knows.
    SONNYMACon August 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song, to me, is absolutely about a dog and a human. "There's nothing I want more than to wake up on your floor" "How happy it would make me to see your face when I awake"
    Dogs are loving sweeties who want loving homes and humans.
    alexis1138on May 26, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. i adore it.
    fireplaceon September 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfantastic song, best on the album. always stick it on when the birds are round!
    jacko69on December 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, I just love love love this song.
    tutumanon November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm crazy about this song.
    It reminds me of The Beatles somehow.
    It's kinda like a lullaby.
    Simple, sweet and beautiful.
    Tyler2004durdenon February 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think mandha hit the nail right on the head-The act of sleeping with someone, not necessarily sexually, is so beautiful and sweet-Sometimes there are moments when you get to watch them sleep and the opposite, and it's so intimate. Falling asleep to the beating of his/her heart -and in those moments feeling in love and thinking about sleeping next to that same person for the rest of your life.
    Read more at songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858554522/
    Lidia182on April 09, 2012   Link

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