"Stay close, Don't go" as written by and John Vesely....
I'm staring at the glass in front of me,
Is it half empty? Have I ruined all you've given me?
I know I've been selfish,
I know I've been foolish,
But look through that
And you will see,
I'll do better, I know,
Baby, I can do better

If you leave me tonight, I'll wake up alone,
Don't tell me I will make it on my own,
Don't leave me tonight,
This heart of stone will sing till it dies
If you leave me tonight

Sometimes I stare at you while you are sleeping,
I listen to your breathing,
Amazed how I somehow managed to
Sweep you off your feet girl,
Your perfect little feet girl
I took for granted what you do
But I'll do better, I know
Baby, I can do better

If you leave me tonight, I'll wake up alone,
Don't tell me I will make it on my own,
Don't leave me tonight,
This heart of stone will sing till it dies
If you leave me tonight

And don't you know my heart is pumping, oh,
It's putting up the fight,
And I've got this feeling,
That everything's alright,
And don't you see,
I'm not the only one for you
But you're the only one for me

If you leave me tonight I'll wake up alone,

(Stay) If you leave me tonight,
(Close) I'll wake up alone,
(Don't) Don't tell me I will
(Go) Make it on my own,
(Stay) Don't leave me tonight,
(Close) This heart of stone
(Don't) Will sing till it dies
(Go) If you leave me tonight
Don't leave me tonight


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"Stay Close, Don't Go" as written by John Vesely

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    General Comment"I'm not the only one for you
    But you're the only one for me"

    exactly my situation
    mizzleon March 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is predictably just as beautiful as secondhands other songs. i think it is bout a guy feeling like she is leaving and realizes she is all he has. another sweet love song
    lacerhuffyon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is predictably just as beautiful as secondhands other songs. i think it is bout a guy feeling like she is leaving and realizes she is all he has. another sweet love song
    lacerhuffyon October 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought they sounded a bit like Dashboard Confessional, and this song... proves it... but Secondhand Serenade sounds awesome! I luv "Vulnerable"
    miss_mac118on December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song especially sounds like Dashboard.
    which is not a bad thing.

    this song is beautiful.
    i love this band.
    ellie117on December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of my favourites songs from secondhand
    ihatethewayifeelon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe sounds very much like Dashboard Confessional. Seriously, can't we change the "users would also like (insert band name here)"? Who decides that shit and why are they clueless?
    smileforthecameraon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow. there's something about every single one of his songs that just "sweeps you off your feet."

    the first time i heard this song i was like CHRIS CARABBA! then i read the comments and see im not the only one! haha dashboards my favorite band so i think sounding like chris is a good thing.

    anyway, i think this song's pretty self-explanitory. he's made some mistakes that has made their relationship vulnerable, and now that he's realizing this, hes like panicking because this girl is the "only one" for him and hes trying to show this to her by spilling his heart and feelings basically.

    amazing song.
    warmthofyourLoveeon November 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about John's wife talking about leaving him because of his touring, and his pleading for her to stay with him.

    Sadly... she left him.
    Kevin Reaganon April 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy ex used to sing this song to me... He was always worried I was going to leave him because he thought I could find someone better. Turns out he's the one who left me. So now I was the one to sing this song lol. My favorite part:
    "Don't you see? I'm not the only one for you, but you're the only one for me."
    Me and my ex were going out for about 2 months and we were listening to this song parked at the lake. At the exact same time we looked at each other and said " You're the only one for me" It wasn't planned or anything. Very cute =] Just thought I'd share that :)
    I love love LOVE this song
    Steph_2010on October 08, 2008   Link

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