"Stay" as written by and Ron Aniello (john) Robert Parlee....
Well it's good to hear your voice
I hope you're doing fine
And if you ever wonder
I'm lonely here tonight
I'm lost here in this moment
And time keeps slipping by
And if I could have just one wish
I'd have you by my side

Ooh oh, I miss you
Ooh oh, I need you

I love you more than I did before
And if today I don't see your face
Nothing's changed, no one can take your place
It gets harder, everyday

Say you love me more than you did before
And I'm sorry it's this way
But I'm coming home, I'll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay, I will stay

Well I try to live without you
The tears fall from my eyes
I'm alone and I feel empty
God I'm torn apart inside

I look up at the stars
Hoping you're doing the same
And somehow I feel closer and I can hear you say

Ooh oh, I miss you
Ooh oh, I need you

I love you more than I did before
And if today I don't see your face
Nothing's changed, no one can take your place
It gets harder, everyday

Say you love me more than you did before
And I'm sorry that it's this way
But I'm coming home, I'll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay, I will stay
Always stay
I never wanna lose you
And if I had to I would choose you
So stay, please always stay
You're the one that I hold onto
'Cause my heart would stop without, you

I love you more than I did before
And if today I don't see your face
Nothing's changed, no one could take your place
It gets harder everyday

Say you love me more than you did before
And I'm sorry that it's this way
But I'm coming home, I'll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay, I will stay
I'll always stay

And I love you more than I did before
And I'm sorry that it's this way
But I'm coming home, I'll be coming home
And if you ask I will stay, I will stay
I will stay


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"Stay" as written by Miley Cyrus John Shanks

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  • +2
    General Commenti really don't think it's quite as important to make a big fuss as to WHO miley wrote this about..the meaning in the song itself is pretty self-explanatory.

    "Well it's good to hear your voice
    I hope you're doing fine
    And if you ever wonder I'm lonely here tonight
    I'm lost here in this moment and time keeps slipping by
    And if I could have just one wish
    I'd have you by my side

    Well I try to live without you
    The tears fall from my eyes
    I'm alone and I feel empty
    God, I'm torn apart inside

    I look up at the stars
    Hoping you're doing the same
    Somehow I feel closer..."

    i'm glad miley is finally, in some of her songs at least, being more honest and relatable to REAL people. most of her singles (party in the usa, can't be tamed, etc) may be catchy, but they're very self-absorbed ("every guy everywhere just gives me mad attention..i always get a ten cause i'm built like that"?) and, all too often, obnoxious. i'm glad she's finally writing more mature & truthful songs about love and heartbreak. it makes her a TEENSY bit more respectable. now she just needs to change her wardrobe and overall outward image and she's on the right way to go! haha

    benjamingibbardisababypumpkinon July 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is pretty self explanatory but it's also beautiful. This is actually my favorite song off the new album.

    But I think the song is for Liam. She was on tour for so long away from him after being with him almost every second on "The Last Song" that all she wants to do is to go home and stay with him.

    "And if today I don't see your face
    Nothing's changed, no one can take your place."
    I think what she means here is that no matter what's going on, and no matter what people are saying about her dating others she wants no one but him.
    ShadySkills5on June 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is an experience of heartbreak. Taking Nick Jonas or Liam out of it. I think this is about a girl who has been left by the boy she is in love with. She's had her heart ripped from her chest. She isn't angry with the boy, all she wants is for him to be happy, but deep inside she wrenches for him to want her back. She just wants him to say he "loves her more than he did before and he's sorry that its this way. hes coming home and if she asks him he will stay." It's really a heartbreaking desperation; She's trying to live without him, but she doesn't feel anything without him. "Well I try to live without you, the tears fall from my eyes. Im alone and I feel empty, God Im torn apart inside." She doesn't know where he is, but just hopes that he's thinking about her and she aches to feel any connection with him like she'd had before.

    I'm not really a fan of Miley, but I really do like this song. It's one of the songs that people can actually really relate to.
    mumdizzlex3on July 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i get what you mean about the whole connection with the fact Nick also sang a song called saty..but why would she dredge up the past now she has Liam and is totally in love with him.
    deedee38on June 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont this had anything to do with nick cause the song that nick wrote is about selena gomez.
    i thinkkkk. hah.
    beethroseon June 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningPretty sure it's about Liam - she's stated most of the songs are about him on this album and if you listen closely, maybe he's getting fed up with everything she's doing so he wants to leave, but she doesn't want him to, so she's willing to give up her career for him.
    therealwednesdayon July 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWEll to me a song is a song sometimes theses stars dont really feel this way mabey its just a song but this song i really love becuase its slow
    piper888on July 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always get choked up on this song. It's so beautiful! Miley and Liam forever! <3
    MusicIsLife1014on October 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think this song means so much more to me then the lyrics portray. I think it's really relatable to anyone who has ended a relationship with someone that they love. I think that it's about a relationship that ended, and she loves that person much "more than before" and "misses" them. I think it means that if that person were to ever seek her out, she would run right back to them. It's pretty self explanatory, but still one of her most beautiful songs.
    NeonIndianLoveron November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song. The lyrics are really meaningful and deep, so props to miley

    Anyway to me, this song is about a break-up or a long distance relationship. She talks about how she's lonely and misses that person so much. She loves them more than she did before which goes along with the quote "distance makes the heart grow fonder". She's sorry that they have to be apart, but she wants to make it work and stay with that person no matter what. Being in a long distance relationship myself, these lyrics really appeal to me and I can definitely relate. It really does get harder everyday, but I never want to lose him because I love him so much (more than I did before haha). But if I could, I would stay always with him

    Yay pretty much I just love this song!
    heartofinkon January 15, 2011   Link

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