"Stay Stay Stay" as written by and Taylor Swift....
I'm pretty sure we almost broke up last night
I threw my phone across the room at you
I was expecting some dramatic turn-away
But you stayed

This morning I said we should talk about it
'Cause I read you should never leave a fight unresolved
That's when you came in wearing a football helmet and said "okay, let's talk."

And I said,
Stay, stay, stay
I've been lovin' you for quite some time, time, time
You think that it's funny when I'm mad, mad, mad
But I think that it's best if we both stay

Before you, I'd only dated self-indulgent takers
That took all of their problems out on me
But you carry my groceries, and now I'm always laughin'
And I love you because you have given me no choice but to

Stay, stay, stay
I've been lovin' you for quite some time, time, time
You think that it's funny when I'm mad, mad, mad
But I think that it's best if we both stay, stay, stay, stay

You took the time to memorize me
My fears, my hopes, and dreams
I just like hangin' out with you, all the time
All those times that you didn't leave
It's been occurring to me I'd like to hang out with you, for my whole life

Stay, and I'll be loving you for quite some time
No one else is going to love me, when I get mad, mad mad
So I think that it's best if we both stay, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay

Stay, stay, stay
I've been lovin' you for quite some time, time, time
You think that it's funny when I'm mad, mad, mad
But I think that it's best if we both stay, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay

Stay, stay, stay
I've been lovin' you for quite some time, time, time
You think that it's funny when I'm mad, mad, mad
But I think that it's best if we both stay


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"Stay Stay Stay" as written by Taylor Swift

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  • +2
    General CommentOne of the cutest songs I've ever heard
    solongsohoon November 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about how much you love someone. Even though they can annoy you, you love them anyway cause you know you are in love :)
    Vegancocoon October 31, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAhhh! I can't get over how pop beats and country twangs sound so awesome together! :) This song is so upbeat and cute~!
    ILoveMusicForever15on July 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhilst this song finds Taylor promising to "Stay Stay Stay" with her current boyfriend, she still takes the opportunity to throw a few disses at her exes. "Before you I only dated self-indulgent takers," she sings, " who took all of their problems out on me." The song ends with Swift collapsing into a fit of giggles. The Pennsylvania native told Rolling Stone how Red showcases the wide range of emotions she has experienced in recent years. "I went through a few roller coasters," she said. "Trying to chronicle each step of the way was challenging, because you go to some really dark places with the lyrics. Then in the next track, you're talking about how amazing it is to meet somebody new."


    Swift told MTV News how she transforms her emotions into songs. "When I'm writing a song, I'm so in that zone that it's really sort of a trance I go into," she explained, "and I'm just kind of thinking about what I would say to this person that I'm writing the song about if I could just say whatever I wanted to them right now; that's kind of where I go in my head. And then the next thing is, I edit the song for a couple of days in my head and make sure that every line is as tight as I want it to be."
    musicrocks13on November 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a really cute song, and I love *love* love Taylor, but does anyone else think there are red flags here? First of all, throwing something at somebody out of anger in a relationship is never okay. It's abuse.

    Secondly, I don't think I'd want a guy who thinks it's funny when I'm mad. When I'm mad, it's because I've got something to say and he should be listening. (I'm not always right, but it's respectful to listen.)

    Anyways, I bet she's exaggerating to show how sweet the guy is and how in love they are, which is why I love the song so much :)
    Avacynon January 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA perfect example of when "let's stay friends" will work. When the romantic relationship is over, because there is only friendship.
    violonist13on January 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. To me it's about being in a long term relationship and keeping the spark through in-jokes and quirk. where to people have been together so long it's just as much about being each others best friends as it is about sexual attraction. It's also one of the few "long hall" love songs I know that is peppy and fun to dance to.
    Lamnadon November 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love this song so much. it reminds me so much of me and my boyfriend.

    I just love the way she talks about long term relationships in this, with the simplest of words, she describes just how perfectly wonderful and annoying it can be.

    i especially love a couple bits:
    -"I was expecting some dramatic turn away
    But you stayed"
    I love how she gets this fit of rage, which i understand completely because i push people away a lot too, and just like it always is with me, she gets this horrible feeling where she finally thinks: its over, after all this time its over because of me, im so horrible, what is wrong with me?! and she expects it to be over, for him to leave, and for her to feel awful. but no, he stays. :)
    -"And said okay, let's talk
    And I said
    Stay, stay, stay"
    I love this, cause she thinks some horrible talk is gonna happen, and it's gonna be all serious and awkward and sad, but then like the wonderful person he is, he just makes her laugh. :)
    -"You took the time to memorize me, my fears, my hopes and dreams,"
    He knows her completely, knows to make her laugh when she's sad or mad, thinks she's adorable when she's mad, knows just what to say to make everything okay, so he should just stay. :)
    -"Stay and I'll be loving you for quite some time
    No one else is gonna love me when I get mad, mad, mad
    So I think that it's best if we both stay, stay, stay
    Stay, stay, stay"
    You're perfect for me, i love you, and i think we really should just stay. :)
    -"I love you, because you have given me no choice but to Stay"
    i love you so much because i just cant imagine leaving you. when i try to push you away like i do with loads of others, you give me know choice but to stay.
    -"Before you, I'd only dated self indulgent takers who took all of their problem out on me
    But you carry my groceries and now I'm always laughing"
    this is my favorite, because its the truest to me and my bf, he's brightened up my life in such a way i cant even begin to thank him for. :)

    Love this song and all the things in it that make me smile. :)
    Musicison November 24, 2013   Link

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