"Stay With Me" as written by Nolan Neal, Michael Smith, Dave Flint and Jess Brown....
Guess it's true, I'm not good at a one-night stand
But I still need love cause I'm just a man
These nights never seem to go to plan
I don't want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me

Why am I so emotional?
No it's not a good look, gain some self control
And deep down I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn't hurt

Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me

Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me

Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me


Lyrics submitted by Abbie96, edited by jessica111

"Stay With Me" as written by William Edward Phillips James John Napier

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  • +7
    My InterpretationI think it's very explicit. He's in love with somebody, but unfortunelly, that person doesn't love him back. He's in pain but he rather have that person close to him, even if it's a lie, than be apart. God, I love this song.
    adrianosaon July 17, 2014   Link
  • +6
    General CommentBeautiful song,before I interpret I'd just like to say that this is a wonderful song no matter the meaning. I think this song is about needing someone,and not really caring who that someone is. It's about being so fragile and broken that you feel like you'll fall apart and then someone offers you companionship. I think the woman or man was simply looking for a good screw, not knowing the agony inside him."Deep down I know this never works, but you can lay with me so it doesn't hurt."
    nagafighteron August 16, 2014   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think this song is bittersweet and he's writing about the emotional connection that you get after being intimate with someone.

    She's told him it was just a one night thing...maybe for her it was to just get over an Ex or whatever but after being with her, he realizes that he has feelings for her which are sadly not reciprocated.
    TeamEscociaon May 29, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI personally believe this song is about when you develop feelings for someone you are sleeping with ... You know they don't feel the same way as you do but you're willing to be okay with that because being with them helps you deal with the loneliness that you feel ... You know that nothing is ever going to happen between both of you.... But they ease you pain and that's all that matters to you
    NinjaKitty818on May 27, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHere's my take on this song and I think some people may have been through the same situation. What started out as innocence between two people friendship or otherwise when one of them eventually fell in love with the other person. But the other person is mostly likely married from my take on "and deep down I know this will never work." But because he loved her so much that he is willing to settle for the few stolen moments he has with her.
    yingyangon January 11, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is easily interpreted. Basically Sam loves a girl who doesn't love him back, but he wants her to 'stay with him' rather than leave him even tho he knows she doesn't really love him.
    kylie11514on March 09, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is personally what I think it's about just from listening to it a few times.

    The guy in this song is just getting out of a relationship that has left him feeling heartbroken and empty. So he goes out and has a one night stand trying to forget his ex.

    But he is in such a fragile state that he finds comfort in having that girl there, even though he knows there's not going to be anything out of the relationship.

    All he wants is someone there to hold him.
    Cbugamzon October 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt's about how he wants more in a relationship than just a one night stand.
    seeingon December 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentloving someone and can not be together.

    so the best thing he can do is stay with her.
    tolenky100on May 26, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy interpretation of this song is about a man who is heartbroken. He has a series of one nightstands trying to look for a similar feeling of what his ex partner made him feel. He knows is out of character for him to have nightstands because he has always been in a relationship . But he feels so lonely that he needs love even if it's for just one night which helps him ease the pain he is feeling from being heartbroken. It's clear to him that these nightstands with these women is not love but still wants them to stay with him after sex even if it's just to lay down with him because that's all he needs to ease his hurt.
    JuanFeron December 02, 2015   Link

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