"Stay" as written by and Tanya Donelly....
Stay oh oh oh oh stay.
Stay oh oh oh oh stay.
Soloman dives for that big dusky pearl.
Soloman sighs he knows he's older than me.
Sleeps with the fishes soon.
Stay (stay) oh oh oh oh stay.
Stay (stay) oh oh oh oh stay.
Soloman crawls on the belly of God.
Soloman falls on his face in love with me.
He grows as oldas the sea deep where the fishes are.
Stay oh oh oh oh stay.
Stay oh oh oh oh stay.
stay oh oh oh oh stay.
Stay oh oh oh oh stay.
He lives in the yard.
He keeps himself hard.
He keeps himself homeless and heartless and hard.
He sleeps under stairs
Along with the heirs of nothing,
And nothing means no one who cares.
But I love him dear,
And I love him dear,
And I've loved him hundreds of thousands of years.
Stay.
Stay oh oh oh oh stay.
(Stay with me).
Stay oh oh oh oh stay.
(Stay with me).
It's not time for me to go.
It's not time for me to go.
It's not time for me to go.
Stay.


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Stay" as written by Tanya Donelly

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    General CommentI always figured Solomon was an old dog...
    nettieyetion February 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBegging someone to stay maybe...
    whiskeyclonehotelon September 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's

    But I love him dear,
    And I love him near,
    And I've loved him hundreds of thousands of years.
    starbrightgirrlon November 11, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me it sounds like it's about an old couple who have been together for most of their lives, so long it feels like "hundreds of thousands of years." Solomon, the man, is reaching the end of his life, and the singer is pleading him not to leave her just yet.
    cosmiclove96on September 01, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI have thought long about this. Tanya and her lover have been together through numerous reincarnations over hundreds of thousands of years. The current incarnations are her, and her cat, Solomon. This creates tensions of course. Also, Solomon is old now, and will die soon. She doesn't want him to, because when he does she will have to wait until she dies, and then may even have to find him again.
    josheroonion June 26, 2015   Link

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