"If You Want Me to Stay (Sly and the Family Stone cover)" as written by and Sylvester Stewart....
If you want me to stay I'll be around today
To be available for you to see
I'm about to go there then you'll know
For me to stay here I've got to be me

You'll never be in doubt that's what it's all about
You can't take me for granted and smile
Count the days I'm gone
Forget reachin' me by phone
'Cause I promise I'll be gone for a while

And when you see me again I hope that you have been
The kind of person that you really are now
You got to get it straight
How could I ever be late
When you're my woman taking up my time

Oh how could I ever allow
I guess I wonder how
I could get out a pocket for fun
When you know that you're never number two
Number one's gonna be number one

I'll be good I wish I could get this message over to you now

When you see me again I hope that you have been
The kind of person that you really are now
I'll be so good I wish I could

Get this message over to you now
Get this message over to you now
I'll be so good I wish I could


Lyrics submitted by PrismPuck, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"If You Want Me to Stay" as written by Sylvester Stewart

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    General Commenti absolutely love the way anthony sings this. hes jus so funky and fabulous.
    redhedrockeron April 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis definitely a great song. I think it is about a guy who feels that he's not appreciated. He is leaving his woman for a while
    wiseoneon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah its a great song, but anthony didn't write it.
    poton June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, pot's right. I think it was done originally by Sly and the Family Stone, or maybe it was some other funk band from the 70's
    Brunoblueon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, sly it was. good song to relax with
    suckmykisson July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdid i mentoin i love this song? i cant stop listening to it...anthonys voice is awesome!
    redhedrockeron April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a guy leaving his number one girlfriend and going to see his other girl for a while til number one really gets the message that shes the one. Oh and sly and the family stone did this but the chili peppers always have a way of making a song their own.
    Bldsgrsxmgon June 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, awesome trumpet, awesomw bassline and awesome lyrics. i think this song is about a man who leaves his girl giving her the advice that he'll be probably be back to her. i didn't know that anthony didn't write it!
    LPS-pepperson April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthey did a great job on this song..it's such a great cover this song is nice..makes me happy
    venicequeeenon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmakes me dance slooooooooowly, gr8 cover, his voice rox
    ANTWANmyMANon August 04, 2005   Link

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