A cold and frosty morning there's not a lot to say
About the things caught in my mind
And as the day was dawning my plane flew away
With all the things caught in my mind
And I want to be there when you're
Coming down
And I want to be there when you hit the ground

So don't go away, say what you say
Say that you'll stay
Forever and a day in the time of my life
'Cause I need more time, yes, I need more time
Just to make things right

Damn my situation and the games I have to play
With all the things caught in my mind
Damn my education I can't find the words to say
With all the things caught in my mind
And I want to be there when you're
Coming down
And I want to be there when you hit the ground

So don't go away, say what you say
Say that you'll stay
Forever and a day in the time of my life
'Cause I need more time, yes, I need more time
Just to make things right

Me and you, what's going on?
All we seem to know is how to show
The feelings that are wrong

So don't go away, say what you say
Say that you'll stay
Forever and a day in the time of my life
'Cause I need more time, yes, I need more time
Just to make things right

And don't go away, say what you say
Say that you'll stay
Forever and a day in the time of my life
'Cause I need more time, yes, I need more time
Just to make things right
Yes, I need more time
Just to make things right
Yes, I need more time
Just to make things right
So don't go away


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Don't Go Away Lyrics as written by Noel Gallagher

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    If anyone misconstrues this as a love song (as I've heard before) they are INSANE... This is (in my opinion) a plea for a woman he's in love with to stay with him. He's admitting that things are crazy right now and that she has every reason to leave... But all he needs is time to fix things to make the relationship work again.

    maxpower114on February 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    The best version of this song is when Noel sings and plays it acoustic.. completely blows away the album version.. This is the song that got me back into Oasis.

    infidelon April 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    definitely best oasis song ever. you're right infidel, the best version is the acoustic with noel singing

    pumpkingirlon April 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    The song is amazing, the second verse is best cos it reminds me of me. noel does give it more feeling and meaning, so no noels best singing it.

    Boon April 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Wow that's weird that infidel says that. Oasis is a band that I used to like a whole lot, then I got suddenly annoyed by Noel's constant whining and other things. Don't Go Away, especially the acoustic has the potential to make me cry and without shame. I love this song, and I'm really glad that Oasis made it. Goes in my top 10 greats of all time. For the record, the acoustic one is the best...rock on fellows.

    -David

    o0MyCatharsis0oon May 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    I have to say, while Noel's version is really great, the album version is so much more emotional for me. Liam's great vocals get to me every time. What a voice he has got.

    fortuneon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    I have to say, while Noel's version is really great, the album version is so much more emotional for me. Liam's great vocals get to me every time. What a voice he has got.

    fortuneon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song mixes lyrics and music into a powerful emotional soup. this is one of those songs that can sometimes bring tears to my eyes (or at least it used to, back when I was a total sap). it's about someone wanting to rectify all of the problems in a relationship. the relationship isn't really healthy, but it seems to be an integral part of the narrator's life.

    catherinekson June 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song is the perfect translation of that empty feeling you get when you are clinging on to the one you love most, but all the while knowing they are gone and you'll never have them back... it feels like he is trying to savor the moment, or just hold on to what is now. he doesn't want change to come or to throw things apart. he hates the hand of cards that life delt his relationship, and he is pleaing for a redeal. don't go away.

    dnilb eye drihton June 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    Experiencing the possibility of closure of someone you feel so close to and don't quite understand why the relationship is unfulfilled...taking the pain, persevering and knowing that more time will make it better. Unconditional love in one of its finest moments.

    gradxon February 10, 2011   Link

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