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Song Released: 2011


Stay Lyrics

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air and said show me something
He said, if you dare come a little closer

Round and around and around and around we go
Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell...

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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2013 3:25pm report


    I think it is about two people that are completely in love, but are dealing with their own personal battles.
    He is the one that is "broken" (maybe mental illness), but she was in a place in life that she needed to be saved from emotionally.
    He is the only one that she feels can help her fill this emptiness she has been living with. He says its not much of a life she's living, and that she never sees the light. Life isn't something you take, it is given. Live it, don't just let it pass you by. He wants her to get out and live and stop being depressed. She needs help being there for him, it is dragging her down, but she loves him and wants to help him get through it.
    Round and around and around they go... meaning they keep dealing with this same battle over and over and over again trying to help each other, and it doesn't seem to be getting better. All they know, is they need the other and can't get through it alone, but it's a huge struggle trying to keep helping the other and pulling each other up.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 5th, 10:23am report


    ** All along it was a fever
    A cold sweat hot-headed believer **

    It's about two friends who have tried to ignore the chemistry between them because they can't really be together (he's in another relationship).

    ** I threw my hands in the air, said show me something
    He said, if you dare come a little closer**

    Finally, she gives in and says, "okay, what is this?" He responds by basically telling her he wants to risk it and pursue a physical relationship.

    ** Round and around and around and around we go
    Oohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

    They have this forbidden relationship, and she's wondering if it's made him see her differently.

    ** Not really sure how to feel about it
    Something in the way you move
    Makes me feel like I can't live without you
    It takes me all the way
    I want you to stay **

    She tells him that she's not sure that it's just a physical attraction anymore. She's in love with him and wants more.

    ** It's not much of a life you're living
    It's not just something you take, it's given **

    He tells her that she's not open to emotional relationships and that's the only reason she feels like this about him, because he's the only one she's let get close to her.

    ** Round and around and around and around we go
    Oohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know **

    He's saying that what they have is just physical, not romantic. He wants her to understand that.

    ** Not really sure how to feel about it
    Something in the way you move
    Makes me feel like I can't live without you
    It takes me all the way
    I want you to stay **

    He's torn between knowing that he should let her go because he's not willing to give her more and wanting to continue the intense physical relationship they have.

    ** Oohh the reason I hold on
    Oohh cause I need this hole gone
    Funny you're the broken one but I'm the only one who needed saving
    Cause when you never see the light it's hard to know which one of us is caving

    She's hurt by his response. She tells him that the reason she's stayed with him is because of the emotions, not the sex, and that he's got a lot of nerve telling her how to love someone when their relationship is proof that he's the one that can't really love his significant other (hence, he's "broken"). She's calling him a hypocrite.

    ** Not really sure how to feel about it
    Something in the way you move
    Makes me feel like I can't live without you
    It takes me all the way
    I want you to stay... Stay...
    I want you to stay, Ooooohh **

    She's saying that she doesn't know what to think about their relationship now, but ultimately she loves him and will take whatever he's willing to give her.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 2nd, 7:10pm report


    she is the abuser not him;
    he has a family, partner a child and baby due..
    but he also has a bad drug addiction..
    she is a drug dealer

    she knowingly sets out to take what she wished
    she had -something real-
    so she fed him full of gear so he'd stay.
    he always went back to his princess.. he loved her
    it was real.
    she tries to get him so dependant he cant leave then starta punishing him by withholding the drugs so he is baxk begging to come in...

    in the end he loses his princess...
    and he murders the junkie danker..



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    anonymous
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    Mar 17th, 2014 3:36pm report


    I wrote the song compose the rythem back in the late 80s or early 90s the song is a jack warning stamp for me so don't go running back into Avril Lavingne where I was making music vids got suspicious tell me what are you really? She avoids the issue around and around we go tell me now, tell me now, tell me mow she answers somthing in Italian and says now you know. Not really sure how I feel about she looks female but she is really a spider wearing a fart bag disguise unbalancing. She moves like a spider to open a closet door. Somthing about the way you move I notice. She says with door open I want you to stay. I then get tazered or bug traumatize inprison in the closet for 3 days with a elect wire. I out eveeyone gone except for 1 guy on the set and her piano still there not a piano player I find a couple keys that will work I write the song hand over on the condition you use a dirty niger in a bath tub me knowing no matter how much soap she use shell never get the dirt off. Same with Avril like all other sub invasive species rely on memory loss. To me the comparrison is warning I don't forgive her the dirt is so deep and not a misunderstanding of mine Av Real by the way my name is Paul Gibson wrote the hit. For 150 but inflicted like a rolling stone a complete unkown. Have a nice day!



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    anonymous
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    Mar 12th, 2014 3:05pm report


    I think its abt 2people who luv each oda bt due 2sme reasons are on d verge of breaking up but no mata wat dy luv each oda nd each of them i.e d boy nd girl are arguin their partner 2stay and not leave.D boy representd by mikky eko and d girl by rihanna



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    anonymous
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    Mar 3rd, 2014 3:05pm report


    Illuminati all over it...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Oct 7th, 2013 10:17pm report


    I think she's trying to talk about two people who are simply trying to help each other survive through mutual affection. It's as simple as that, no matter if it's about her personally or not.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 28th, 2013 8:40pm report


    This song is an illuminati dedication. When Rhianna says "round and around we go," she is speaking of dancing with the devil. Also when she say "I want you to stay," she is also talking to the devil thanking him for being "blessed" with fortune and fame. Most of all songs that are being released today are being are authored people who have dedicated their lives,souls,and careers to the exhaltation of satanic entities. Kanye West's song "New Slave",was an attempt to send a message and to break free from the entities that Jay Z exalts and gives so much thanks to in his song "Holy Grail". Wake up people, these songs have special dedications as well as hidden meanings. Lots of songs using the word "she" doesn't exactly refer to a girl or woman. Note: The music industry and the "machine" its being ran by has often been refered to and/or addressed as "she" in many instances. Wake Up!!



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    anonymous
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    Aug 19th, 2013 8:22am report


    It's about going through rehab.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 1st, 2013 7:10am report


    Rihanna did not write the song...has nothing to do with her and Chris Brown. She may be able to integrate that past relationship into the lyrics but Mikky Ekko wrote them about his personal struggle.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 27th, 2013 6:31am report


    I think it means stay no matter what happens



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    anonymous
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    Jun 7th, 2013 6:56pm report


    I think this song is story of two people that do not get a chance to be themselves in a relationship apart from their own - possibly sharing the truest type of friendship that has never crossed any lines. Both of them struggling everyday to try and understand each others situation. Possibly she is in an abusive relationship feeling like the weaker vessel and has another him that helps keep her strong and stand by her decision to stay in this type of relationship but yet daring her to chose another he is also in another relationship they are both tired of going round and round they finally cross the line giving each other the pleasure of sharing a temporary quick fix of love until the next time rolls around, explaining how he is broken and she needs the saving. Awesome song!!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 4th, 2013 6:20pm report


    sorry for my bad english (part 2)

    LIke you said ,"hole" because their previous relationship with rihanna



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    anonymous
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    Jun 4th, 2013 6:15pm report


    sorry for my Bad english
    Nothing philisophical behind this at first see, will explain the second interpreation after.

    The song first part deal with this famous night when chris brown beated rihanna :

    All along was a fever,
    because they were arguing since Chris brown had probably been unfaithful. A girl had sent him a mail on his phone and she wanted to see it "I through my hand in the air i said show me something !"

    He didnt want to show and he went upsed he said "If you dare come a little closer" to beat her

    "Not really sure how to feel about it " She and he doenst know how to feel about this night... and something in the way you move etc... mean they love each other etc.


    "Ohhh" mean cry or something like that

    "Funny you're the broken one but i'm the only one who needed saving"
    because chris said his error was to beat her she forgave him but she was the one who needed someone to help her.

    cause when you never see the light ... mean problem within the couple and, also the light she couldn't see when beaten up (not sure of this)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 26th, 2013 4:04pm report


    She is talking about the relationship from start to finish...from the perspective of the abuse cycle ... And as a co-dependent. Of course with Chris brown! Obvious! Most cycles of abuse start with a fever, a crazy passion that fizzes out and they are left wanting that and stay hoping to find that "fever" again. Many codependents need saving which is why they stay in bad relationships and it sounds like she understands all of this and honestly I have respect for her because she had to work through a lot to get to the point of singing this song. Hopefully they r in therapy together?



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2013 4:07pm report


    This song may have so many meanings to everyone I respect your thoughts and in many of them they contradict with my perspective. In my point of view this song relates to any kind of situation that anyone's going through that person seems to be stuck in one deep hole there's no way to get out although to find the easiest fastest solution to get them out although life isn't as easy as it gets. Everyone has to reanalize situations like these and look around them view at those who care and does who don't at the end we all make mistakes, but in the beggining there's always a correction.

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