What does Stay mean?

Post Malone: Stay Meaning

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Song Released: 2018

Stay Lyrics

It's true
That all that you know is all that you are
You said that it's all that you want and more
Fuck off and pour another drink
And tell me what you think
You know that I'm too drunk to talk right now
You put your cigarette out on my...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 13th 2020 !⃝

    I think this song can also be viewed in a more poetic way than a literal failing relationship. It may be about life, and wondering if the efforts we put in life and relationships are worth it since it all ends anyway. I think it highlights that we all take life for granted, often forgetting that we will all one day die. Saying that I'm here but don't count on me to stay, may indicate that he is warning her not to expect forever. Also saying, "don't break your back for me, il put you out of your misery" could mean, let's not fight too much, il be gone soon. We all just want to know that it's going to be ok/worth it (tell me that it's all ok, I've been waitn on this all damn day). "all dam day" could signify waitn his whole life for this answer. There may be suicidal notions or just a realization of the fragility of life.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 2nd 2018 !⃝

    It is a conversation. Think of the song from this perspective, and you will see that he is trying to open up to her. But she just wants him to fuck off and pour another drink. She is to drunk to talk. Meanwhile he is sitting in greif seeing the relationship falling apart. He wants her to tell him that it is all okay. He has been waiting all damn day for her to say it. But she won’t. It is not mutual. She’s about the fun and the second hand fame she would get from being with him. To him, it is nothing, and he doesn’t want to believe it. To her, it is all about greed.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 17th 2018 !⃝

    Not just for fallen relationships but friendships too.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2023 !⃝

    I think this song is written about his addicted mother and him as a child. He still loves her but she hurts him

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 15th 2022 !⃝

    this song sometimes makes me wanna feel like i need affection from someone because it's so sad. it's the lyrics/tone that feel so emotional to me:( but i like it:)

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 10th 2020 !⃝

    All I know is this song makes me want to pull him to my chest and stroke his head and tell him he’s gonna be ok. I’m 63- I’m talking like a Mom. I doubt he’s this sad, but this song gets me. I have been there.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2020 !⃝

    June 2020 @ 18.59 by SLD9. It could also be him talking to himself about his life. Lots of interpretations but I just thought it would be good to put the one about b it being about life and death rather (do we only play to lose?) than it just being about a relationship.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2020 !⃝

    “Maybe were used to this“, i feel like hes been in this situation were he’s already used to aq toxic relationship. He loves her but he knows he wont make it far with her which hurts him. He wants her to tell him that its all okay but he obviously doesn’t want to stay in that relationship anymore. There is lack of communication “tell me that its all okay”

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2020 !⃝

    I feel like this song is about a relationship breaking. whether romantic or not. these two people are clearly drifting away but , post wants it to be ok wanting validation from the other half of this relationship, but the other half isn’t treating him ok. and post will always love the other half, but he can’t keep putting himself through this wringer that is this dying, toxic relationship.

  10. anonymous
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    May 20th 2020 !⃝

    I think it's about how he loves her, and wants her to tell him everything is okay, but she is just becoming distant from him. He's looking for reassurance from her because he feels awful, but she's just pushing him away. He still wants to be there for her and he still loves her, but he knows it isn't good for himself to stay.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2020 !⃝

    Everytime I here this something in my brain triggers and makes me feel pretty much depressed and I can't help it

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2019 !⃝

    Stay by Post Malone, lyrics is clear and has a great voice.

    For E.A.V, sorry to hear about your relationship with your gf. I think you have to talk seriously and solve your issues together. Be honest and say what you really feel and know what's really on her mind about you. About your saying you are not enough, tell her that you feel this way. Hope you guys continue to be together.

    Sincerely as well

    - Browsed this site 1/1/19-1/12/19

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2019 !⃝

    This song breaks my heart. Especially cause my gf listens to it and said that it reminds her of us. Yes we've been fighting a lot but I thought things always were okay after. I guess I was wrong. I guess I'm just not enough.

    Sincerely, E.A.V

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2018 !⃝

    No one should be broken over someone who obviously wasn’t worth it, I think he deserves better, yes it’ll take time, but once you get it you won’t regret it, yes it’ll be awhile and he’ll have many other girls before that one special person, but it’s just the way it works, I understand that no one wants to be alone, relatable, but he’ll reach where he wants. I wish the best for him and I hope he keeps his career in his good hands. I hardly doubt that post would read this but I’m sure someone will, but if he does read it, I wish the best for you, don’t let your career slip away from you. Don’t give up! It’ll take time I promise but don’t waste time on girls like that. Keep your head up high but not too high, don’t worry about the past nor future, don’t think negativity, just positivity, your fans love you, hell I listen to your music EVERYDAY after I’m done with school, I feel like your music reaches out to me, without you I don’t know what I’ll do, your music puts me in my calm mood, when I’m upset or depressed I’ll listen to this song, cry, get the teas all out and rest, yes your music is an inspiration to me, I’m drawing something that involves music because of you.! I sing all day, but just your music.! This is a lot of writing but I think it’s worth it! At least I’ll get something off my mind, correct? Haha.. remember, just don’t think too hard about the future, past, relationships that have failed. Just keep your chin up and you’ll be fine, I promise!

    - Sophia Alejandre
    Kyle Tx

  15. anonymous
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    Aug 4th 2018 !⃝

    i think that this song is about a relationship between post and a woman, which is falling apart but i think that post is still in love with her. he just doesn’t know if he should stay because although he is in love with this girl, he is not in a healthy relationship. he just wants to stay, but he fears that he just can’t.

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 12th 2018 !⃝

    It’s more than just a song about the relationship falling apart it’s the struggle between both him and her bumping heads he’s breaking and she’s faking she lies to him telling him he’s all that she wants and more but she don’t see them together but they still love each other he wanna know it’s okay but she won’t but she want to holding her self back from him giving him no hope they’ll get back together “chase the pain with an excuse “
    Witch makes them play to loose evertime they talk because they both have two beliefs which causes nothing to be fixed

  17. anonymous
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    May 29th 2018 !⃝

    I feel like stay is about a relationship that is breaking apart and where they always fight or argue and there is lack of communication "everybodys blind when the views amazin' "

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