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Stay
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Stay

Rihanna
Album:
Unapologetic

Song Meaning and Background of Stay by Rihanna ft Mikky Ekko


The lyrics of the song discuss giving in to temptation and the power of real love.


Ekko wasn't a fan of the song when it was first written because of its vulnerability, but his fellow musicians persuaded him to give it another listen. He acknowledged that the song held great significance for him after giving it another listen, saying, "The track had become so special to me as well, and knowing what the track means to me and what I think it means to her too."


When Ekko saw Rihanna in Los Angeles shortly after her management took over the song, she told him she had already performed the vocals, to which he responded favourably.


It peaked at number one in Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Israel after being released as a single. It also made it into the top five in twenty-four countries throughout the globe, including Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at number three.


Lyrics of Stay by Rihanna ft Mikky Ekko


All along it was a fever

A cold-sweat hot-headed believer

I threw my hands in the air, said, "Show me something."

He said, "If you dare, come a little closer."

 

Round and around and around and around we go

Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know

 

Not really sure how to feel about it

Something in the way you move

Makes me feel like I can't live without you

And it takes me all the way

I want you to stay

 

It's not much of a life you're living

It's not just something you take, it's given

 

Round and around and around and around we go

Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know

 

Not really sure how to feel about it

Something in the way you move

Makes me feel like I can't live without you

And it takes me all the way

And I want you to stay

 

Ooh, ooh, ooh, the reason I hold on

Ooh, ooh, ooh, '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

 

Not really sure how to feel about it

Something in the way you move

 

Makes me feel like I can't live without you

And it takes me all the way

 

I want you to stay, stay

I want you to stay, ooh

Release Date

2012

Songwriter/s

Mikky Ekko, Justin Parker, Elof Loelv

Producer/s

Mikky Ekko, Elof Loelv, Justin Parker, Kuk Harrell

Label/s

Def Jam, SRP, Roc Nation

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