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I've been sitting here staring at the clock on the wall
And I've been laying here praying, praying she won't call
It's just another call from home
And you'll get it and be gone
And I'll be crying

And I'll be begging you, baby
Beg you not to leave
But I'll be left here waiting
With my Heart on my sleeve
Oh, for the next time we'll be here
Seems like a million years
And I think I'm dying

What do I have to do to make you see
She can't love you like me

Why don't you stay
I'm down on my knees
I'm so tired of being lonely
Don't I give you what you need
When she calls you to go
There is one thing you should know
We don't have to live this way
Baby, why don't you stay

You keep telling me, baby
There will come a time
When you will leave her arms
And forever be in mine
But I don't think that's the truth
And I don't like being used and I'm tired of waiting
It's too much pain to have to bare
To love a man you have to share

Why don't you stay
I'm down on my knees
I'm so tired of being lonely
Don't I give you what you need
When she calls you to go
There is one thing you should know
We don't have to live this way
Baby, why don't you stay

I can't take it any longer
But my will is getting stronger
And I think I know just what I have to do
I know just what I have to do
I can't waste another minute
After all that I've put in it
I've given you my best
Why does she get the best of you
So next time you find you wanna leave her bed for mine

Why don't you stay
I'm up off my knees
I'm so tired of being lonely
You can't give me what I need
When she begs you not to go
There is one thing you should know
I don't have to live this way
Baby, why don't you stay, yeah

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  • m
    muvinon2betterthingsAug 3, 2009 at 6:18 am
    When she says that she's prayin that she won't call cause it's just another call from home and he'll get it and be gone, tells me she is the other woman and finally gets the courage to stand up for herself in the end because she realized she deserves better than a man that won't leave his wife. Though I related this to my life when I was the wife being cheated on. Found my husband was living with another woman when we were seperated, telling me he was living with "Tom". We were still trying to work things out, seeing each other. When I found out he was living with her, I told him to listen to this song. That's how I ended it with him and filed for divorce that same day.
  • Maroon5_fan_77
    Maroon5_fan_77Jul 29, 2008 at 4:20 am
    To me this song means this: Come back to me, leave the other girl. I thought that you loved me, so why don't you stay with me. Just stay with me.

    Personally I'm against adultery (sleeping with someone who is married or vice versa).

    I like the raw emotion, but the lyrics are aren't that great.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    Well, seriously, like dr. Phil and every expert on the planet will tell you, if he cheats with you, he'll cheat on you. In my situation, the mistress thought she was his special side thing. What she didn't know (or care about), was that she was one of 5. I didn't findout about the others until years later if you're going to indulge a cheater, you deserve every ounce of anguish coming your way.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    The narrator of the song is a married man's mistress. She loves him and she wants him to herself and is pushing for him to leave his wife. When he won't do that and he keeps going back and forth between the two women, because that is what he is accustomed to doing and has no real reason in his mind to change it, she is getting frustrated with the whole thing. During the time that he is with his wife and she is alone, she takes the time to realize that she does not have to be the "other woman" anymore and she can find a better situation for herself. She then at the end of the song, she tells him to stay with his wife. She took the attitude that if he could not make up his mind as to which one to be with, she was going to do it for him.
  • m
    mexicana101Aug 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    this makes me think of my ex, we went out and he cheated on me and i wanted him to myself, but he always told me he would come and just be with me. but he lied. we ended up breaking up and i told him i dont need him and to just stay with his stupid other skxnk...she dumped him next. =D

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