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Sugarland – Stay lyrics

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
    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.
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  • l
    To me this song means- a woman and a man are soul mates and having an affair but he's married and won't leave his wife even though they are meant to be together. Then she tells him to stay with his wife even since him always gong back to her and it gets too hard. I think the moral is be careful who you fall in love with and love is hard and painful. Although they are not together and are not even having an affair it reminds me of Elliot and Olivia on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit because although they have never admitted their love and Elliot is married that is what their relationship is like- for me anyway.
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  • b
    I think of something totally different. My husband, who I have been married to for 4 years, has a mistress. We were high school lovers, everyone thought we would marry. We were always together, from the time we were barely 15 years old until the middle of our high school senior year. He always had this problem even back then, and now we are 48 years old. I knew better when I was a naive kid, and I walked away from him. He has the same mistress - it is his addiction to drugs and drinking. Twenty-five years later, I wanted to recapture that dream. I forgot to factor in the mistress and how I felt then and now. It has been hell and heaven rolled into these four years.
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  • u
    She is telling him to stay cause she really loves him and she dose not want home to go but He wants to go he tells her that there will come a time he will leave her arm and forever be in mine she says but she dosenot think thats the truth and she dose not like being used and she is there of waiting
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  • u
    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.
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