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"Stay with Me" is a song by English singer-songwriter Sam Smith from their debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour. In an interview, they shared that it took 30-40 minutes to write the song.[1] To NME, they explained the lyrical meaning: "It's about the moment in the morning after a one-night stand, where the person you are with leaves your house, and you are left by yourself, and it's just a second, where you are just like, 'I wish, I wish.' You don't even love them, you don't really fancy them that much—it's just nice to have someone in the bed next to you".[2]

Drew Ramos covered the song for his audition on ABC's Boy Band. The architects of the show also had contestants Chance Perez and Jon Klaasen do a duet of the song, to test their teamwork.

Performances

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Guess it's true, I'm not good at a one-night stand
But I still need love 'cause I'm just a man
These nights never seem to go to plan
I don't want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

[Chorus]
Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love, it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me

[Verse 2]
Why am I so emotional?
No, it's not a good look, gain some self-control
And deep down I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn't hurt

[Chorus]
Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love, it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me

[Interlude]
Oooh, oooh
Oooh, oooh

[Chorus]
Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love, it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me

[Chorus]
Oh, won't you stay with me?
'Cause you're all I need
This ain't love, it's clear to see
But darling, stay with me

References

  1. Christ, Shawn. "Sam Smith Talks About Creating 'Stay With Me'". Music Times. September 8, 2014.
  2. Sullivan, Corinne. "Sam Smith Reveals the Powerful Story Behind the 'Stay With Me' Lyrics". May 22, 2021.
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Host/Architects
Emma Bunton · Nick Carter · Rita Ora · Timbaland
Contestants
Alan Ayala · Andrew Bloom · Andrew Butcher · Brady Tutton · Cam Jackson · Cameron Armstrong · Chance Perez · Devin Hayes · Drew Ramos · Dorian Tyler · Dylan Rey · Gavin Becker · Gianni Cardinale · JHype · Jaden Gray · Jon Klaasen · Jaden Gray · Jon Klaasen · Jordan Grizzle · Lukas James · Marcus Pendleton · Matthew Dean · Michael Conor · Mikey Jimenez · Miles Wesley · Nate Wyatt · Paul Toweh · Santino Cardinale · Sergio Calderon · Stone Martin · Timmy Thames · Zack Taylor
Performances
"Stand by Me" · "A Little More" · "Somebody to Love" · "Stay with Me" · "On Bended Knee" · "That's What I Like" · "Stay" · "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" · "Despacito" · "Rolling in the Deep" · "Don't Let Me Down" · "Uptown Girl" · "Livin' on a Prayer" · "True Colors" · "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" · "Earned It" · "How Far I'll Go" · "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" · "See You Again" · "Since U Been Gone" · "Without You" · "Jealous" · "Titanium" · "Fighter" · "The Edge of Glory" · "Shape of You" · "I'm Not the Only One" · "Pillowtalk" · "Can't Hold Us" · "Man in the Mirror"
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