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Come And Stay With Me
Marianne Faithfull Lyrics


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I'll send away all my false pride
And I'll forsake all of my life
Yes I'll be as true as true can be
If you'll come and stay with me.

Lovers of the past I'll leave behind
There'll never be another on my mind
I'll do all I can so you'll feel free
If you come and stay with me

The promises I made most faithfully
I'll keep them still should you decide to leave
I'll try and see that you have all you need
If you'll come and stay with me

We'll live a life no one has ever known
But I know you're thinking that I'm hardly grown
I'll do all I can so you'll feel free
If you'll come and stay with me.

But oh thank God at last and finally
I could see you're gonna stay with me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Marianne Faithfull's "Come And Stay With Me" depict a narrator who is willing to shed her pretenses and let go of her past to fully embrace a new love. She promises to be true and faithful, leaving her old lovers behind and doing whatever it takes to make her new partner feel free and happy. Despite her fears of being judged or seen as immature, she is determined to create a life of love and joy with her beloved - a life that no one else has ever experienced before. In the end, when she realizes that her partner has decided to stay with her, she is relieved and grateful.


The song can be read as a declaration of love, a call to let go of past mistakes and regrets, and an embrace of vulnerability in the face of new possibilities. The singer's willingness to be true, faithful and selfless in her love speaks to the transformative power of love in people's lives.


Line by Line Meaning

I'll send away all my false pride
I will let go of my vanity and ego.


And I'll forsake all of my life
I will give up everything in my life, for you.


Yes I'll be as true as true can be
I'll always be honest and truthful even to myself.


If you'll come and stay with me.
If only you would be with me, it'll be worth it.


Lovers of the past I'll leave behind
I'm willing to let go of the past and move on with you.


There'll never be another on my mind
You will be the only one I think of.


I'll do all I can so you'll feel free
I will support you and make you feel unbound.


If you come and stay with me
If only you would stay with me.


The promises I made most faithfully
I will keep my word to you with utmost sincerity.


I'll keep them still should you decide to leave
Even if you leave, I will still keep my promises to you.


I'll try and see that you have all you need
I will make sure you have all that you require.


If you'll come and stay with me
If only you would make the choice to be with me.


We'll live a life no one has ever known
Together, we can make a life that's unique and ours alone.


But I know you're thinking that I'm hardly grown
Perhaps, you underestimate me.


I'll do all I can so you'll feel free
I will give you the space and support to be independent.


If you'll come and stay with me.
But only if you'll make that choice to be with me.


But oh thank God at last and finally
Finally, we can be together and my gratitude knows no bounds.


I could see you're gonna stay with me
I see that you've chosen to stay and it brings me joy.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JACKIE DE SHANNON

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