Stay
Gracie Abrams Lyrics


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You told me something when I left but I don't remember
Maybe 'cause all I could do then was stare at the floor
I held myself 'cause you wouldn't, all wrapped in my sweatshirt
Wonder if you even noticed that that one was yours

And maybe I should've but I never told you, "I'm sorry"
Know that I tried but my words always got in the way
Could you hold me without any talking?
We could try to go back where we started
I don't even have to stay
I don't even have to stay but
If I woke up with you in the morning
I'd forget all the ways that we're broken
I don't care if you've changed
I don't even have to stay

I don't remember the last time I heard from your sister
Didn't expect to but I sorta thought that I would
Wish I could tell you by now that I felt more indifferent
Catch myself thinking about you more than I should

And maybe I should've but I never told you I miss you
I almost said it but don't know if you feel the same

Could you hold me without any talking?
We could try to go back where we started
I don't even have to stay
I don't even have to stay but
If I woke up with you in the morning
I'd forget all the ways that we're broken




I don't care if you've changed
I don't even have to stay

Overall Meaning

Gracie Abrams's song Stay is a bittersweet ballad about the difficult decision to leave a relationship and the lingering feelings that come afterwards. The first verse describes a moment when the singer is leaving and her partner says something to her, but she cannot remember what it was because she was too focused on her own emotions. She wraps herself in her partner's sweatshirt, seeking comfort, but wonders if they even noticed that one of their prized possessions was now in her possession. The singer admits that she should have apologized for something, but her words always got in the way.


The second verse reveals that the singer has not heard from her partner's sister and while she did not expect to, she thought she might have. She wishes she could tell her partner that she feels more indifferent towards them, but she cannot help but think about them more than she should. The singer regrets not telling her partner that she misses them, almost saying it, but not knowing whether they feel the same.


The chorus is a plea to her partner to hold her without talking and try to go back to where they started. The singer admits that she does not need to stay, but if she woke up with her partner in the morning, she would forget all the ways they were broken. She does not care if they have changed because all she wants is to be with them.


Overall, Stay is a sad, but relatable song about the complicated nature of relationships and the aftermath of a breakup. It speaks to the universal human experience of wanting someone back, even if it is not necessarily the best decision.


Line by Line Meaning

You told me something when I left but I don't remember
I cannot recall what you said to me before I left, maybe because I was too lost in thought and unable to pay attention


Maybe 'cause all I could do then was stare at the floor
I was filled with so many emotions that I didn't know how to express, leaving me feeling numb and detached


I held myself 'cause you wouldn't, all wrapped in my sweatshirt
I tried to comfort myself by wrapping your sweatshirt around me because you were not there for me emotionally


Wonder if you even noticed that that one was yours
I wore your sweatshirt in hopes that you would notice, but maybe you didn't and that makes me feel even more alone


And maybe I should've but I never told you, "I'm sorry"
I know I should have apologized but I could never find the right words or courage to say it outright


Know that I tried but my words always got in the way
I attempted to express myself but my thoughts were too jumbled and my words too inadequate to truly convey my feelings


Could you hold me without any talking?
I just want to be held by you, without any spoken words or explanations, just feeling your presence close to me


We could try to go back where we started
Maybe we can try to reset and return to how we first were, free of the complications and heartbreak that've ensued


I don't even have to stay
I don't necessarily have to stick around or continue with a relationship that's causing such pain and confusion


If I woke up with you in the morning
Waking up beside you in the morning would be ideal and may erase the memories of the turmoil that's happened between us


I'd forget all the ways that we're broken
Being with you would distract me from our relationship's flaws and where we've fallen apart


I don't care if you've changed
Despite any changes in you or our dynamic, I still deeply care about you and how we're connected


I don't even have to stay
I don't have to stay for both of our well-beings; sometimes moving on can be the best thing for both of us


I don't remember the last time I heard from your sister
It's been a long time since I've had any contact with your family, including your sister, and it's left me feeling removed and disconnected


Didn't expect to but I sorta thought that I would
Although I didn't anticipate it, I had hoped to connect with your sister at some point, but that has yet to happen


Wish I could tell you by now that I felt more indifferent
I want to let you know that, despite everything that's happened, I still care deeply about you and our relationship


Catch myself thinking about you more than I should
You still occupy much of my thoughts, despite my attempts to move on and forget


And maybe I should've but I never told you I miss you
I miss you deeply, but I haven't found the strength to admit it to you and maybe don't even know if you feel the same way


I almost said it but don't know if you feel the same
I came close to confessing my feelings for you, but was unsure if you reciprocated them, leaving me to wonder and possibly never know




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Gracie Abrams, Sam De Jong

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@skinnydelight2871

This song inspired a poem. I used a few lines from the song, enjoy.

Can you hold me without any talking
We can try to go back where we started
If I wake up with you in the morning
I'll forget the ways we are broken
I try to get back the time that was stolen
But the feelings are too much...it hurts to hold them
So please just stay without any words
I know what needs to be said, but it hurts
The quite bandaids my swollen heart
The heat falsifys being apart
You told me something as I left, but I can't remember
Maybe Cause all I can do is surrender
To a love once filled with love and tender
But a patch can not fix a soul that was once tempered



@Heeba-kh2hs

Lyrics :
You told me something when I left but I don't remember
Maybe 'cause all I could do then was stare at the floor
I held myself 'cause you wouldn't, all wrapped in my sweatshirt
Wonder if you even noticed that that one was yours
And maybe I should've but I never told you, "I'm sorry"
Know that I tried but my words always got in the way
Could you hold me without any talking?
We could try to go back where we started
I don't even have to stay
I don't even have to stay, but
If I woke up with you in the morning
I'd forget all the ways that we're broken
I don't care if you've changed
I don't even have to stay, huh
I don't remember the last time I heard from your sister
Didn't expect to but I sorta thought that I would
Wish I could tell you by now that I felt more indifferent
Catch myself thinking about you more than I should
And maybe I should've but I never told you I miss you
I almost said it but don't know if you feel the same
Could you hold me without any talking?
We could try to go back where we started
I don't even have to stay
I don't even have to stay, but
If I woke up with you in the morning
I'd forget all the ways that we're broken
I don't care if you've changed
I don't even have to stay, huh



@athanasiapierropoulou2672

You told me something when I left but I don't remember
Maybe 'cause all I could do then was stare at the floor
I held myself 'cause you wouldn't, all wrapped in my sweatshirt
Wonder if you even noticed that that one was yours
When maybe I should've but I never told you "I'm sorry"
Know that I tried but my words always got in the way
Could you hold me without any talking?
We could try to go back where we started
I don't even have to stay
I don't even have to stay but
If I woke up with you in the morning
I'd forget all the ways that we're broken
I don't care if you've changed
I don't even have to stay
I don't remember the last time I heard from your sister
Didn't expect to but I sorta thought that I would
Wish I could tell you by now that I felt more indifferent
Catch myself thinking about you more than I should
And maybe I should've but I never told you I miss you
I almost said it but don't know if you feel the same
Could you hold me without any talking?
We could try to go back where we started
I don't even have to stay
I don't even have to stay but
If I woke up with you in the morning
I'd forget all the ways that we're broken
I don't care if you've changed
I don't even have to stay



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ANYONE WHO HASN’T STILL JOINED ‘BEFORE 1M VIEWS CLUB’

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@simmonies6825

I am here after watching dash and lily, this song hit me hard😭

@eloisevw5770

ME ME ME

@maclikescartoons

SAME that show is so amazing I love it! I hate Edgar and Sophia tho I was literally screeching when Dash walked in on the kiss he forced on her when she was DRUNK!

@NinaJK

OMG, me too!!

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