Stay

04:18
Michael Braunfeld
2019
Michael Braunfeld

Lyrics

We met in the springtime of ‘94

In the parking lot out back behind the record store

You were there with a friend but you seemed so alone

I asked if maybe I could take you home

 

And we jumped in my car turned onto the street

My foot on the gas your hand on my knee

You said you were wild that you had no fear

I’d have told you whatever you wanted to hear

 

So you’d stay stay

In the blink of an eye

The wreck of my life

Was ablaze

 

And all through that summer we were never apart

The dog days of August burned as hot as my heart

You taught me to smoke you taught me to drink

You taught me to love and you taught me to think

 

Then you told me one morning you had something to say

Your dad had a new job you were moving away

I cried and I cried I thought I would die

I couldn’t believe we’d be saying goodbye

 

Won’t you stay stay

In the blink of an eye

The wreck of my life

Was ablaze

 

Then you dropped out of school ‘cause you thought it was best

You headed off to a new life out in the Midwest

There was talk of a baby that never arrived

But there was a boy and a pair of black eyes

 

So I wired you money for a bus out of there

My folks put you up in the bedroom upstairs

I’d hoped you stick around I was trying to help

You were searching for something trying to find yourself

 

Oh stay stay

In the blink of an eye

The wreck of my life

Was ablaze

 

I’ve long since married and I’ve settled down

I heard you did the same in another town

With houses and spouses and kids of our own

I’m happy I hope you are with the life you have sewn

 

But your first love is special and when you are young

It’s bold it helps mold you into who you will become

I think of you sometimes at the end of a day

And I wonder what might have been if you had stayed