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"Stay" is the eighth track from Miley Cyrus's third studio album Can't Be Tamed.

The pop song has characteristics of Chamber Pop, led prominantly by a haunting Piano, Cyrus stays in Contralto range while the song grows stronger. Critical reception was positive most of which going to Cyrus' vocals on the song, and the dark production. It addressed the difficulties in maintaining a long-distance relationship.

Background, Composition and ReceptionEdit

"Stay" was recorded some time in 2009-2010. Written by Miley Cyrus and John Shanks while produced by Shanks. The song is a Piano-led Pop song with Chamber Pop qualities while incorporating brief hints of synthesizers. The song talks about the difficulties of a past long distance relationship, and Cyrus experiences life without her love, and tells the previours partner, that if he asks her to stay, she will. Lyrics like "I love you more than I did before" reflect s Cyrus' regrets of breaking up with him, and the breakup has only led her to feel more intense feelings about him, unable to live on without him, she pleads to him that she'll stay with him no matter the circumstances. 

The song received lukewarm reviews by critics, though some felt it was overwritten, and the production was lackluster, they appreciated the song overall, and more or less, Cyrus' vocals. 

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
Well, it's good to hear your voice
I hope you're doing fine
And if you ever wonder, I'm lonely here tonight
I'm lost here in this moment and time keeps slipping by
And if I could have just one wish, I'd have you by my side

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh oh, I miss you
Oh oh, I need you

[Chorus]
And I love you more than I did before
And if today I don't see your face
Nothing's changed, no one can take your place
It gets harder every day
Say you love me more than you did before
And I'm sorry it's this way
But I'm coming home, I'll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay
I will stay

[Verse 2]
Well, I try to live without you
And tears fall from my eyes
I'm alone and I feel empty
God, I'm torn apart inside
I look up at the stars, hoping you're doing the same
And somehow I feel closer
And I can hear you say

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh oh, I miss you
Oh oh, I need you

[Chorus]
And I love you more than I did before
And if today I don't see your face
Nothing's changed, no one can take your place
It gets harder every day
Say you love me more than you did before
And I'm sorry it's this way
But I'm coming home, I'll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay
I will

[Bridge]
Stay, always stay
I never want to lose you
And if I had to I would choose you
So stay
Please always stay
You're the one that I hold onto
Cause my heart would stop without you

[Chorus]
I love you more than I did before
And if today I don't see your face
Nothing's changed, no one can take your place
It gets harder everyday
Say you love me more than you did before
And I'm sorry that it's this way
But I'm coming home, I'll be coming home
And if you ask me I will stay
I will stay
I'll always stay
And I love you more than I did before
And I'm sorry that it's this way
But I'm coming home, I'll be coming home
And if you ask I will stay
I will stay
I will stay