TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY

If You Let Me Stay

1987

Introducing the Hardline According...

D'Arby

CBS

3:15

Sweetheart listen
I know the last few pages haven't been good for the both of us
And I've caused you a lot of grief
But put those bags down, okay?

Before you make a decision like that, please just listen to me
'Cause I don't want you to leave, I definitely don't want you to leave
Just hear me out, oooh

Honey, don't leave me now with my head on my shoulders wrong
Have I done something wrong for you to leave, ha
I know I've been careless, girl, and I must apologize
I'll try better next time, baby, if you let me stay

If you let me stay (I'll say what I should've said)
If you let me stay (I should have said that I love you)
If you let me stay (And I should have said it from my heart)
If you let me stay

How can I compensate for my indiscretions, dear?
Tell me it's not too late, that I'd love to hear, God
If you walk out on me you will see a grown man cry
I didn't miss my water 'till my well ran dry

But if you let me stay (I'll say what I should've said)
If you let me stay (I should have said that I love you)
If you let me stay (And I should have said it from my heart)
If you let me stay

Your pretensions aim for gullible fools
And who needs you anyway?
I'll get mine elsewhere, I taught the school
You will regret it someday (Someday), oooh

If you let me stay (I'll say what I should've said)
If you let me stay (I should have said that I love you)
If you let me stay (And I should have said it from my heart)
If you let me, 'cause I need you, I'm not a man without you baby, oooh

Dig it
Hey, yeah, hey
Aha, hey, oooh

Let me stay (I'll), ha (Say what I should've said), good God
If you let me stay (I should have said that I love you), oooh
If you let me stay (And I should have said it from my heart)
If you let me, girl, got to leave, baby, I can't do nothing, baby, baby, baby

Let me stay (I'll say what I should've said), haha
If you let me stay (I should have said that I love you)
If you let me stay (And I should have said it from my heart)
If you let me, oh