Calvin Harris, Stay With Me: the lyrics and meaning

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On July 15, 2022, Stay With Me was released on Youtube, and it conquered the internet. Calvin Harris produces the song, and the singers are three heavyweights of modern R&B: Justin Timberlake, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams. The track has a killer beat and a positive mood; the lyrics show a happy spirit, and people want to know more about their meaning. This article will provide all answers.

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Stay With Me: the lyrics and their meaning

Stay With Me is fundamentally a fancy party song. The lyrics describe a situation inside a party where people are having fun and don’t wanna leave. The first one singing is Halsey, and she says it clearly: it’s a mess out there. We prefer to stay inside, dance, and make a mess. What really matters to me is that you stay here with me now.

Hey, it’s a mess out there
They can leave, but we don’t care
We’ll stay, I’m good right here
I been waitin’ for you all year
Come play, make a mess right here
Do whatever, I like it weird
Okay, let ’em disappear
Say whatever you want to hear
Just stay

When Justin Timberlake jumps in, the situation looks clearer: they are looking at somebody who’s dancing, and they are hypnotized by that vision. The whole scene spins around this person, and all protagonists’ attention is focused there.

They said, “Please, turn it down”
I said, “Just turn around”
They say it’s dark, but what do they know?
So upliftin’ how you bounce

And it feel like, damn (Damn)
Look at those pants
Damn (Damn)
It don’t make sense
Damn (Damn)
Yeah, I’m convincеd
Blam (Blam)
It’s magic

Pharrell closes the circle, explaining how this is all about the party: tonight, we will all have fun. The energy is right, and we will dance until dawn. We need no light. It’s a new world, one where fun reigns.

Stay With Me is one of those songs where the lyrics don’t hide any secret meaning. It’s a young night, and we are supposed to have fun. Music foments this attitude, and everything is oriented to having fun. As every funk song should be.

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The complete lyrics

(Halsey)
Hey, it’s a mess out there
They can leave, but we don’t care
We’ll stay, I’m good right here
I been waitin’ for you all year
Come play, make a mess right here
Do whatever, I like it weird
Okay, let ’em disappear
Say whatever you want to hear
Just stay

(Justin Timberlake)
They said, “Please, turn it down”
I said, “Just turn around”
They say it’s dark, but what do they know?
So upliftin’ how you bounce

(Justin Timberlake & Halsey)
And it feel like, damn (Damn)
Look at those pants
Damn (Damn)
It don’t makе sense
Damn (Damn)
Yeah, I’m convincеd
Blam (Blam)
It’s magic

(Pharrell Williams)
This one’s for tonight and beyond (Come here, girl)
We toast and then we cheers, all your girls are here
Somethin’ ain’t right if you yawn (Yeah, girl)
As crazy as it sound, wanna take you down
So you can feel the vibe ’til the dawn (Yeah, girl)
The energy is flowin’, it keeps us glowin’
So we don’t need no light, why’s it on? (Yeah, girl)
I’m talkin’ to you, girl, it’s a new world

(Halsey)
Hey, it’s a mess out there
They can leave, but we don’t care
We’ll stay, I’m good right here
I been waitin’ for you all year
Come play, make a mess right here
Do whatever, I like it weird
Okay, let ’em disappear
Say whatever you want to hear
Just stay

(Justin Timberlake)
All night
Come on and stay with me
Let’s take flight
Come on and stay, baby
We could fly away, girl
Come on and stay with me
All night
Come on and stay with me

(Justin Timberlake)
I still see your body in the dark
It’s easy, I just use my hands
And I don’t even need to go inside
I know just by the way you dance

(Justin Timberlake & Halsey)
(Damn)
Look at those pants
Damn (Damn)
It don’t make sense
Damn (Damn)
Yeah, I’m convinced
Blam (Blam)
It’s magic

(Pharrell Williams)
This one’s for tonight and beyond (Come here, girl)
We toast and then we cheers, all your girls are here
Somethin’ ain’t right if you yawn (Yeah, girl)
As crazy as it sound, wanna take you down
So you can feel the vibe ’til the dawn (Yeah, girl)
The energy is flowin’, it keeps us glowin’
So we don’t need no light, why’s it on? (Yeah, girl)
I’m talkin’ to you, girl, it’s a new world

(Halsey)
Hey, it’s a mess out there
They can leave, but we don’t care
We’ll stay, I’m good right here
I been waitin’ for you all year
Come play, make a mess right here
Do whatever, I like it weird
Okay, let ’em disappear
Say whatever you want to hear
Just stay

(Justin Timberlake)
All night
Come on and stay with me
Let’s take flight
Come on and stay, baby
We could fly away, girl
Come on and stay with me
All night
Come on and stay with me