Story Behind the Song: “Stay”

“And I never knew that a heart like mine could be loved by you,

But you love me 
You don’t leave 
You stay”

“Stay” was a co-write with Scott, Ronn Chick and myself, along with the super talented lyricist, Amanda Flynn. I love the retro feel of the music and the way the lyric rises and falls with the melody. This one is just a feel-good love song, and it’s one of my favorite tracks on the album.

I’ve never used horns on any of my earlier recordings, but this song was screaming for “Burt Bacharach horns.” So I tracked a couple of horn part lines on the keyboard and sent them to John Painter who worked his magic, and I still giggle everytime I hear them. This one just makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile too.