Stay

by Ade Birkby

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1.
Stay 02:46
Stay ------ And do you think it would be alright? If I could stay here for awhile Its getting cold outside and I’d rather not be alone I get the feeling I want to stay For awhile Don’t care for what people say Try not to let it get in the way And if I stumble would you pick me up and put me down I’m beginning to think I want to stay For awhile Cos it’s all I need, it’s all I need It’s all I need, it’s all I need And do you think it would be alright If I could stay here for a while I’m getting closer, to where I know I should be I know I really, I know I really I know I really want to stay For awhile For awhile
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Talk About It ----------------- Hey friend, how do you propose that we fill this time? A life time at our disposal, only here for awhile And I don’t you want to And I don’t know if we will But we could talk for a while Talk about it, just for a while, I think we should Think about it for a little time, I know we could I think we should, I think we owe it. You know, life gets by us day by day High time we stopped wondering what tomorrow would bring And I don’t you want to And I don’t know if we will But we could try for a while Talk about it, just for a while, I think we should Think about it for a little time, I know we could I think we should, I think we owe it. I think we owe it. If you could paint a picture, of all the things to be And look at us tomorrow, tell me what would you see? If you could summarise where we’re heading in this life Is there something out there, after we die? Talk about it, just for a while, I think we should Think about it for a little time, I know we could Talk about it, just for a while, I think we should Think about it for a little time, I know we could I think we should, I think we owe it. I think we owe it. We owe it.
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Living For You ------------------- It’s high time, I got this thing together I’ve been avoiding the question, And I don’t need reminding I’m living for you I’m living for you I’ve made up my bed And I’m gonna lie in it oh yeah I need a chance to show My love is true I’m living for you I’m living for you For you For you And it’s all that I can do It’s all that I can do It’s all that I can do I’ve walked this line Now I’ve come full circle I’ve been down before Ain’t going down no more I’m living for you I’m living for you For you For you
4.
On The Outside --------------------- Mondays raining, and Tuesdays dry But for all the other reasons, it doesn’t matter why She doesn’t say much, but she knows The weather don’t change the way you feel A week goes by, another month the a year And it does feel that different any more But she knows, yeah she knows She’s only on the outside, Only on the outside, looking in Not quite a stranger and yet not quite a friend Don’t have a ticket, but she’s just gonna hang On the outside. Winter came, and winter went But the heart felt season still remains A silent cry, builds up inside And screams through her walls of silence And the years go by, but they’ve not been kind And it doesn’t feel like living any more But she knows, yeah she knows She’s only on the outside, Only on the outside, looking in Not quite a stranger and yet not quite a friend Don’t have a ticket, but she’s just gonna hang On the outside. On the outside, but she knows On the outside, its getting cold But it doesn’t have to be the same No it doesn’t have be like this at all But she knows, yeah she knows.
5.
Trouble 02:43
Inspired by Ecclesiastes on the theme of a time for all seasons, the song is about inevitability of seasons of trouble and the folly of thinking and acting otherwise.
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Words In Vain ------------------ It’s a lie, that everyone else does the same There’s no proof, the answer don’t add up that way. Try to decipher, the little that I can, and find something That will help me make some sense Cause I don’t want to live by words in vain. There’s no point, running on the edge about to fall Makes no sense, living by the words that fell before Try to elude my, rapidly pursuing past, and find something That will help me make amends Cause I don’t want to live by words in vain. Words in vain I don’t want to live by, I don’t want to speak words in vain I don’t want to live by, I don’t want to speak words in vain Its not my place to make that call, they’re not the words that I would choose When I can’t tell the night from day, I can’t figure what to say And I don’t want to live by, I don’t want to speak, I don’t want to live by And I don’t want to live by, I don’t want to speak, I don’t want to live by Words in vain Words in vain Words in vain
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Linger 03:50
Linger -------- Looking through your written words Looking at my life The truth begins to unfold me As I hang my head in shame Its as though you are near me Standing by my side Makes me want to linger And stay, just for awhile. Searching for your answers To questions about my life Your inspiration holds me Like a little child Sometimes the closeness Makes me want to cry Makes me want to linger And stay, just for awhile. Stay for awhile Its a personal, rendition As I tender my, submission And partake, of this time I, will not decline This chance to linger. Looking through your written words Watching as my life Rises from the darkness Back in to the light Its as though you are near me Standing by my side Makes me want to linger And stay, just for awhile. Stay for awhile For awhile.

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Following on from Save Me's journey from darkness into light; Stay is about the challenges of staying in the light.


All proceeds (i.e. everything except for the transaction fee) go to Compassion UK www.compassionuk.org

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released June 28, 2019

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Ade Birkby England, UK

Award winning CCM Singer Songwriter Ade Birkby performs original acoustic rock reflecting the sounds and styles of his influences which include Counting Crows, Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews Band with undertones of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

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