Last Song Syndrome: Blue Nile – Stay (1984)

While I was DJ’ing back at 99.5 RT in Metro Manila, I felt really fortunate to have been able to soak up on some really good music. I was already in my early 20’s then- and having grown up in the 80’s, I tried to play as much new wave as I could for 24K Friday.

I remember the first time I was browsing through the old CD warehouse’s selection of hard-to-find CDs, and virtually got bowled over when I saw this one compilation (which was worth php850 back then! well played, CD warehouse, well played…). Among other great new wave stuff, it had this lesser-known new wave tune. “Stay” has been revived quite a number of times, but the original version remains as one of my favorites to this day.

Enjoy, everyone.

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Blue Nile
“Stay” (1984)

I’m taking off this party hat
The white situation is over
A new situation begins

Red guitar is broken
To beat the drum of youth again
Take too long to say

Stay, stay, stay
And I will understand you
Stay, I will understand you

I write a new book every day
The love theme for the wilderness
I fit the words together

Candy girls want candy boxes
She loves the music box forever
She’s crying on my shoulder

Stay, stay, stay and I will understand you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I will understand you

Summer girls in disarray
Can be so free and easy now
Well, we’ll be free and easy

Stay, stay, stay and I will understand you
Stay, I will understand you

I write a new book everyday
A love theme for the wilderness
A love theme

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