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I Wrote This Song A Long Time Ago… “Stay”

-Sometimes lyrics ring true all over again, with new depth and even heavier meaning… This song, and the bridge portion especially, will always stand out as one of the favorite things I’ve ever written.

by Mad at Gravity (2001 acoustic demo)

I can feel you pull away
And it’s just as I lean in
And the timing leaves me wide open

With a miss I am betrayed
Slices right through my thick skin
Yet I seek another hide

I’m asking you to
In my arms
You’re breaking me apart

And I’m out here on a limb
But I’m holding out my hand
Hoping you can make the climb with me

And I’m carving in the bark
Dropping down to where you stand
Trying silence on for size

I’m asking you to
In my arms
You’re breaking me apart

I miss you in my fingers, and valleys in between.
It’s odd how feelings linger for something yet unseen.
There’s ages between my heart and my mouth.
My veins throb with that which I can’t spit out.
Now I don’t need much. Just presence in mind
And the assurance your ache matches mine.

Please don’t pull away from me.

Love and newfound meaning,

February 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi!

    I linked your blog to my blog. Hope you don’t mind:)
    And your music and your voice… amazing!
    Thank you for offering me good music every day.

    Take care!

    Comment by Lonni | March 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks, Lonni! =)

    Comment by jlynnjohnston | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. J.Lynn, This is one of my favorite songs period. I love hearing it on my iPod when it comes on. Still love listening to MaG even though it’s been so long. Saw Reign of Fire on TV yesterday, DVR’d it, and fast forwarded to the credits. Mmmm, memories.

    Hope you are still writing. Hope you are still singing.

    ~Justin (Salt Lake)

    Comment by Justin Noertker | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  4. This is one of my all time favorites as well and the first time I heard it, I cried! Seriously!
    You are too cool! 😉

    Comment by Yolanda | May 21, 2009 | Reply

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