Stay - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko


The Experience                    
A piano throbs in, and Rihanna's voice is half-heartbroken, half-afraid. Love is a risk: it doesn't just depend on you, "It's not something you take, it's given." Love is an exhilarating fever, but also an "if you dare, come a little closer." Rihanna plays her piano chords slow, tries to play her love slow - "around and around we go" - but she knows that eventually she has to decide. We all do. Without love "it's not much of a life you're living." Yes, love is a risk, but "I need this hole gone." So you take the risk. You put your heart in the someone else's hands and whisper "I want you to stay."

The Video                    
Bathtub take aside, what really counts in the music video is Rihanna opening up her soul and pouring it out. No make-up, no strong-girl postures. Her weeping voice and lovesick gaze hurt to say: "I'm the only one who needed saving." She both needs and fears love.


My Take                    
Falling in love is like being full and empty at the same time. Fighting love is just being empty. But how can we know if it's really true love? Good looks? Our feelings? Feelings can betray us, and looks are only skin deep. I think love is about getting from one heart to another.


Ask Yourself                   
Do I let myself need others' love? Do I play my boyfriend like he's the one who needs me... or do I admit I need his love too?

LYRICS and MUSIC VIDEO                              

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believers
I threw my hands in the air I said show me something
He said, if you dare come a little closer

Round and around and around and around we go
Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It's not much of a life you're living
It's not just something you take, it's given
Round and around and around and around we go
Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

Ohhh the reason I hold on
Ohhh cause I need this hole gone
Funny all the broken ones but i'm the only one who needed saving
Cause when you never see the lights it's hard to know
which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, ohhh


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