Listening: Stay by Lisa Loeb

When I first hear the strains of the opening chord, my heart slumped forward in a bittersweet poignant sort of way. It’s a good thing I heard it in the privacy of my earphones. Otherwise I might have just bobbled up and cry like a newborn babe. Nahhh.

You say I only hear what I want to. You say I talk so all the time so… I thought that I was strong. I thought, “Hey, I can leave.” Oh, but now I know that I was wrong ’cause I missed you.*

*Loeb spent the first 2 minutes of the video introducing the origins of the song which is brilliant in her self-deprecating way. But the wait is worthwhile because listening to her live is one kind of awesome. Try it.