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I'll Stay

from Honor the Father by The Restoration



Narrator: Diana Colly Bright, 1940

Roman, I can’t say why I let you dance with me
When you knew only the wrong things to say.
It was funny, heaven knows,
But I felt sorry, so I stayed.

I fell for your sheepish grin—the way you’d squeeze my hand
And stare at me like I might float away.
There were tears too, I suppose.
But I loved you, so I stayed.

A wedding—
A new town—
A cottage in the woods—
Our little wall to keep the wicked world away.
You’re difficult, you know,
But you love me, so I’ll stay.


from Honor the Father, released November 9, 2012
Music & Lyrics by Daniel Machado

Recorded live by:
Aleks Amer — drums
Adam Corbett — upright bass
Lauren Garner — violin
Sharon Gnanashekar — piano
Daniel Machado — guitar
Lisa Stubbs — vocals for Diana Colly Bright

Overdubs by:
Sharon Gnanashekar — vibraphone
Archie Montoya — saxophone
Joshua Williams — clarinet

Produced by Stephen Russ, Daniel Machado
Engineered & mixed by Collin Derrick
Mastered by Tim Hall


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