People like you always want back
The love they gave away
And people like me wanna believe you
When you say you’ve changed
The more I think about it now
The less I know
All I know is that you drove us
Off the road

(Stay) Hey
All you had to do was stay
Had me in the palm of your hands, then

Why’d you have to go and lock me out while I let you in?
(Stay) Hey
Now you say you want it back
Now that it’s just too late
Well, could’ve been easy

All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was stay

Here you are now, calling me up
But I don’t know what to say
I been picking off the pieces
Off the mess you made
People like you always want back
The love they pushed aside

But people like me are gone forever
When you say goodbye

(Stay) Hey
All you had to do was stay
Had me in the palm of your hands, then
Why’d you have to go and lock me out while I let you in?
(Stay) Hey
Now you say you want it back
Now that it’s just too late
Well, could’ve been easy

All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay, stay, stay, stay, stay)

Let me remind you

This was what you wanted
You ended it
You were all I wanted
But not like this
Not like this, not like this

(Stay) Hey
All you had to do was stay
Had me in the palm of your hands, then
Why’d you have to go and lock me out while I let you in?
(Stay) Hey
Now you say you want it back
Now that it’s just too late
Well, could’ve been easy

All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was stay