Lyrics

STAY WITH ME TONIGHT
from BERKELEY THE MUSICAL

“Thank you for coming.”
“I just need someone to be here.”

All my life I’ve tried to be self-reliant
I’ve had close friends and others to confide in
You can’t always get by on your own
Sometimes another person needs to be close by

Tonight I need you to stay
I need to feel your arms
Wrapped ‘round me holding me tight, mm…mm

Tonight I need you to stay
I need to feel another pulse
A heartbeat sep’rate from mine
I don’t want to be here alone
And so I’m asking you to stay
Please, won’t you stay?

---All my life I’ve known you were self-reliant
---I’ve been a good friend – and one you could confide in
---None of us gets by on our own
---I’ll always be here whenever you tell me you need me

---Tonight I’ll stay at your side
---I’ll take you in my arms

---And I’ll be holding you tight, mm…mm
Holding me tight, mm...mm

---We’ll be two bodies in the same place
---In the same time, in the same space

---Your breath going out – and mine drawing in
Do I want him here, seeing me falter

---Your touching my hand, my squeeze in return
Seeing my weakness my desperate plea?

---I offer my shoulder, you sigh in my ears
I’m not sure he’ll treat me the same now

---A message of calm whispered back into yours
here I am shaking and needing his arms

---We’ll be two bodies in the same place
But I’ll trust him, he’ll know that just this time

---Stronger together, a thing to embrace
He’ll hold me together, I need him for this

Tonight I need you to stay
I need to feel another pulse

Now I can feel your gentle heart
---Feel my gentle heart

Beating sep’rate from mine
---Beating sep’rate – it’s mine

I don’t want to be here alone
---You won’t be here alone

And so I’m praying you’ll stay
---And so I’m saying I’ll stay

Please won’t you say you’ll stay?
---No need to ask I’ll stay.