Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - Stay (I Missed You) Lyrics

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You say I only hear what I want to
You say I talk so all the time so.

And I thought what I felt was simple,
And I thought that I don't belong,
And now that I am leaving,
Now I know that I did something wrong 'cause I missed you.
Yeah, I missed you.

And you say I only hear what I want to:
I don't listen hard,
I don't pay attention to the distance that you're running
Or to anyone, anywhere,
I don't understand if you really care,
I'm only hearing negative: no, no, no (bad)

And so I, I turned the radio on, I turned the radio up
And this woman was singin' my song:
The lover's in love and the other's run away,
The lover is cryin' 'cause the other won't stay.

Some of us hover when we weep for the other who was
Dying since the day they were born.
Well, this is not that:
I think that I'm throwing, but I'm thrown.

And I thought I'd live forever, but now I'm not so sure.

You try to tell me that I'm clever,
But that won't take my anyhow, or anywhere with you.

You said that I was naive,
And I thought that I was strong.
I thought, "hey, I can leave, I can leave."
Oh but now I know that I was wrong, 'cause I missed you.

You said, "I caught you 'cause I want you and one day I'll let you go."
You try to give away a keeper, or keep me 'cause you know you're just so scared to lose.
And you say, "Stay."

You say I only hear what I want to.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 It's Over
  • 2 Snow Day
  • 3 Taffy
  • 4 When All the Stars Were Falling
  • 5 Do You Sleep?
  • 6 Hurricane
  • 7 Rose-Colored Times
  • 8 Sandalwood
  • 9 Alone
  • 10 Waiting for Wednesday
  • 11 Lisa Listen
  • 12 Garden of Delights
  • 13 Stay


  • Credits
    publisher: ©REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
    writers: Lisa A. Loeb
    album: Track 13 in album Tails
    release date: 1995-9-26
    popularity : 9119 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:04
    producer: Juan Patiño
    performer: Nine Stories
    mixer: Brian Malouf
    engineer: Juan Patiño
    electric guitar: Daniel Littleton and Tim Bright
    drums & percussion: Jonathan Feinberg
    additional engineer: Steve Holroyd
    acoustic guitar: Lisa Loeb
    percussion: Steve Forman
    other vocals: Juan Patiño and Elizabeth Mitchell
    bass guitar: Joe Quigley
    lead vocals & other vocals: Lisa Loeb
    composer: Lisa Loeb
    lyricist: Lisa Loeb
    Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642473429
    script: Latin