If You Want Me to Stay Lyrics - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers Freaky Styley cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Sylvester Stewart
release date: 1985-8-16
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk Metal
length: 4:08
producer: George Clinton
membranophone: Cliff Martinez
lead vocals: Anthony Kiedis
trumpet: Bennie Cowan
mixer: Greg Ward
bass: Flea
guitar: Hillel Slovak
saxophone: Maceo Parker
trombone: Fred Wesley
lyricist: Sylvester Stewart, Sylvester Stewart
composer: Sylvester Stewart, Sylvester Stewart
If you want me to stay I'll be around today
To be available for you to see
I'm about to go there then you'll know
For me to stay here I've got to be me

You'll never be in doubt that's what it's all about
You can't take me for granted and smile
Count the days I'm gone
Forget reachin' me by phone
'Cause I promise I'll be gone for a while

And when you see me again I hope that you have been
The kind of person that you really are now
You got to get it straight
How could I ever be late
When you're my woman taking up my time

Oh how could I ever allow
I guess I wonder how
I could get out a pocket for fun
When you know that you're never number two
Number one's gonna be number one

I'll be good I wish I could get this message over to you now

When you see me again I hope that you have been
The kind of person that you really are now
I'll be so good I wish I could

Get this message over to you now
Get this message over to you now
I'll be so good I wish I could



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Jungle Man
  • 2 Hollywood
  • 3 American Ghost Dance
  • 4 If You Want Me to Stay
  • 5 Nevermind
  • 6 Freaky Styley
  • 7 Blackeyed Blonde
  • 8 The Brothers Cup
  • 9 Battle Ship
  • 10 Lovin’ and Touchin’
  • 11 Catholic School Girls Rule
  • 12 Sex Rap
  • 13 Thirty Dirty Birds
  • 14 Yertle the Turtle