Vietnam was '66 Two best friends take a bad hit And never saw it come But it's all there One was a rich boy, a doctors son The other the father of a girl age one Never had the change to hold his daughters hand
New york flat in '76 Two girlfriends shoot a bad fix Never woke up saw heaven before it saw them One was a daughter of a prominent man The other the mother of a girl age ten Who walked in and saw mama sleeping in gods hands And she cried
Chorus Stay with me Mama won't you stay here with me You promised you would never leave Stay with me Oh won't you stay here with me Mama, hold my had and stay with me
Years go by, the girl's 23 Had a rough go, but she's on her feet The man so rough A few good years, a wedding ring Wasn't enough to fulfill his dreams He came home from work one day and said I'm leaving you She cried...
Chorus Stay with me, honey Won't you stay right here with me You promised you would never leave Stay with me, whoa whoa Stay right here with me Won't you hold my hand stay with me
Emergency room, number four A woman cried out as the child is born She stares into eyes and says My life's had it's ups and downs But for yours I will be around I will always be around And she cried
Chorus Stay with me, whoa whoa Won't you stay right here with me I promise I will never leave Stay with me, oh Won't you stay right here with me Child, you hold my had stay with me Child, you hold my hand stay with me.