Are they dead in this?

The second of BLACKPINK’s releases, Stay builds on the underlying country style that we have heard in three of the four singles we’ve gotten from them and brings it to the forefront.  The acoustic opening verse, which features Rosé playing the guitar, is really heartbreaking and emotionally resonant.  The members really show that they are able to infuse the right level of warmth, coolness, or sadness into their music; impressive for people so young.

The pick-up on the chorus is somewhat unwelcomed, but it’s not so jarring or intrusive that it kills the song.  For some listeners, who are more into faster tracks, it might be a useful switch in order to keep them focused on the track.  The lyrics are a nice counterpoint to the shallowness of Boombayah and very poetic with a universal feel.  While the track does remind us of a 2NE1 song, this is likely due to who it was written by.  We can see playing this at the right emotional moments.

We hope pop!gasa stays with us…

Lyrics:
So easily, with harsh words
You put scars in my heart
Without even saying sorry
Again, I’m comforting myself
Always nervous if you’re gonna leave me
I just want you to stay
In your expressionless face that’s getting more and more dull
I whisper to the mirror, let’s slowly let this go
You take me for granted
But that’s you
But still, stay stay stay with me

This sad melody resembles you
It makes me cry eh eh
Your scent is a sweet felony
I hate you so much but i love you

Before the dark night traps me in
Don’t leave me
Do you still love me?
If you feel the same, don’t leave today
Don’t ask why it has to be you
Just stay with me
(It goes a little something like)
I don’t expect a lot right now
Just stay with me

There’s nothing more I want now
I can’t even tell if my heart is beating
Rather than forceful conversations with others
I’d rather be in awkward silence with you
So stay, wherever that may be
Sometimes, when darkness comes, I’ll be your fire
In this world that is a lie
The only truth, it’s you
This a letter from me to you

This sad melody resembles you
It makes me cry eh eh
Your scent is a sweet felony
I hate you so much but i love you

Before the dark night traps me in
Don’t leave me
Do you still love me?
If you feel the same, don’t leave today
Don’t ask why it has to be you
Just stay with me
(It goes a little something like)
I don’t expect a lot right now
Just stay with me
(It goes a little something like)
I don’t expect a lot right now
Just stay with me

Advertisements