Somewhere off of 41st Street on this beautiful spring afternoon, walking aimlessly in sunglasses, this song came to mind. My mom used to play it, when she was in a country phase a few years back and would always try to get me to go along with it. The only songs I ever liked were the ballads, like this one, and it’s stunning, stunning harmonies.

I got in my car and found it on YouTube and put in my headphones. Then I cried, and sang, sang, sang til it felt better, and that’s what I’ll be doing most of this afternoon.

“How can I bear to wake up and you’re not there
What will I do when I turn and reach for you
I’ll lay my tears on the windowsill
I’ll only cry till I get over you
But how long will that take me

Won’t you save me, and

Stay,
Just a little bit longer.
‘Till I’m a little bit stronger to take all this.

Stay
Just a little more time till I can find a way
Please stay.

Will I ever smile again
When losing love takes my best friend?

To wonder where, wonder how
Wonder what you’re doing
One more night just before you break me
Hold me safely…


Stay,
Just a little bit longer.
‘Till I’m a little bit stronger to take all this.
Stay
Just a little more time till I can find a way
Please stay.

So I’ll be a big girl, and just close my eyes
As you walk away, don’t say goodbye.
God save me
Please won’t you…


Stay, 
Just a little bit longer 
‘Till I’m a little bit stronger to take all this and
Stay
Just a little more time till I can find a way.
Won’t you stay
Just a little bit longer.” 
~Stay, 
Little Big Town, The Road to Here