Stay” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012). It features guest vocals by Mikky Ekko, and was released as the second single from the album on January 7, 2013.
“Stay” was co-written by Ekko and Justin Parker. The song’s lyrical content speaks of temptation and the inability to resist true love. Music critics were generally positive in their opinion regarding the balladry, with most describing it as a standout track on the album.

C   Dm Am   Am7/G Am    Am7/G Am    Am7/G    Am   Am7/G     
C   Dm Am   Am7/G Am    Am7/G Am    Am7/G    Am   Am7/G 


 [Verse 1]
 C              Dm Am        Am7/G Am      Am7/G Am       Am7/G
 All along it was a fever
    C           Dm Am        Am7/G Am      Am7/G Am    Am7/G
 A cold sweat hot headed believer
    C                      Dm    Am              Am7/G Am      Am7/G Am     Am7/G
 I threw my hand in the air and said show me something
      C          Dm Am                Am7/G Am      Am7/G Am     Am7/G
 He said if you dare come a little closer

 [Pre-Chorus]
 F                  Dm                   Am          
 round and around and around and around we go
    F                      Dm                  G
 ohhhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

 [Chorus]
 C                     Dm        
 not really sure how to feel about it
 Am                      F
 something in the way you move
 C                         Dm   
 makes me feel like i cant live without you
 Am               F
 it takes me all the way
            C          Dm Am     Am7/G Am       Am7/G Am    Am7/G
 i want you to stayyyyy

 [Verse 2]
 C            Dm   Am                   Am7/G Am      Am7/G Am      Am7/G
 its not much of a life you're living
  C               Dm    Am               Am7/G Am      Am7/G Am      Am7/G
 its not just something you take, is giving

 [Pre-Chorus]
 F                   Dm                  Am Am7/G    Am Am7/G       
 round and around and around and around we go
     F                      Dm                  G
 ohhhhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

 [Chorus]
 C                     Dm        
 not really sure how to feel about it
 Am                      F
 something in the way you move
 C                        Dm   
 makes me feel like i cant live without you
 Am                 F
 it takes me all the way
           C              Dm Am     Am7/G Am     Am7/G Am     Am7/G
 i want you to stayyyyyyyyyy

 [Bridge]
 F  Am                Dm               Em 
 ooooohhhh the reason I hold on
 F   Am                   Dm  
 ooooohhhh cause I need this hole gone
 Dm                 
 funny you're the broken one
  F                       Am
 but im the only one who needed saving
   Dm
 cause when you never seen the light  
 F                               G
 its hard to know which one of us is caving
 
[Chorus]
 C                    Dm        
 not really sure how to feel about it
 Am                      F
 something in the way you move
 C                     Dm   
 makes me feel like I cant live without you
 Am                F
 it takes me all the way
           C              Dm          Am              F
 I want you to stayyyyyyyyyy   
 C              Dm          Am              F
 Stayyyyyyyyyyy
           C      Dm
 I want you to stay
 Am              F
 ohhhhhh

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