"The song is about the moment in the morning after a one night stand, where the person you are with leaves your house, and you are left by yourself, and it's just a second, where you are just like: 'I wish, I wish'. You don't even love them, you don't really fancy them that much, it's just nice to have someone in the bed next to you." - Sam Smith
"I deal with all the different aspects of loneliness. 'Stay with Me' is my attempt at an anthem for the lonely. And it's my own personal anthem to the walk of shame. The walk of shame that we've all gone through. It's that feeling of after a one night stand of not wanting a person to leave even if you don't love them and you don't even like them. It's about having that body there next to you.'' - Sam Smith
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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