Rufus - Stay Lyrics




Please stay with me now
Don't you let me go
I'll make it somehow
I got to let you know
That I'll make it
Somehow, some way
Though I wait on the day
What I'm doing's gotta pay
Some way, somehow

My baby, when he cries
It's 'cause something's on his mind
This world is full of lies
You and me are one of a kind
The good Lord will stand behind every step
We are blind to fate, that's life, that's life

Stay, stay, stay, stay (won't you please)
Stay, stay, stay, stay

It fits, but you can't make it work
Where there's pain, there's got to be hurt


And the green grass grows from the dirt
Yeah, that's a fact of life alright
The good Lord stands behind every step
We are blind to fate, that's life, that's life

Stay, oh won't you please
Stay, stay (won't you)
Stay, stay, stay, stay
Stay, stay, stay, stay

Stay, stay (right here)
Stay, stay (don't you go, no no)
Stay, stay (oh no no)
Stay, stay (stay baby baby please stay)
Stay, stay (right here, right here, right here)
Stay, stay (I want you to stay right here)
Stay, stay (we can stay here, together, together yeah)
Stay, stay (don't listen to what people say)
Stay, stay (stay, stay, listen now yeah)
Stay, stay (stay, yeah yeah now)





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  1. JOHN LEON

    ♊🎤♊💯♊

  2. Marie Clark

    Here listening in 2020 ❤️ I just love old school music it gives me life ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Jessica Cagle

    I was just a baby when this song came out. Glad I was able to recognize great music!!🔥🔥🔥💕

  4. Nidia Luccioni

    Get Down

  5. Nidia Luccioni

    We love that funky soulful beat from Rufus & Chaka Khan Stay

  6. Demetrius Johnson

    Memphis sound Chicago funk= Perfect match

  7. Pam Benson

    I don't mean to be mean but don't know real music real is just real music

  8. Tesa C

    Thank you EBadu for remaking this and leading me to the original 💜💜💜

  9. Paper St.

    Ok. Radio in my mom's station wagon.

  10. SOUNDROTATION

    1.2K gave this a thumbs down??? Talk about dumbed down.

  11. K. R.

    Be Gay Son...lol

  12. Andre Ruffin

    Brings back so many memories. My bell bottoms and silk shirt with the elastic in the waist . Oh yeah and my afro.

  13. BV White

    Who's still listening to this 2020 January... Still Jammin'

  14. Doubletree77

    I was 25 in 1978 when I heard this song from the Street Player LP. Still one of my favorite songs by Rufus feat. CK.

  15. Beverly Porter

    One my favorite Band.

  16. mr peter

    Σουιτα..

  17. Reginald Robinson

    I'm so glad I was born in the 70s, till it's a dam shame!!!.... Can't no music touch that era of music!!!....

  18. Precious Tea

    Still jamming in 2020 yes i will STAY

  19. Jul Muhammad

    The Specialist 😑🙄😁😎🙄😁😑

  20. Lesley Carpenter

    ANYBODY THAT DISLIKES THIS PLEASE STAY AWAY!

  21. Brenda Garrett

    Well....

  22. Leon Guisburg

    "That's of fact of life"!!!

  23. Raul Green

    In the 70's ABC Records was decline of going out of business, known for their television network. Most artists were transferred to MCA Records like The Dramatics, B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland and more. At Sony is still around once known as CBS Records : Epic, Philadelphia International, Columbia, Tneck, TSOP, And orhers.

  24. johnvick68

    I just love this woman nuff said

  25. Anthony Smith

    Ahhh ... Excellent song and album . Good memories and music during this time 🙏

  26. Trudi Porter

    Still listening in 2019 ! GREAT talent and voices. LOVE the music :)

  27. Adrienne Woodfork

    Chi-town Chaka ! ✊🏾💥🔥🔥🦋
    Speaks volumes 🎼🎼🎼

  28. Traci Hill

    Love this song!!! Chaka is my girl!!!!!!

  29. The Kingdom of Sagacious

    😁✊🏿🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  30. P Smith

    Before Whitney, Beyoncé n Mary J Blige.... there was Chaka Khan. I grew up listening to her music on my older sisters stereo n the radio, constantly.

  31. Dede Bryant

    I REMEMBER HEARING THIS SONG PLAYED QUIET OFTEN ON THE RADIO WHEN I WAS 2 1/2 YEARS OLD!!!😁😁😁(LATE 1978 GOING INTO EARLY 1979)

  32. Kevin McBride

    I been listening to Rufus for over ,30 years and still listening she still can sing.

  33. sean rickards

    An artist name Rashaan Patterson did this over some years ago and did it justice! Check him out he's a very underrated artist!

  34. Slam funk

    This song live is best live ever

  35. Nat Turner’s Revenge

    *This era of music made every sample we used in the 90’s. Today’s artist sample 90’s music not knowing it has deeper roots (70’s & earlier). We DID NOT PRODUCE an ounce of original music in the 90’s to be sampled currently. These real biscuits made from scratch!*

  36. BETTY DIXON

    Love her saw in concert back in in the day San Carlos California. Circle Star Theatre she's Beautiful Thank you

  37. Baby Cakes

    Hey baby

  38. Carl Bowles

    One of the best groups of the era made this stunningly beautiful ❤️ song.
    Nobody does this better.🤩👍🌅😂

  39. Camilla Griffin

    CHAKA KHAN AND MY GIRL VESTA WILLIAMS IS RIGHT THERE TOGETHER EAR CANDY NO DOUBT I PROMISE YOU SANGGG CHAKA STAY😘😘 RIH VESTA I MISS HER SO MUCH

  40. CHINERA MARIE

    Chinera

  41. Darius Reynolds

    Az + rufus and Chaka Khan = We movin definite fire

  42. Raul Blaze

    WHO IS HERE FOR 2:38? My goddess Chaka!

  43. Delilah Rai

    ...nobody like Ms.Chaka

  44. Barbara Bryon Wisdom

    great jam in 2019! timeless album

  45. Kevin Davis

    She's singing about my relationship she say I can fix but I can't make it work.

  46. Juanita Brown

    You Made This Song Yours lady 2019 Yes Im Still Listening 🎤Stay💯💯

  47. Valencia Nappier

    😍😉😄👌🔥💯 That's Life

  48. Cathy L. Tate

    It's Chaka

  49. Mikethegreat1

    Young ladies pay attention on how to sing and hit a real high note

  50. Garry Wright

    No matter how old this song gets it still hits the heart. This is truly a timeless classic!

  51. James S. Alexander

    This type of music will never. Fade out I can listen to her all day she is a phenomenon performancer and singer as we'll

  52. Vivian Evans

    Tell them just LISTEN

  53. adriane jackson

    Yes. I love Chaka Khan. She knows how to hit those notes. 👍👍💙💖💜💚

  54. Richie Hughes

    Voice so big it blows out my earphones! Amazing talent

  55. Michelle Savarese

    one of kind always and forever, u heard me?

  56. Maria Gilbert

    My 2nd favorite song by Chaka

  57. Nene Izzy

    Back in the day when her songs played and I sang with my hairbrush in the mirror I WAS CHAKA!!

  58. Craig A. ballard

    Sing☝

  59. Beatrix Peters

    THIS IS ONE OF MY GIRLS

  60. gregory J

    When Chaka begs me to please stay at 3:53, That's it, I ain't goin no where!

  61. brian

    I think I played the he'll out of this Album,Chaka Bad and Tony Madien needs his own line of guitars( Maiden Guitars)

  62. Tamara Hickman

    2019...TRICK OR TREAT...SMOOCHESSSSS...!!!!!

  63. von drexler

    WHAT THE FUCK AS HAPPENED TO BLACK MUSIC,.......

  64. Carl Bowles

    Love at it's best, let's go.

  65. Brian Oliver

    chicago queen blowing it good

  66. UPK CHAAZAQ IMAD

    This reminds me of Roy Ayers- Memory

  67. Adrienne Woodfork

    She set Toledo on the map on September 20th 2019 ! Yes I drove 3.5 hours to come see ya! 💎

  68. Noel Mccreary

    I love the part, "YOU CAN FIX IT, BUT YOU CANT MAKE IT WORK"

  69. Josh Whitfield

    I love this song

  70. Joseph Vaughn

    Girl was the best .....

  71. Tracey Driver

    This is the last song they played at the skating rink when it was about to close for the night.... memories

  72. Sheila Pruett

    Fire💯

  73. Karl Atkinson

    What Chaka cam do with her voice is beyond description. Dynamic exhilhirating funky soulful and meteoric are some poor attempts to describe this woman's talent. I love her and everything she sings.

  74. Brook53 74

    Best voice and singer. 💜

  75. Todd Combs

    This is the kind of music us black people hang our hats on.Legendary.

  76. Rick Jones

    I played this on my show Soul Much Soul radio on tunein.

  77. eugene Purry

    If you want to hear this master single at work look here the theme song from To Sir with Love the song To Sir with Love Song by the other than Chaka Khan

  78. eugene Purry

    This lady Supreme in her Talent awesome and her Deliverance sweet and her sweet kind of way and can blow them pipes I love this lady in this is one of my favorite groups of all times Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

  79. Deborah Berry

    YES MARIAH IS GOOD BUT, CHAKA IS 100 %

  80. The Eff Word

    Stay...Stayyyyyyy Heyyyyyy! Love, Love, Love Chaka!

  81. sandybrandystar

    Here in 2019 to hear the real!

  82. Troy Jenkins

    This is so good
    Works today.
    Bet you could fall in love with
    This playing in the background.
    So jazzy
    So nice with
    Ice cream and champagne
    And strawberries might as well add whipped cream...
    Just absolutely
    Marvelous.....
    She has been on my mind since last Thursday....

  83. Michael Blunt

    When God gives you a gift please use it while you have it..God bless you Ms. Khan!!!

  84. Renita Battle

    Man! We need these type of songs back on the radio. 2019 it still sounds great.

  85. Lucinda Wyatt

    Awesome lady, I love her!

  86. Charlene Hardy

    Classic. Stay With Me

  87. Myron Birdsong

    The High Priestess of Soul 21💥 Chaka is a force of nature

  88. Maya Baker

    Chaka's voice is life!!!

  89. David Battle

    Hell yeah this is good music I love it

  90. Mack Manson

    DAMN IT I LOVE ME SOME CHAKA! 2019 AND FOREVER!!! The breakdown is so AWESOME...

  91. Brad Breashears

    i love the era i came up in

  92. Didier Mukendi

    Shame that she is not cranking up tunes
    This woman can blow

  93. Donna Bennett

    2019 had to take it back to my yester years. It's just as good today as it was back then.

  94. Antonio Stubbs

    When artist actually worked to entertain their audiences. There's but what one, two or a few artist (Beyonce and Katy Perry) in today's music...how did we get two this point, think about it... How old are they going to be still entertaining the masses...it's a sad time to be in. The end of the world must be at hand.

  95. Sir Swiftus W. Funkellwerk

    Funk'dUp!!! ☝

  96. maureencora1

    I Had a College Crush on a Girl that Graduated in 3 and I Wanted to "Stay" One More Year.

  97. the livi and lily Bell

    Chaka Khan

  98. the livi and lily Bell

    Yassssssssssss

  99. krs1

    ...and I'm so happy I was born in '74...and my Dad was a DJ...and my Mom threw red light parties...that is all!!!

  100. krs1

    She's coming to D.C. in November 2019...I have got to find a way to get a ticket!!

    phat girl #2

    Seen her this Monday bad mamajamma