Stay... A song of love, peace and determination.

Official Music Video:  May 3, 2019

Stay (Radio Edit) Single Release Date: April 29th, 2018 
From the album: to be continued…

2018 International Songwriting Competition


Song: STAY
Category: Sing Your Heart Out / Love Songs
Category: Americana
Honourable Mention #7

Category: Blues and Americana

2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition


Song: STAY
Category: Folk/Singer-songwriter

Fall 2019 Austin Songwriter’s Group Songwriting Contest 


Song: STAY
Category: Country

Song: STAY
Category: Love Songs

Song: STAY
Category: Singer-Songwriter

Someone asked me to describe my feelings for my sweetheart. It is so difficult to describe love. I told them that the first time I don’t feel the need to have a backup plan and I didn’t have a suitcase in the closet ready to go in case I wanted to leave. I know I am finally safe in his arms.

Song Lyrics

©Francine Honey (SOCAN)

Light’s coming in through the window,
I love watching you sleep
My head finds its way to your pillow,
Warm breath, heart beat
A lifetime to find you. I never knew
 Love could hold such peace

Stay, I’m gonna stay,
Not walkin’ away, this time
Safe in the arms of a good man,
Someone who stands by my side

We always found something romantic,
‘Bout a storm rolling in, 
You’ll find me through lightings’ flashes,
When the dark comes in again

Thunder may shake us, Winds kick up dust
Make our whole world spin

Repeat Chorus
For the first time, I don’t have a suitcase packed
For the first time, no white flag or backup plan.
For the first time, I know down deep inside

Repeat Chorus

Listen To Official Audio

  1. Stay Francine Honey 4:54

Listen On Spotify

View Live Performance:
Day Time Rogers TV - Ottawa Ontario

View Live Performance:
Blue Bird Cafe - Nashville, Tennessee

Behind the scenes photos

How did this song make you feel?

35 Responses

  1. This one is my favourite so far! I was really enjoying the acoustic version and then I played the audio studio version. OMG! I love it. The harmonies are brilliant. Gorgeous song.

    1. Thanks so much Arlene. Yes, the recorded versions are all fantastic. I love them all! Thanks for listening. Francine

  2. The love you have for your sweetie really comes thru in your music, how lovely, sitting here tonight listening to the tracks you have sent in the links to my email. I did not get a chance earlier, so glad I had time now. Life has not been great for me, family life has not been great, my mom is not well, Thanksgiving lunch was today with some of my family and it was a depressing day, so your music has lifted my spirits and warmed my heart.
    Thank you, Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your loved ones.

  3. Like bittersweet chocolate… Am I the only one who finds this both a sad and at the same time a hopeful song? And it is lovely.

    1. Yes, Sheilah! It is sad when you think about my prior relationships. These make me appreciate what I have SO much more! Thanks for understanding!

  4. Hi Francine

    Yes I can relate to this song for sure. It took me a little longer to find the love of my life and some days are harder then others but I know we are both here to STAY .

  5. Francine, this song makes me feel GLAD for the two of you, for what you’ve found together & such creative expression of it that resonates . . . those who can not only face the storms of life together, but find romance in sharing them? Priceless!

    1. Thanks Nancy. I am pretty happy about it too. We have always loved watching thunder storms and no matter what storm there is, you can see each other in the lightning strikes. Thanks for listening and for your comment! xo francine

    1. Thanks Chantal! Hope you and your family are ready to get up and dance tomorrow…It’s comin your way! big hugs…francine

  6. Such. Beautiful song. Love…Peace is a special word. To all of us I’m sure. When we find it…Hang on… Love how the song was made photos . Can’t wait to see and hear what tommorrow song brings. Love this. And you for your heartfelt music. Thanks for sharing. xo.

    1. Thanks for the comment. That blue sparkly dress and the smoke was really cool and lended to the vibe of the song. It was great to have Dean, the bass player and Neilson the producer, videographer and drummer to be part of the video too. Get ready to sing and dance along for tomorrow’s song! Thanks for listening…xo francine

  7. Encore une fois Bravo Francine. Semi-finaliste. Wow! Tu commences très bien nos journées
    Merci beaucoup.
    Lucie et Michel.

    1. Allo Lucie et Michel. Oui, pour tous le Canada! “Tu commences très bien nos journées” – ça chauffe mon coeur, eh preparez-vous pour demain vos deux! …bisous…francine

  8. Makes me feel happy for you both. Since I know you both I can just imagine a lot more when I hear your songs.

    1. Hey Michelle….Don’t imagine too much ok!? lol . Thanks so much for listening and commenting! Remember my request when you listen to tomorrow’s song! LOL

  9. So this is my absolute favorite song on the album!!! I’ve loved it since the very first time I heard you record it in Nashville! Has to be on the radio!

    1. Hey Kelly. Thanks so much. Yes, recording that song in Nashville with the gang was so much fun! That version is what I submitted to the Canada Songwriting Contest, along with some others, and it got into the semi-finalists list for all of Canada. With Jonatha and Casey. It will be released for a radio run. I’ll let you know when it is up for that. Big hugs….francine

    1. Hey Jill. Thanks so much! This made me laugh out loud! 🙂 Looking forward to hearing if the roll I’m on with you continues? lol

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Francine Honey: Lead and Background Vocals
Beth Neilsen Chapman: Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough: Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Kris Donegan: Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Dan Mitchell: Keys, Fluglehorn. Background Vocals
Dean Marold: Bass
Neilson Hubbard: Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
Eamon McLoughlin: Fiddle

Dylan Alldredge : Recording Engineer
Recorded at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN
Mixed by Dylan Alldredge and Neilson Hubbard
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Photos by Neilson Hubbard and Joshua Britt
Artwork by Kyle Atkinson, Craft Design House
© ℗ 2018 Francine Honey (SOCAN) Published by SongsByFrancine