Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud.

I'm a huge Ghost fan, and I absolutely love this song. 'Stay' features actor/director Patrick Wilson on vocals and his singing is remarkable. This song is played during the end credits of the new film, Insidious: The Red Door (also directed by Patrick Wilson).

Stay is by the UK band, Shakespears Sister. Their original version is just as good the Ghost/Patrick Wilson cover. The lyrics in this song seem to be from the vantage point of a sociopath, or narcissist:

"In the silence of your room
In the darkness of your dreams
You must only think of me
There can be no in between
When your pride is on the floor
I'll make you beg for more"

The lyrics are juxtaposed with a relatively sweet melody and pop-sensibility. I love the dichotomy.

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How to play Stay | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for Stay is beautifully written across 3 pages. I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players and up.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

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