I Can't Stay

Album: Day & Age (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This song addresses the pain frontman and songwriter Brandon Flowers feels when he is forced to leave his family back home in Las Vegas when the band are touring.
  • This Caribbean-tinged number features steel drums. Flowers commented to The Observer Music Monthly September 2008: "Seriously, the last time I heard steel drums was in The Little Mermaid! I don't know if that's a good reason or not to use them."
  • Brandon Flowers commented on the album's publicity materials that this song, "could be the most perfect pop song we've ever written."

Comments: 2

  • Paris from Cardiff, United Kingdomaww he wrote it for his family! i widh he'd write me a song :P
  • Hannah from Annapolis,This song is amazing. Makes me break out singing every time.
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