Warren Zevon – Please Stay

Asking your lover to stay with you until the end is fairly standard love song fare. But here, with Zevon knowing he only had a few months to live, it has an extra level of poignancy: built upon by some beautiful singing (the way he phrases, for instance, “two words I thought I’d never learn to say”), great support from Emmylou Harris and a superb saxophone solo that breathes out the song’s last. Heartbreakingly lovely.

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