People Tend to Stay

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written by Casey Dinkin and Dan Coffey
(I wrote the lyrics and melody, and Dan Coffey--my bandmate, at the time--wrote the guitar part.)
This is the oldest song on my album.

lyrics

People tend to stay
Even when it's best to go
It's easier to stay
Than to face a life you don't know
And staying has a comfort that you really can't explain
Things will change eventually, sometime, someday

People tend to stay
Maybe they're afraid
To leave what they have behind
To make a mistake
So they dance around in circles never meeting in between
Believing what they want to, saying words they don't mean

And it doesn't even really seem to matter how many people tell you, “You ought to have left already.”
There's something that's holding you, clutching you, keeping you here; is it fear?
What if your life never gets better than this?
What if nothing is better than this?

People tend to stay
It isn't right or wrong
You just hold on for as long as you can
Until it's just too long
And when it's time to leave and your decision has been made
You'll try hard not to look back, and you'll try not to be afraid

And you never meant for things to end up this way
Maybe someday you'll leave, but not today

Cause staying has a comfort that you really can't deny
No one wants to be alone and no one wants to say goodbye
No one wants to say goodbye
So people tend to stay
Oh people tend to stay

credits

from Right Now For Now, released July 28, 2013
Casey Dinkin - songwriter, vocals, background vocals
Dan Siegler - producer, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Alexander Sovronsky - ukulele
Ron Moore - bass
Rob Heath - drums
Denise Barbarita - background vocals

Recorded by Dan Siegler at Saturnfoot Studios and Bowery Digital, NYC
Mixed by Jesse Gladstone at Saturnfoot Studios
Mastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios, NYC

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