All The Way (Stay)

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All The Way (Stay)
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All the Way (Stay) Single Cover
Written: 2019
Released: 2019-09-23 (single) 2019-10-18 (album)
Length: 4:05
Label: RCA, Exotic Location
Writer: Jimmy Eat World
Producer: Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Jimmy Eat World

All the Way (Stay) is the lead single off of off Jimmy Eat World's album Surviving.

Appears On

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

Going out, we hope to lose ourselves

Then get found in unlikely places

A little presumption's all you need

To end up empty

Who really says they hope they'll meet the one

For the first time at a bar drinking early?

Easy enough to say "Hey man, I'm done"

And never hear them say

[Chorus]

Oh, honey, if you stay, hey, hey

We go all the way

But how am I supposed to know, oh, no

When to let the feelings show?

Honey, if you stay, hey, hey

We take it all the way

And no one really knows, oh, no

When to let the feelings show, oh-ho, oh-ho

Oh-oh, oh-oh

[Verse 2]

We get discouraged by the pointlessness

And we're pretty quick to judge things pointless

There's what I want and what I need

And the latter takes a while to see

It doesn't matter how often, how old

It starts with an awkward beginning

I believe that what I've learned has worth

And what I choose to do means something

[Chorus]

So honey, if you stay, hey, hey

We go all the way

But how am I supposed to know, oh, no

When to let the feelings show?

Honey, if you stay, hey, hey

We take it all the way

'Cause no one really knows, oh, no

When to let the feelings show, oh-ho, oh-ho

[Bridge]

Crowds and the noise receding

Down to just you and me, yeah

We could do anything you want

[Chorus]

So honey, if you stay, hey, hey

We go all the way

But how am I supposed to know, oh, no

When to let the feelings show?

Honey, if you stay, hey, hey

We take it all the way

Whoever really knows, oh, no

When to let the feelings show? Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh

[Outro]

When to let the feelings show, oh-oh, oh-oh

When to let the feelings show, oh-oh, oh-oh

When to let the feelings show, oh-oh, oh-oh

When to let the feelings show, oh-oh, oh-oh

When to let the feelings show, oh-oh, oh-oh

When to let the feelings show, oh-oh, oh-oh

Recording Details

Recorded at Unit 2, Chez JMJ, and East West [1] All the Way (Stay) features a saxophone solo, played by Fitz and the Tantrums member James King, as well as vocals from Rachel Haden. The song's message It talks about building up an image of yourself, and failing to meet it, until you let the real you show through. [2]

On the saxophone, Adkins said the band had wanted to include a gag that is heard in 1980s music, which is include a solo from an instrument that isn't heard anywhere else in the song. [3]

Reception

On 2019-09-23 Surviving was announced for release the following month, and "All the Way (Stay)" was released as a single. A music video was released for the song, directed by Daniel Carberry. It shows two parallel adventures of drifters, who play pool, smoke in bowling alleys, and get naked in laundromats. [4] On 2019-10-10 the band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where they played "All the Way (Stay)" and "Love Never". [5]

Surviving was released on October 18.

Personnel

Jimmy Eat World

Additional musicians

Production

Other Versions

Also recorded by Jim Adkins at the Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ [6]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr0cFAT1Z2c&feature=share

See Also

References

  1. Surving (booklet) - 19075973512, Jimmy Eat World, 2019-10-18, RCA Records,
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRwhCZxcuCc, Jimmy Eat World – 'All The Way (Stay)' | Song Stories, 2019-10-01, NME, NME, 2021-01-31, Transcript 00:00 [Music] 00:02 we record all the time 00:06 on our own and we save everything 00:09 because you never know when something 00:10 you're working on that doesn't pan out 00:13 into a song you might cannibalize later 00:16 because it it just something about it 00:18 works and you can fit it in the chorus 00:20 for all the way stay was one of those 00:24 things that just never seemed to work 00:26 and we kind of put it away like a long 00:30 time ago when we were working on 00:32 material for surviving we had the first 00:34 part of it which is you know kind of 00:36 like a start-stop thing and then it was 00:39 like well feels like it should open up 00:41 and kind of get going here but you know 00:45 what would work is this crazy old idea 00:47 that would you know induce count so get 00:49 put it in it was like the same key and 00:52 you know the melody fit and it just it 00:54 just worked I think it's it's just sort 01:03 of like one of those it's just really 01:05 fun to play you know because of like the 01:07 all the negative space in like the verse 01:10 section it just feels kind of heavy even 01:13 though it's like a fun kind of up 01:15 lifting sort of tune it's like the the 01:18 heaviness of the start-stop riff part 01:21 this is fun to play like on the day we 01:23 recorded it we kind of like the way we 01:25 record is you know we'll do the drums 01:27 first and then the base and then the 01:30 guitars and the vocals so like the days 01:31 are spread out but I think just from a 01:33 you know from a drum perspective it's a 01:36 fun rhythmic song because of like what 01:38 Jim was saying is like that negative 01:40 space and that's the simplicity of just 01:42 like the kick drum and the flam's on the 01:44 snare 01:47 [Music] 01:50 in the 80s there always be some rippen 01:52 like solo or lead that comes in right as 01:55 your song is fading out so it's like ah 01:58 about what James ended up James from 02:01 fits in the trance rooms plays sax on it 02:03 like what he end up doing was so cool is 02:05 kept the whole thing we were gonna fade 02:07 out so now it's just like minute and a 02:09 half just jam 02:14 [Music] 02:17 everybody's trying to present themselves 02:21 in a maybe a heightened state of 02:24 perfection like with everyone you know 02:27 all social media dating apps you know 02:30 it's like you're constantly trying to 02:32 present this this higher version of you 02:34 and when you get a chance to connect 02:38 with somebody in real life then you are 02:40 constantly struggling to live up to that 02:42 and you know I guess like I just said 02:45 the song is about like trying to lead 02:46 with your authentic self because then 02:48 there's no none of that trying to live 02:52 up to some imaginary expectation that 02:54 was never real to begin with 02:56 [Music] 02:59 you 02:59 [Music],
  3. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8532664/jimmy-eat-world-interview-jim-adkins-surviving, Jimmy Eat World's Survival Guide: Frontman Jim Adkins On The Band's History You've Never Heard, Payne, Chris, 2019-10-14, Billboard.com, Billboard, 2021-01-31, We always wanted to try this gag that happens a lot in '80s music: you get to the end of the song and then this ripping solo of something that hasn't yet appeared in the song just kicks in and then it fades out. [Saxophonist] James [King] from Fitz and the Tantrums came to the plate and we just left it all in.,
  4. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jimmy-eat-world-all-the-way-stay-888692/, Jimmy Eat World Preview 10th Studio Album With 'All the Way (Stay)', Shaffer, Claire, 2019-09-23, Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone, 2021-01-31, Jimmy Eat World shared a new song, “All the Way (Stay),” from their 10th studio album, Surviving, set to arrive October 18th via RCA Records. “All the Way (Stay)” arrived with an accompanying video, directed by Daniel Carberry, which features the parallel stories of two drifters who spend their time smoking in abandoned bowling alleys, playing pool, getting naked in laundromats and eating some very messy burgers. “‘All The Way (Stay)’ extolls the virtues of letting people discover the real you while exposing your vulnerabilities,” the band said in a statement. Surviving follows Jimmy Eat World’s 2016 album Integrity Blues. Lead singer and guitarist Jim Adkins said of the new LP, “Surviving explores some of the different kinds of weights my ego tells me I have to carry, what I see people around me choosing to carry and what I have found to be the truth when I choose to let go.” Jimmy Eat World also issued a newly recorded version of “Love Never,” their 2018 single, which will be included on Surviving as well.,
  5. https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/10/jimmy-eat-world-all-the-way-stay-love-never-kimmel/, Jimmy Eat World perform “Love Never” and “All the Way (Stay)” on Kimmel: Watch, CoS Staff, 2019-10-11,
  6. https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/jim-adkins/2020/crescent-ballroom-phoenix-az-5b996798.html, Jim Adkins Setlist, 2020-03-27, stelist.fm, 2021-01-31,

External Links

Jimmy Eat Pod Episode Link: https://www.jimmyeatpod.com/032-all-the-way-stay/

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https://www.reddit.com/r/JimmyEatWorld/comments/diot68/song_of_the_week_all_the_way_stay/

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