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Stay With Me is a song performed by Meryl Streep as the Witch in the film Into the Woods. The song is also found in the musical by the same name.

Lyrics

The Witch:

What did I clearly say?

Children must listen.


Rapunzel:

No, no, please!


The Witch:

What were you not to do?

Children must see--


Rapunzel:

No!


The Witch:

And learn.

Why could you not obey?

Children should listen.

What have I been to you?

What would you have me be, hansom like a prince?

Ah, but I'm old.

I am ugly.

I embarrass you.


Rapunzel:

No!


Witch:

You are ashamed of me.


Rapunzel:

No!


The Witch:

You are ashamed.

You don't understand.


Rapunzel:

I’m no longer a child.

I wish to see the world.


The Witch:

Don't you know what's out there in the world?

Someone has to shield you from the world.

Stay with me.


Princes wait there in the world, it's true.

Princes, yes, but wolves and humans, too.

Stay at home.

I am home.


Who out there could love you more than I?

What out there that I cannot supply?

Stay with me.


Stay with me, the world is dark and wild.

Stay a child while you can be a child.

With me.


v - e - d
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Media
Into the Woods
Characters
The BakerThe WitchThe Baker's WifeThe WolfCinderellaPrince CharmingJackJack's MotherRapunzelRapunzel's PrinceCinderella's MotherFlorindaLucindaLittle Red Riding HoodThe GiantGrannyThe Baker's Father
Locations
The WoodsThe Baker's HouseCinderella's HouseRapunzel's TowerKing's Castle • Jack's House • Grandmother's House
Songs
PrologueCinderella at the GraveHello, Little GirlI Know Things NowA Very Nice PrinceGiants in the SkyAgonyIt Takes TwoStay with MeOn the Steps of the PalaceWitch's LamentMoments in the WoodsYour FaultLast MidnightNo One is AloneChildren Will Listen
Other
The Witch's CurseRed Riding HoodCinderella Golden SlippersMagic BeansMilky WhiteRapunzel's HairThe Giant's HarpThe Beanstalk