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2021 Music Hole Award Winner
GoldenMusic.png This article is a winner of the 2021 Music Hole Awards. It won for the following category: Best Season 7+8 Song. It was also nominated for the categories, "Best Marceline Song," "Best Emotional Song," and "Best Song" but it didn't win for any of them.
2021 Golden Stake Nomination
SilverStake.png This article was nominated in the 2021 Golden Stake Awards. It was nominated for the following category: Best Song
However, it didn't win for this category

"Everything Stays" is a song featured in "Everything Stays", where Marceline's mother sings it to comfort a young Marceline. It is sung by Marceline herself in the final scene of "The Dark Cloud".

It is the first song that Rebecca Sugar wrote for Adventure Time after leaving the show to work on Steven Universe. The song was first revealed at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con Adventure Time & Steven Universe panel.

Lyrics

Lyrics (Marceline solo)

Marceline: Let's go in the garden
You'll find something waiting
Right there where you left it
Lying upside down
When you finally find it
You'll see how it's faded
The underside is lighter
When you turn it around
Everything stays
Right where you left it
Everything stays
But it still changes
Ever so slightly
Daily and nightly
In little ways
When everything stays


Lyrics (as sung by Marceline and her mother)

Marceline's mom: Let's go in the garden
You'll find something waiting
Together: Right there where you left it
Lying upside down
When you finally find it
You'll see how it's faded
The underside is lighter
When you turn it around
Everything stays
Right where you left it


SDCC 2017 performance

Rebecca: Let's go in the garden
You'll find something waiting
Right there where you left it
Lying upside down
When you finally find it
You'll see how it's faded
The underside is lighter
When you turn it around
Everything stays
Right where you left it
Everything stays
But it still changes
Ever so slightly
Daily and nightly
In little ways
When everything stays
Olivia: (humming)
Everything stays
Right where you left it
Everything stays
But it still changes
Ever so slightly
Daily and nightly
In little ways
When everything stays
Both: Ever so slightly
Daily and nightly
In little ways
When everything stays


SDCC 2018 performance

Rebecca: Let's go in the garden
You'll find something waiting
Right there where you left it
Lying upside down
When you finally find it
You'll see how it's faded
The underside is lighter
When you turn it around
Everything stays
Right where you left it
Everything stays
But it still changes
Ever so slightly
Daily and nightly
In little ways
When everything stays
Olivia: Go down to the ocean
the crystal tide is raising
the water's gotten higher
as the shore washes out
keep your eyes wide open
even when the sun is blazing
the moon controls the tide
it can cause you to drown
Everything stays
Right where you left it
Everything stays
But it still changes
Ever so slightly
Daily and nightly
In little ways
When everything stays
Both: Ever so slightly
Daily and nightly
In little ways
When everything stays


Chords

Intro/Outro

Gmaj7 Cmaj7 Gmaj7 Cmaj7

Verse

Gmaj7 Cmaj7 Gmaj7 F#dim7

Em C7 Gmaj7 D

Gmaj7 Cmaj7 Gmaj7 F#dim7

Em C7 Gmaj7 D

Chorus

[first 3 beats silent] Am Em ("Everything stays right where you left it")

Em D F#dim7 Em ("Everything stays, but it still changes")

G7 Cmaj7 Cm7 Gmaj7 ("Ever so slightly, daily and nightly")

Gmaj7 D ("In little ways, when everything stays")

[N.B. Each line of chords is 4 counts of 3 beats. Some chords last for 6 beats. These have been bolded.]

Trivia

  • It is the first song to be played in the Stakes miniseries.
  • When this song was sung to Marceline by her mother, it possibly inspired her love for music.
  • This song was inspired by a stuffed rabbit Rebecca Sugar owned as a child which at one point was lost in her garden: when she found it 6 months later the toy's belly had faded to a white color. Spinel, a character from Steven Universe, was inspired by the same toy.[1]
  • An extended version of the song which features the verse in the SDCC 2018 performance is available to stream on Spotify .
  • In April 5, 2020, the 10th anniversary of Adventure Time, Olivia Olson commented in the live stream that this is one of her two favorite Marceline songs (the other one is "Slow Dance With You").[2]

External links

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbBaGRboDVs
  2. Olson: "My favorite Marceline song is probably “Everything Stays” or “Slow – “"
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