This song was originally used in the film Reality Bites. The film’s co-star, Ethan Hawke, was a friend of Lisa Loeb’s and he brought the song to the attention of director Ben Stiller. Hawke would then go on to direct the music video for Stay. This was not only Lisa Loeb’s first music video but it was also Ethan Hawke’s directorial debut. Filmed in a SoHo loft, the video featured not only Lisa Loeb but also Ethan Hawke’s cat.