Meanings of "At stake"
At risk or at issue, in question.
быть поставленным на карту; находиться под угрозой, под вопросом; быть в опасности.
"At stake" in lyrics
That whispering that clearly said to me: Keep it to yourself! To you (yeah)
Bewitched, I trusted, fell in your dance, your dance (yeah)
Love is not at stake, it will be without me
I know that love
Okay, let me ponder,
I really can't resent you your doubts
but you need to know that here everything is at stake<fn>lit. "that this is about everything"</fn>,
not just the name which is written on your satchel,
But, in fact, you understand that it’s not right
To put your whole life at risk,
That the great castlings are not the ones at stake,
But the blood which boils or freezes.
When they wander they end up in your face
They are quite often naked, some people glove them
Some are put at stake[fn]"mettre sa main à couper("stake one's hand to be cut off") is like "betting your bottom dollar on smt.". Sorry, I could not find any English equivalent there either.[/fn], some people ask them[fn]in marriage[/fn]