Lay Me Down

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It's a love-hate song, or it's the story of one man's unhealthy relationship with research chemicals - you decide. With Andy Adams on the drums, Benn Cordrey on bass, Dan Clark on lead guitar and piano, and Slim doing the rest. "C'mon and Lay Me Down, Throw your loving arms all around, Break my heart as you Lay Me Down, With the ferryman singing 'Golden Brown', He's knock-knocking on my door."

lyrics

You travelled far over land and over sea
From a factory far away in China
You reached my door long before I turned the key
And every day I needed more and more

I held you with me everywhere that I was going
I fell in love but all the while you were making other plans


Come on and lay me down, throw your loving arms all around
Break my heart as you lay me down, with the ferryman singing ‘Golden Brown’
He’s knock-knocking on my door


A mad obsession, I couldn’t put you down
As tough as nailing jelly to a dartboard
My best friends said you would only bring me down
I was dying a happy man

The hours flew way past stupid o’clock in the morning
And in never-ending tears for days later I would drown


C’mon and lay me down, throw your loving arms all around
Break my heart as you lay me down, with the ferryman singing ‘Golden Brown’

Lay me down, throw your loving arms all around
Break my heart as you lay me down, with the ferryman singing ‘Golden Brown’
He’s knock-knocking on my door

He’s knock-knock-knocking on my door


You gave me love, a thousand sparks, to keep this fire burning
But something’s tearing up my heart, I just can’t sleep
Oh won’t you lay me down, down, down
Just lay me down, down, down
Just lay me down


C’mon and lay me down, throw your loving arms all around
Break my heart as you lay me down, with the ferryman singing ‘Golden Brown’

Lay me down, throw your loving arms all around
Break my heart as you lay me down, with the ferryman singing ‘Golden Brown’
He’s knock-knocking on my door

He’s knock-knock-knocking on my door
He’s knock-knock-knocking on my door

C’mon and lay me down
C’mon and lay me down
C’mon and lay me down

credits

from Gallows Tree Tales, released August 8, 2012
Music and lyrics: Slim

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Slim London, UK

Slim's new LP is a barn-storming folk-rock romp through tales of love, loss, booze and madness. With big productions, there's everything from americana, celtic folk, country balladeering, and even a gospel choir thrown in for good measure there'll be a full tour to come and of course, a fair few 'Gallows Tree Tales' to tell. Visit www.slim-music.com to keep in touch and join the Facebook page!:o) ... more

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