Oysterband: Lay Your Dreams Down Gently

I was struggling to come up with a song for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme – ‘falling’. So I’m sharing this song, from the Oysterband’s 2014 album Diamonds on the Water. It hasn’t actually got anything to do with falling, but I’m going to justify it on the grounds that when you’re falling for someone, you want to know all about their dreams and their story, good or bad.

let's pour oil on stormy waters
calm the winds once more
don't want hurricanes or lightning
just want to lie here on the shore
so lay down a blanket
that we might watch the sky
lay your dreams down gently by me

when I reach out I will touch
pebbles and cool sand
broken shells, cotton jeans
the fingers of your hand
now tell me your story
I want to understand
lay your dreams down gently by me

won't you lay your dreams down gently
lay your dreams by me
lay your dreams down gently by me

listen to the calling gulls
the murmur of the tide
fortune spun the wheel for us
and luck was on our side
stare into the endless blue
with eyes open so wide
lay your dreams down gently by me

won't you lay your dreams down gently
lay your dreams by me
lay your dreams down gently by me

Alan Prosser, 2014: lyrics borrowed from oysterband.co.uk

4 thoughts on “Oysterband: Lay Your Dreams Down Gently

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this band before, much less this song. Good stuff, and so true. I’m single but if I ever do date again I’d like to know everything about a potential partner before taking the plunge.

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