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”
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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They’re probably one of my favourite bands, and I’ve just booked myself a ticket to go and see them in the Netherlands in March – so excited!
A good choice anytime!
This is totally new to me! Thanks for sharing. Cheers.