"Let Her Down Easy" as written by and Terence Trent / D'arby....
You're top man on the scene
You don't think life comes in between
But hey, she's just seventeen
She feels that she's a worldly girl
But man you've been around the world
She is just some worried daddy's girl
Even though there's nothing I can say
To cheat you and nature any way
Let her down easy
Her heart is on a dime
Let her down easy
And you'll grow up in time
In her strawberry eyes
The way she sees you signifies
That she's susceptible to your velvet lies
But if you must lay her down
May a butterscotch glow be her dressing gown
And please do not lead her on when you leave town
Even though there's nothing I can say
To cheat you and nature any way
Let her down easy
Her heart is on the line
Let her down easy
And you'll grow up in time
She's a woman now
With a daughter to make her proud
In her crayon world of paper clouds
She still remembers you
The first boy that she gave it to
And she laughs at how little then she knew
Her daughter's five and her grandfather adores her (of course)
Let her down easy
Her heart is on the line
Let her down easy
And you'll grow up in time



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"Let Her Down Easy" as written by Terence Trent D'arby

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    General CommentBeautiful, emotional song. I guess it's about coming to terms with growing up and coming to terms with the truth. There are many times I have been let down hard and suddenly. And how I wish those women had heard this song and had just been truthful about everything instead of building something on false promises.

    Okay, it's about a lady in this case - but it's the same thing in the end. Now I laugh at how little I knew when I was a teen! I'm 21 now, and I've found someone who I am certain I have a future with. =)
    AHiFion January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, and of course it is about understanding that virginity is precious too.
    AHiFion January 29, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a wonderful song and one of my favorites. To me, this song is about growing up and how unthoughful and unrespectful acting can damage a person massively, especially when it comes to sexuality.

    Of course, there is nothing wrong with making experiences, but it shouldn't necessarily be experiences to be ashamed of or experiences to regret later on.

    Terence Trent D'Arby sings that there is nothing he can do to cheat to you (the boy) and nature anyway. By this, he refers to the fact, that many young adults make their experiences with sexuality, girls lose their virginity and many guys are out "hunting" for young innocent girls to take their virginity, since many of them are innocent, naive and susceptible to the "velvet lies".

    But even though this "desire" has always been there and that it has always been that way in history, one should never forget to treat that girl respectfully. By sleeping with a virgin, one will always be a part of her life and she probably will never forget one. In the end, she is giving a gift and that every boy should honor that gift and treat the girl with respect.

    The song is an appeal to young men to be kind to the girls. Don't just fill her up, lie to her, play with her and leave her behind after you are done. You should always think about whether you want the girl to think back about you in the future and feel shame or anger, or if you want her to think about you in some good way.
    florian.baethgeon November 07, 2014   Link

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