"Come Lay Down" as written by Jay Clifford and Howie Day....
come lay down at the edge
Come lay down at the broken edge
Come lay down at the feet of angels
Eyeing you in a northern sky

Come lay down at the end
Come lay down where the times suspended
Come lay down and hear the voices
Calling you from a northern sky

Follow me and don't look down
You're alright
Come with me forget you're high
It's alright in all

Your eyes are open and singing
Your eyes are open
and not quite breathing
Your eyes are open
You're seeing things
That I can't see as hard as I try

Follow me and don't look down
You're alright
Come with me forget you're high
It's all right
and alright

Don't look down
Keep your eyes off the ground
So afraid
These days will fall
Like tears down your face

Fallow me and don't look down
You're alright
Come with me forget you're high
It's alright
And alright,
Follow me don't look down
You're alright
Come with me forget you're high
It's alright, alright


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"Come Lay Down" as written by Jay Clifford Howie Day

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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who is afraid to trust him. Maybe she thinks he's not the right person for her, or she keeps trying to come up with reasons to stay grounded and not give in to him, while he is telling her that "it's alright" and "don't look down". But sometimes love doesn't make sense, and she has to let go of her fears and follow him because it might just be wonderful. who knows.
    anikaoconnoron December 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis songs sound a bit suicidal... with the combinations of notes and instruments used, it seems like a person on the verge of suicidal.. almost like a voice calling the person to "lay down" at the edge of life
    cuttingedgeon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcuttingedge i think YOU'RE a bit suicidal. cutting edge...?? wierd.
    tyguy7on July 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcuttingedge i think YOU'RE a bit suicidal. cutting edge...?? wierd.
    tyguy7on July 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and i think that anikaoconnor nailed it with the meaning....nice job
    gina7248on August 26, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song begins with strange sounds, they create an otherworldly, mysterious, almost frightening feel to the song.
    I believe the song has to do with death. "The end" is a pretty clear reference to death, "broken end" suggests a painful ending--as cuttingedge said, perhaps suicidal. Laying down "at the feet of angels" is probably the strongest clue to the death interpretation, though. "Where time suspends" gives a timeless aspect to it, suggesting eternity/afterlife. Hearing voices--might be a reference to the voices of angels or other supernatural beings--which is made clearer with the following line, "calling you from a northern sky." What else would call to you from the sky? Sky implies heaven--being called to the sky implies being called from this world to the next--essentially, death.
    The chorus is reassuring--as though from someone who there for guidance, whether a departed loved one or an angel is not clear. "Don't look down" clearly means they're going up--towards the sky, towards whomever is calling from the sky.
    The next stanza clarifies the whole death scene, as expressed from an observer: the person's eyes are open, they're not quite breathing, and they're seeing things no one here on earth can even imagine. Implies they're dying.
    The line "so afraid...these days will fall like tears down your face" may point to a suicide. No doubt anyone close to death would be afraid. "Days" are associated with tears falling down someone's face--implying that the person is hurting, and has been for some time. Again the dying person is reassured that the time of suffering is coming to an end.
    The song ends with discordant crashing sounds--like a car accident, the end of something terrible and inevitable and painful---the "broken end."
    artistaon January 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI kinda think it's about rape/sexual assault
    liktheangelon October 21, 2011   Link

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