"Lately" as written by Lazonate Franklin, Kaz James, Macy Gray, Rise Brothers and Honey Larochell....
That the sky would lift
That I'd find my place
That I'd see your face in the door
And the sun would glint
An a time well spent
An a time that ain't no more

Taste the broken hearts
In the vacant lots
See the fruit that rots on the trees
Try to turn my head
Leave it all for dead
But it's in my mind always

Honey lately I've been way down
A load on my mind
Honey lately I've been way down
Load on my mind

Someone tell me where did it go
Darling I'm damned if I know
I seen that look in your eye
No-one ever gave it a chance
I could have said in advance
You saw it all at a glance
And goodbye

Drag a salted kiss
From this cup of bliss
Watch a new lie twist on the breeze

You can paint it red
Leave it all for dead
But it's in my head always

Honey lately I've been way down
A load on my mind
Honey lately I've been way down
Load on my mind

Someone tell me where did it go
Darling I'm damned if I know
I seen that look in your eye
No-one ever gave it a chance
I could have said in advance
You saw it all at a glance
And goodbye

Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

Honey lately I've been way down
Honey lately I've been way down
Honey lately I've been way down
Honey lately I've been way down
Lately
Lately


Lyrics submitted by Joekubrick

"Lately" as written by Lazonate Franklin Rise Brothers

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Lately song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General Commenti don't know why you said its fairly easy to understand, and then hardly explain it...

    i think its about the past, and how he wishes he could relive his greatest times again with possibly his loved one. but he realized that no matter how you put it (what color you paint it), its in the past. he knows he has to leave the good times behind but at the same time he realizes that they're a part of him and he'll never fully move on
    soulfighter17on January 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentForget the album version. If you want to hear THE best version of not only this song, but one of the finest performances of David Gray's career, then take a look at this song on his new DVD. Trust me, you wont be disappointed.
    the_sas_manon August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimply beautiful.
    Anraon August 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this one is fairly easy to understand, but the back and forth in the bridge I find extremely catchy. I think this is about discontent at the current situation and everything that goes to waste ("fruit that rots on the tree").
    AthenAltenaon March 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSince the "official licensed lyrics" are wrong as hell, here's what's happening:

    That the sky would lift
    That I'd find my place
    That I'd see your face in the door
    And the sun would glint
    On a time well spent
    On a time that ain't no more

    Taste the broken hearts
    In the vacant lots
    See the fruit that rots on the trees
    Try to turn my head
    Leave it all for dead
    But it's in my mind always

    Honey lately I've been way down
    A load on my mind
    Honey lately I've been way down
    Load on my mind

    Someone tell me where did it go
    Darling I'm damned if I know
    I seen that look in your eye
    No one ever gave it a chance
    I could have said in advance
    You saw it all at a glance
    And goodbye

    Drag a salted kiss
    From this cup of bliss
    Watch a new lie twist on the breeze
    You can paint it red
    Leave it all for dead
    But it's in my head always

    Honey lately I've been way down
    A load on my mind
    Honey lately I've been way down
    Load on my mind

    Someone tell me where did it go
    Darling I'm damned if I know
    I seen that look in your eye
    No one ever gave it a chance
    I could have said in advance
    You saw it all at a glance
    And goodbye

    Goodbye

    Honey lately
    I've been way down

    Lately
    T_D_Phoenixon July 02, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain