"Come Down To Me" as written by and Pat Buzzard Joe Cochran....
Words fall out of my mouth
And I can't seem to trace what I'm saying
Everybody wants your time
I'm just dreaming out loud,
I can't have you for mine and I know it
I just wanna watch you shine

Tripping up on my tongue,
It's all over my face and I'm racing
Gotta get away from you
Burning all the way home,
Try to put it to bed but it chases
Every little thing I do

When light falls on your face,
Don't let it change you
When the stars get in your eyes,
Don't let them blind you

You're beautiful
Just the way you are
And I love it all
Every line, and every scar
And I wish that I could make you see
This is where you ought to be,
Come down to me

Spell it out in a song,
Bet you never catch on to my weakness
I'm singing every word for you
Here I'm thinking I'm sly
Then you're catching my eye, and just maybe
You're thinking what I'm thinking too

When you see it on my face,
Don't let it shake you
I know better than to try and
Take you with me


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"Come Down to Me" as written by Pat Buzzard Marti Lynn Dodson Greene

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    General CommentTo me this song means what has happened to me. I really liked a guy at first, then I found out he had a girlfriend. He knew I liked him but really didn't seem to care, eventually I kind of gave up and just wanted him to be happy.
    "Words fall out of my mouth
    And I can't seem to trace what I'm saying
    Everybody wants your time
    I'm just dreaming out loud,
    I can't have you for mine and I know it
    I just wanna watch you shine"

    Then he broke up with his girlfriend and on new years eve he kissed me. He used to never think he was good enough for me but I loved that kid with all my heart even when he was being a dick to me I still couldn't stop loving him.
    "You're beautiful
    Just the way you are
    And I love it all
    Every line, and every scar
    And I wish that I could make you see
    This is where you ought to be,
    Come down to me"

    After a few break ups between us and alot of heartache for the both of us I still love him but if he just wants to be friends (even though it hurts) I just want him to be happy.
    "Tripping up on my tongue,
    It's all over my face and I'm racing
    Gotta get away from you
    Burning all the way home,
    Try to put it to bed but it chases
    Every little thing I do"

    I've tried to explain to him how much I love him and he doesn't seem to believe me he thinks I'm to young to know what love is and he tells me "there are plenty of guys out there" yet all I want is him and I've tried to tell him this. Basically he doesn't love me back and all the time I wish that he did.
    "Spell it out in a song,
    Bet you never catch on to my weakness
    I'm singing every word for you
    Here I'm thinking I'm sly
    Then you're catching my eye, and just maybe
    You're thinking what I'm thinking too"

    I've cried for that boy so much and he sits there and holds me and tells me its going to be okay. I feel like shit but I don't want him to feel bad about it he can't help how I feel and how he doesn't.
    "When you see it on my face,
    Don't let it shake you
    I know better than to try and
    Take you with me"

    When I first heard this song it meant something to me and I didn't even know why. I hadn't even met him yet. Now I know why it means something.
    OminousAttemptson June 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationNobody else even like considered this, but to me, this is a beautiful song, about a girl who is about to commit suicide, and her friend telling her how much she loves her.
    mooooshon July 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationok so i'm new to this site but i have been looking for somewhere i can get my feelings out about songs and what they mean to me so here it goes.

    this song makes me cry every time i hear it. there is this guy i love with all my heart. this song reminds me of the two of us together.

    "Words fall out of my mouth
    And I can't seem to trace what I'm saying"

    I find it really easy to talk to this guy. Some times i don't even know what i'm saying.

    "Everybody wants your time"

    He is always distracted by other people that get him off track with his life.

    "I'm just dreaming out loud,
    I can't have you for mine and I know it"

    This what I'm doing here is me just dreaming out loud. He has struggled with being gay, and that is not a problem with me. that's how i know i can't have him for mine because i'm a girl.

    "I just wanna watch you shine"

    He is always dancing and singing. He wants to be an influence in someone's life.


    "Tripping up on my tongue,
    It's all over my face and I'm racing
    Gotta get away from you
    Burning all the way home,
    Try to put it to bed but it chases
    Every little thing I do"

    Sometimes i just have to run. This guy struggles with drugs and hating himself. I try to run away from the whole thing but the whole thing chases me where ever i go. he is the first thing i think of when i wake up and the last thing i think of when i go to bed. and he is everything i think about during the day.

    "When light falls on your face,
    Don't let it change you
    When the stars get in your eyes,
    Don't let them blind you"

    He gets scared sometimes. and i just want him to know that i will always be here for him.

    "You're beautiful
    Just the way you are
    And I love it all
    Every line, and every scar
    And I wish that I could make you see
    This is where you ought to be,
    Come down to me"

    Like i said he does drugs. He used to do a lot more in the past. He has tried to kill himself many times he has scars all up his arms from where he used to cut himself. now on his right inner wrist he has a tattoo that says the word "Peace"

    "Spell it out in a song,
    Bet you never catch on to my weakness
    I'm singing every word for you
    Here I'm thinking I'm sly
    Then you're catching my eye, and just maybe
    You're thinking what I'm thinking too"

    He writes music and songs all the time. and sometimes he looks at me and i feel that he may feel the same as i do.

    "When you see it on my face,
    Don't let it shake you
    I know better than to try and
    Take you with me"

    I don't want him to be scared when he realizes how much i really love him. I can't force him into anything. But he can follow if he wants.

    This is something that is going on right now in my life and there has been some progress. he has told me that he is straight. When i asked him what he ment he just looked at me and smiled. and yesterday he told me he wanted help to stop the drugs. We cried together. And tonight I'm taking him to our church to talk to one of the youth mentors. I pray to God that all goes great.
    Jennarellaon July 18, 2012   Link
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    General Commentim not too sure what this song means to me..
    two things..

    it can b about someone viewin someone from afar nd just knowin that that other person belongs to them nd that they r beautiful the way they are..
    "Words fall out of my mouth
    And I can't seem to trace what I'm saying
    Everybody wants your time
    I'm just dreaming out loud,
    I can't have you for mine and I know it
    I just wanna watch you shine"


    "Spell it out in a song,
    Bet you never catch on to my weakness
    I'm singing every word for you
    Here I'm thinking I'm sly
    Then you're catching my eye, and just maybe
    You're thinking what I'm thinking too"..this line too also makes me feel this way
    mayb the person is catchin the other persons eye nd thinkin the same exact way..
    beautiful songgg
    SeReNiTyYon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim not too sure what this song means to me..
    two things..

    it can b about someone viewin someone from afar nd just knowin that that other person belongs to them nd that they r beautiful the way they are..
    "Words fall out of my mouth
    And I can't seem to trace what I'm saying
    Everybody wants your time
    I'm just dreaming out loud,
    I can't have you for mine and I know it
    I just wanna watch you shine"


    "Spell it out in a song,
    Bet you never catch on to my weakness
    I'm singing every word for you
    Here I'm thinking I'm sly
    Then you're catching my eye, and just maybe
    You're thinking what I'm thinking too"..this line too also makes me feel this way
    mayb the person is catchin the other persons eye nd thinkin the same exact way..
    beautiful songgg
    SeReNiTyYon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is good
    hottxbeautyon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what this means to me either. All that i know is that when i hear it, i stop. Something happens, idk what it is, but i just stop. And (this sounds really corny..) but i fill with emotion. idk why, but this song does something to me...
    kroggythefroggyon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what this means to me either. All that i know is that when i hear it, i stop. Something happens, idk what it is, but i just stop. And (this sounds really corny..) but i fill with emotion. idk why, but this song does something to me...
    kroggythefroggyon August 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about watching someone that's on a stage, literal or figuratively, people adore that person, everyone wants them, as does she. But she's actually in love with that person, more than just superficial. I think the person she's singing about is getting an ego from it, hence "come down to me." And to not let the fame and attention get to them. Then she tries to go home, to get away from the feelings but it stays with her no matter where she goes. She tries to explain her feelings through a song, through written word. She's hoping he sees how she feels, yet she doesn't for fear of rejection because "I can't have you for mine and I know it." She tries to minimize the pain by saying "Don't let it shake you.." because she already knows he won't want her. She's just among everyone else that vies for that person.
    Great song.
    IncubusRulesAllon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is very good. Beautiful lyrics and awesome vocals by Marti. One of my favorite songs from Saving Jane.
    imjustme38on January 11, 2007   Link

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