"Live With Me (feat. Terry Callier)" as written by Terry Callier, Neil Davidge and Robert Del Naja....
It don't matter, when you turn
Gonna survive, live and learn.
I've been thinking about you baby
By the light of dawn, and in my blues
Day and night, I been missing you

I've been thinking about you baby,
Almost makes me crazy,
Come and live with me

Either way, win or lose,
When you're born into trouble you live the blues

I've been thinking about you baby

See it almost makes me crazy child
Nothing's right if you ain't here
I'd give all that I have just to, keep you near
I wrote you a letter and tried to make it clear
That you just don't believe that, I'm sincere.

I've been thinking about you baby

Plans and schemes, hopes and fears
Dreams I've denied for all these years

I've been thinking about you babe, living with me, well
I've been thinking about you baby, makes me wanna, child

Nothing's right, if you ain't here
I give all that I have just to keep you near
I wrote you a letter darlin', trying to make it clear
How much you just don't believe that I'm sincere.
Thinking about you baby, I want you near me


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"Live With Me" as written by Robert Del Naja Neil Davidge

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  • +2
    General CommentWell, no one's commented yet on the lyrics.. pretty straightforward, actually. A common theme of nostalgia, one to which most of us can relate. This is one of those songs that are perfect to listen to when you're recovering from a heartbreak.. hehe, at least it hit me pretty close to home.
    that_guatemalan_guyon July 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGreat cover of this by The Twilight Singers with Mark Lanegan singing lead vocals. Definitely worth checking out for a more Alt Rock take on this.
    xdvron April 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe videos of an alcoholic, so maybe it's someone he's looking out for like a friend whose found themselves in a rough patch (Nothings right when you're not here) or maybe it's the alcoholic's/person in a rough patch crying out for help from a certain person
    OllieHaceon November 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is definitely about a father/daughter relationship, onsidering that Terry Callier gave up his musical career in the 80's for his daughter, when he gained custody of her.
    So, I presume the line "thinking about you baby...in my blues " refers to the time when he was touring with musicians such Gil Scott-Heron. And "I'd give all that I have just to, keep you near" is for him being ready to give up music to have the opportunity of bringing her up.
    And also, the line "you just don't believe that I'm sincere" reveals that probably his daughter doesn't believe him anymore, because he already left her once for the touring.
    And the "child" only confirms that it's definitely not about missing a lover.

    I love this song and the video is also great in it's own interpretation.
    vivere714on January 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMuch better than 100th Window. It's got that emotion that that album tended to lack. Terry Callier has a fantastic Motown voice - I hope he's featured on at least another track on the new album.

    The Bristol sound is alive and kicking - it's the huge string sections and emotion that has always been the domination. We're an emotional bunch.
    xdvron April 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is dark and atmospheric... hmm, but not the best from them. Material from 100th window was good, particularly, Butterfly Caught. :)
    darkhorse_86on May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm a fan of both the new, darker massive attack, and the old-school, more upbeat massive attack...and don't get me wrong, I really liked 100th Window and Mezzanine is one of my 'most listened to albums of all time', but I think I'd like a return to a more 'Blue Lines' sound from them...
    deadeyeduckon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would say Mezzonine is their darkest album so far, actually. For the eponymous track and Inertia Creeps if nothing else.
    Appers66on June 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't necessarily think it's about breaking up, he could just miss her every second she's not there, total infatuation and realising you're in love with someone.

    It's a love song without all the cheesy crap that dominates the charts like Britney etc.

    Mezzanine was definitely darker. I just felt that 100th Window didn't quite have the same classic stamped over it as all their previous albums.
    xdvron August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo, yeah, this song IS slow and beautiful. I love it. It's nostalgic, perhaps also it's a song of ultimatum. It's broken and bluesy but epic and noble with the strings.

    Gosh. God bless that Bristol sound, with heights and yet a funky rhythm section underneath. That's what happens when you live in a city built up and down a hill, you can start making songs with heights and depths at once.
    _ellieon September 04, 2006   Link

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