"Apple of the Eye (Lay me down)" as written by Scott Raymond Chapman, Timothy Alan Crocker, Jake Mathew Grigg, David Crozier Mcbeath and Lachlan William R. Scott....
Something slowly, Tremble in vain
The window is open, it's pouring rain
Thunder and lightning, a Heated night
Sneaky intentions with certain delight

(Lessons)
Lessons to learn, fire tonight
(Reason)
Reason uncertain, we're leaving tonight
(Promise)
Promise refusal, the fashion degree
(Follow)
Follow desire, Wicked pain

Lay me down!
I'm listening
I've already seen a true romance, and it don't look like that

Tell me now,
I'm begging
I've already seen a true romance, and it don't look like that

(Hold it)
Does it distract you, pillar of flesh
(Feel the)
Silver almond, colour in death
(For years)
Foolish desire, needless pain
(Fire)
Fire with fire, Lightless day

Lay me down!
I'm listening
I've already seen a true romance, and it don't look like that

Tell me now,
I'm begging
I've already seen a true romance, and it don't look like that

[Repeat: x2]
Give me the light of opinion
Just give me a goal
Swallow your pride and stop thinking
And give me a goal

Lay me down!
I'm listening
I've already seen a true romance, and it don't look like that

Tell me now,
I'm begging
I've already seen a true romance, and it don't look like that

I've already seen a true romance and it don't look like that
I've already seen a true romance and it don't look like that


Lyrics submitted by Pyrokin

"Apple of the Eye (Lay Me Down)" as written by Jake Grigg David Mcbeath

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    General Commentthis is my first 'something with numbers' song, and not too bad either. To me this song is about people who have been in a relationship for a long time, and no matter how much they crave intimacy, things just dont feel the same... im feeling the chorus, especially enjoying turning that part up as loud as i can, and screaming at the top of my lungs. nice.

    post more comments!
    .:interpreted:.on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song seems to be sung about lust without love.
    He's in a relationship, but the other partner seems not to care for anything besides lust and sex. And he's asking them to tell him, do they love him or not?

    "I've already seen a true romance, and it don't look like that"
    Obviously states that he doesn't feel that what they're doing is considered romantic or having anything to do with love.

    "Promise refusal"
    To me says that the other person can't promise him something, obviously to love him.

    "Does it distract you? Pillar of flesh"
    Erm, I'll let you decide what the pillar of flesh is.
    Pyrokinon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song, and a terrific band! for anyone who hasnt got the cd get out there and buy it, cos this is hot stuuf! if your in australia, get yourself to a gig, something with numbers goes off live. saw them at homebake 06. not sure what this is about, any ideas anyone?? top song though, my favourite!!
    blue_sky_miningon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, could those lyrics be any more off? Heh
    Anyway, heres the ones from the actual booklet:

    Softly and slowly gently in vain
    The window is open its pouring rain
    Thunder and lightning a heated night
    Sneaky intentions but certain delight
    A lesson to learn failure denied
    Reason uncertain I'm leaving tonight
    Promise refusal deflection degrade
    Bottle desire liquid pain

    Lay me down I'm listening,
    I've already seen a true romance
    And it don't look like that
    Tell me now I'm begging
    I've already seen a true romance
    And it don't look like that

    Perfect distraction pale flesh
    Silver armor covering death
    Boyish desire needless pain
    Fire is fire light as day

    Lay me down I'm listening,
    I've already seen a true romance
    And it don't look like that
    Tell me now I'm begging
    I've already seen a true romance
    And it don't look like that

    Give me the right of opinion
    Just give me a go
    Swallow your pride and stop thinking
    Give me a go
    Give me the right of opinion
    Just give me a go
    Swallow your pride and stop thinking
    Give me a go

    Lay me down I'm listening,
    I've already seen a true romance
    And it don't look like that
    Tell me now I'm begging
    I've already seen a true romance
    And it don't look like that

    I've already seen a true romance
    And it don't look like that

    I've already seen a true romance
    And it don't look like that
    rtha87on December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNote that Tim (the backup singer) sings the first word that Jake (lead singer) sings on the next line. I forgot to chuck that in.

    ie:
    (Perfect)
    Perfect distraction pale flesh
    (Silver)
    Silver armor covering death
    rtha87on December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a cool little tune. Anyone think it may be about a secret kinda relationship based on desire and lust? But maybe they can't reveal themselves for whatever reason. Or maybe its about a boring kinda relationship an he dreams of more desirable things from it. Eh, who knows.

    This is a good line:
    "Bottle desire liquid pain"
    !!**!!on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentagree with the lustful opinions set forth so far, and also agree that SWN is an awesome band, making me proud to be an aussie. i'd just like to add a little suggestion - perhaps this song tells of lust beyond just this relationship? perhaps both/one of them involved get around and this guy wants to go steady with this one person? read over those early verses and tell me what ya think
    punkchris55on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfav line "sneaky intentions, but certain delight" one of the best songs i've heard...amazing introduction...so good in the intro when the bass kicks in...it justs all fits....great song...thanks rtha87 for the right lyrics...i was cringing...reading the originals :)
    popnlockon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmaybe this is just my warped way of thinking lol...but i think it has something to do with drugs? in referrance to "softly and slowly, gently in vain" (or vein) a couple of other things too maybe..give it a go see what u think..i would definatly like to be wrong! whatever its about..i'm loving it :)
    shellsangelon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentshellsangel
    you could very well be right
    i thought that it was to do with alcohol abuse, so drugs would be type of thing
    but if it is about relationships i dont think that its from the point of view of someone in a relationship but rather someone looking in from the outside...

    i definately get a negative feel about this song, like something is seriously wrong
    like desperation


    great song
    shopaon September 07, 2007   Link

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