"Now I Lay Thee Down" as written by Philip John Demmel, Adam Duce, Robert Conrad Flynn and Dave Mcclain....
Oh, I want to know
How it feels when we die
Can you take me under?

Dream over, grieve no more
And I breathe one last time
Now I lay thee down

Oh, she watched me leave
Me bleeding on the floor
As she takes me under

Dream over, grieve no more
And I breathe one last time
Now I lay thee down

Oh, godless mimicry while lights cemetery
Flashes of the angel's ivory wings
Images so many broken dreams

Of pain, terror, fear crippling
Follow the light into the tunnel
Or will it end up in a black hole?
Follow the light into the tunnel, dead in its end

Was it lost? Was it murdered?
Within the eye of the beholder
Was it lost? Was it murdered?
Within the eye of the beholder

What have I done?
I've gone and killed
The only one I love
How could I do this?

I'm screaming at God
Why do you curse me?
Fuck it, loaded, sever the day

Dream over, grieve no more
And breathe one last time
Now I lay thee
Now I lay thee down, underground



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"Now I Lay Thee Down" as written by Dave Mcclain Adam Duce

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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs on the new album. I think this is about someone wanting to die/having a bad life as it seems and saying things will be better when your dead? I think it has more meaning than that but thats what I get out of it. Good song anyways
    RedFactoryon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI remember seeing an interview with Rob Flynn when he mentioned this song and to him how it's lke a Romeo and Juliet style story. A guy wants to die and his girlfriend helps him to commit suicide (1st half of the song is written from the point of view of this guy) and then in the last verse we see from the girlfriend's point of view, how she feels incredible guilt and kills herself also.
    Millertronon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is definately my 3rd favorite behind Clenching the Fists and Halo. I love this song. I agree with the "fucked up Romeo and Juliet" part, as I read it somewhere too.
    killswitch916on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis seems like a story about someone who, after years of loving them, accidentally kills the one they love. It may have been by accident or they lost control. So they finally realize what they've done and they mourn them, then he eventually blames God for what happened, as shown in the bridge. Great song.
    sutchyon May 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wish there was a bass tab for this. That section right before the solo has a sexy bass riff.
    fourstringslayeron February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI wish there was a bass tab for this. That section right before the solo has a sexy bass riff.
    fourstringslayeron February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI wish there was a bass tab for this. That section right before the solo has a sexy bass riff.
    fourstringslayeron February 17, 2011   Link

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