"Peaceful the World Lays Me Down" as written by and Charles Fink....
Oh, well it's hard to look deep into your soul.
Not everything you'll find will be perfect gold.
There are ghosts and demons that hide in the dark.
Oh, they wait till you find them and then they laugh.
Oh, they know that my body is no way good enough.
Know that my heart is no way strong enough for the missiles that love brings.
When I recoil in fear, oh, the demons shake.

But it's a hollow love for a heart with no blood
In its veins.

Oh, there is no endless devotion,
That is free from the force of erosion.
Oh, if you don't believin' God,
How can you believe in life?
When we're all just matter that will one day scatter,
When peaceful the world lays us down.
Oh and finding love is a matter of luck,
And unsettled lovers move from fuc to fuck.
Oh, and compare their achievements like discussing
And compare their aberrations with romantic quotations,
Oh, as peaceful, the world watches down.

You were blown out of the water.
Oh, and we walk o the feet we have grown.
And we were given a heart, of which love is a part.
Oh, and we cornered the thing from which all life will spring.
And it gave value to the world.
I surrender

Lyrics submitted by niamhOMFG, edited by Cultmagic, sachichris, Jschurman

"Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down" as written by Charles Fink

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is the classiest and sweetest way I have ever seen "fuck" used
    xiaphiason September 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I hear this song I can't help but think about it as a story. It's true that the story reflects upon the futility of an individual human's life in the grand scope of the world, but there is so much more to this song that just that fact. To the story...

    The conflict is introduced within the first couple lines about a person being at odds with his/her demons. The personal demons are so powerful that they prevent this person from ever falling in love again. When I heard the lines, "Oh it's a hollow love, for a heart with no blood, in its veins" the last line initially sounded like, "...and it's vain". I'm sure I simply misheard it, but I can't help but think about how it makes sense either way. Obviously, the narrator is having trouble seeing life beyond his/her own selfish being, and that line transitions into the next section of the story.

    The second verse is the rising action and anti-climax. Now the narrator is having issues reconciling the emotion of love on a large scale since it seems doomed from the onset, and humans are governed by a innate sense to procreate just like any other species. I especially appreciate the line about believing in God. A person has to believe that love exists; there's nothing tangible about it. The same goes for a person who believes in a god; they do so not because anyone proved it to them (most of time) but simply because it's a matter of faith. The narrator seems to come to the conclusion that love doesn't really exist because of the luck involved in finding that perfect companion, and because the world is in perpetual motion with no consideration to any of its creations.

    The third verse is the climax in which a compromise is reached between biology and faith in a force greater than the human being (whether that be a god or love). If humans evolved as a process of nature so did everything incorporated with them. All the emotions connected to the human heart have their niche because it helps people place value on things and prioritize their lives. Without love; sympathy, compassion, honesty, empathy and guilt could not exist.

    Finally, the last verse is the denouement and falling action. The narrator realizes that the world governs his/her life and even though love can bring hardships its human nature to pursue love. Striving to find love (and simply exist) may seem futile on an individual level at times with consideration of the world as a whole, but without love, people around the world would act only in self-interest from which very little good would come.

    That's my interpretation of the song. I may have spent far too much time listening to and analyzing it lately, but it's a really great song. Sorry for such a long post, I just wanted to get that out there. Thanks
    HunnaColeon August 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about addressing the pointlessness of life, in a hopeful way

    there's a missing verse:
    Oh consider the world just for a moment
    Oh and it’s gone before we even know
    Oh but I’ll follow it round
    I’ll follow it round
    Yeah I’ll follow it round
    I’ll follow it round
    ‘Til peaceful the world lays me down

    i think this final verse concludes the whole sentiment: yeah, individual life is without real significance, but i'll go along with it
    morningmorgantownon June 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I agree, this song is definately about the pointlessness in life. Your life doesnt matter in the world because someday you will die, and life will still go on. Its all part of a cycle.
    nearlymeaningiton October 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally dig this song, wish I could find some tabs/chords for it on the web.
    BakeCarrotson August 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about the pointlessness in life without some love
    Such a great song!

    Artybyrdon May 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfavorite song ever
    Rooftopchiefinon July 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'and we CALLED IT the thing from which all life will spring.'

    is the correct lyric.
    comedancingon December 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful.

    i believe it has to do with the faith within us.

    if we dont find peace inside...we wont find it
    MaddyUnderstoodon July 12, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning/my interpretation: WIthout God we cannot find love. And we'll all die someday, this is inevitable, but You have to have God to live.. We'll never be good or strong enough to earn or match up to Love (God's love), demons will always be at our doorstep. But There is hope and there is life brought to us by God.

    I think this song may just be my new favorite.... LOVE THIS SONG :)
    softhoughton October 23, 2012   Link

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