"Lay Your Hands On Me" as written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Joy Currie and Joseph Martin Leeway....
This old life seemed much too long
With little point in going on
I couldn't think of what to say
Words just vanished in the haze
I was feeling cold and tired
Yeah kinda sad and uninspired
But when it almost seemed too much
I see your face
And sense the grace
And feel the magic in your touch
(chorus)
OH LAY YOUR HANDS
LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME
OH LAY YOUR HANDS
WOO-OO-OO-OO!
OH LAY YOUR HANDS
OH LAY HOUR HANDS ON ME
Back and forth across the sea
I have chased so many dreams
But I have never felt the grace
That I have felt in your embrace
Oh I was tired and I was cold
Yeah with a hunger in my soul
When it almost seemed too much
I see your face
And sense the grace
And feel the magic in your touch
(REPEAT CHORUS)
Now you made me feel so good
Yeah like I never ever thought I would
You know you make me feel so strong
And now our laughter just goes on and on
So c'mon lay your hands on me
Cause close to you is where I really want to be
And if it ever gets too much
I see your face
And sense the grace
And feel the magic in our touch
(REPEAT CHORUS TO FADE)


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"Lay Your Hands On Me" as written by Joseph Martin Leeway Alannah Joy Currie

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    General CommentNo one commented on this song? I am amazed! This is easily one of my favorite Thompson Twins songs out there!
    DesertRose98on September 08, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe beginning of the songs would indicate someone that is very depressed, possibly even suicidal. But as time went on, by luck or by destiny an answer came in the form of religion or love or both?

    The term 'lay your hands' would indicate some sort of religious healing. It is still thought to this day that some gifted people possess the ability to heal others by concentrating and touching others in the area of affliction. In fact, modern day nursing encourages this technique and it is called "therapeutic touch".
    nimhneedsmeon January 31, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"We were interested in the idea of group rituals of that sort, and particularly how it relates to artist, performer, and audience. And of course we're not the first people to make use of that. Many, many, many artists have employed those kind of ideas, so it's not specifically biblical.

    It's nonspecifically religious. It looks at religious ritual in that way, and then draws a kind of metaphor - I've always been very fond of the kind of layered metaphor where the song can be about one thing but also about another. That's part of a really ancient and noble tradition of religious writing of music.

    Typically, people talk about their love for God in a religious song, but what they're also saying is that they love someone human. It's a way of evoking that immense emotional weight into a song." -Tom Bailey
    hitherto19711on November 07, 2014   Link

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