"Lay Me Back Down" as written by and John Baldwin Gourley....
I remember things, not many things
I don't remember where my feet touch the ground
but I remember every word and every sound

I remember things, not many things
I don't remember when the ships hit the sea
but I remember my name and what they paid for me

they placed me in the bed with the cold hearted people
divided into space.
Lay me back down
in the holes and the warmth that we've warmed up
pour me on in
Lay me back down
Lay me back down
Aahhhhh....

I remember things, not many things
I don't remember presidents or what they did
but I remember the wars and just who profited

I remember things, not many things
I don't remember place in times
but I remember the love and just who gave me it

In the bed with the cold hearted people
and listen to them working too hard
Lay me back down
in the holes and the warmth that we've warmed up

I hear them calling me back to the ground
I hear them calling me back where I belong


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    General CommentThis song is so fucking good. Portugal never ever ever disappointment.
    emerica171on August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe this is a song about the average soldier, and how he/she wants nothing to do with the war they are in.
    pmiller14691on September 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that chorus is a little off... I'll correct everything when I get the liner notes.

    I pretty much love this freaking song.
    discovolanteon September 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wonder what Palin would think of this song...
    kurashuon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHAHAH kurashu you're funny..but this cd is wonderful. i'd suggest going to a live show, one of the best (:
    lateweeknightson October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome band and , amazing live. Don't miss them if they're near you. Love this song.
    TheConsultancyon August 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was soo pissed i missed them live while i was in washington. They came up to play a home show here in alaska. even though it was a while back it still pisses me off. AHHHH!
    Tyluhon November 23, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctiontook out some lyrics that weren't in the song

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    I remember things, not many things
    I don't remember where my feet touch the ground
    but I remember every word and every sound

    I remember things, not many things
    I don't remember when the ships hit the sea
    but I remember my name and what they paid for me

    Lay me back down
    in the bed with the cold hearted people
    Listen to them work
    Lay me back down
    in the holes and the warmth that we've warmed up
    Lay me back down
    Lay me back down

    I remember things, not many things
    I don't remember presidents or what they did
    but I remember the wars and just who profited

    I remember things, not many things
    I don't remember places in time
    but I remember the love and just who gave me it

    Lay me back down
    In the bed with the cold hearted people
    and listen to them work
    Lay me back down
    in the holes and the warmth that we've warmed up
    Listen to them work

    I hear them calling me back to the ground
    I hear them calling me back where I belong
    riverpigeonon September 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWe sure are cute for two ugly people.

    Anyone else hear it?
    mandeponiumon December 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat the fuck is wrong with you people. Obviously you like the band and this song otherwise you wouldn't look it up. The name of the site isn't called praiseyourfavouriteband.com it's songmeanings.net so fuck off with your bullshit comments that no one cares about and write about what you think the song is about or actual interpretation from the artist. I don't know what the song is about and that is why I come here but it seems pretty pointless now.
    soundgardenon April 26, 2013   Link

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