"Pirouette" as written by and Lisa Mitchell....
come lay down in the water,
we're all sons and daughters,
rest your head on the altar, oh,
come lay down in the water

piroutte, single step
won't you spin me around the room,
like a marionette?

and lonely maestro
spin me real slow,
I just need something to get me through
the thick of it.

I have everything, from time to time (x2)

come lay down in the water,
we're all sons and daughters,
rest your head on the altar, oh,
come lay down in the water

these silent offerings,
that only cowards sing
oh darling I was never free, for the taking

we had everything from time to time
yeah,
we had everything (x2)

come lay down in the water,
we're all sons and daughters,
rest your head on the altar, oh,
come lay down in the water

yeah, we had everything

come lay down in the water, erhhh
we're all sons and daughters,
in the water


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    General Commenti love "i have everything, from time to time"

    so simple and reassuring...
    TheWrongGirlon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song before! It's just the most angelic sound i've ever heard besides perhaps sigur ros.

    It feels to me like a sort of gospel song really. 'come lay down in the water' (reminds me of baptism), 'we're all sons and daughters', 'rest your head on the altar' (a church reference possibly?) and 'these silent offerings' (perhaps prayer) for me all have religious connotations. If not that, then to me it sort of has a feeling of a loss of childhood and innocence and growing up into an adult.
    Vespertineon August 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI am utterly obsessed with this song. I love the sweet romanticism of it. Lisa is a darling.
    frontrowbabyon August 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentagreed, frontrowbaby.
    this is absolutely beautiful.
    reminds me a tiny bit of nina persson of the cardigans, or the innocence mission.
    TheWrongGirlon December 09, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"these silent offerings,
    they're only causing
    oh darling I was never free, for the taking"

    should be ""these silent offerings,
    that only cowards sing,
    oh darling I was never free, for the taking"
    revilodrawon May 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it may be a song written with eyes of solely faith, whether it be in an entity or a man/woman...she's singing about this, I think, and even if I'm wrong there's something undeniably utterly stunning about this piece
    AlecsPenon July 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen I listen to this song it always makes me think of equality and acceptance 'come lay down in the water, we're all sons and daughters' We're all the same, and we need to learn to accept one another. That's what I like to think it means anyway. ^_^
    negativecapabilityon April 08, 2011   Link
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    General Commentshaun greenwood wrote this song
    he sold it to lisa in 2009
    musicfan2011on December 18, 2011   Link

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