"Sit Down" as written by Angie Stone and Elijah Harris....
I'll sing myself to sleep
A song from the darkest hour
Secrets I can't keep
Inside of the day
Swing from high to deep
Extremes of sweet and sour
Hope that god exists
I hope I pray

Drawn by the undertow
My life is out of control
I believe this wave will bear my weight
So let it flow

Chorus :
Oh sit down ( X3 )
Sit down next to me
Sit down, down, down, down, down
In sympathy

Now I'm relieved to hear
That you've been to some far out places
It's hard to carry on
When you feel all alone
Now I've swung back down again
It's worse than it was before
If I hadn't seen such rishes
I could live with being poor


Those who feel the breath of sadness
Sit down next to me
Those who find the're touched by madness
Sit down next to me
Those who find themselves ridiculous
Sit down next to me
In love, in fear, in hate, in tears...


Chorus ( X2 )


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

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  • +2
    General CommentTim Booth once said that "this is a song about absolute misery, feeling entirely alone, it's about being awake at 4am and having no one to talk to"
    It's meant to be comforting for people in this situation, saying that they're not alone, and they'll get through it. It's a very personal song for him.
    Isidoreon July 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about the universality of bewildernment and suffering. He's saying that he's been through this, and he sympathises with all those going through it.

    It's a bit like Everybody Hurts by REM, but less sappy.
    Sicrateson August 15, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song FactThis is where Tim Booth explains the song:
    martino111on May 30, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favourite EVER tunes.
    sOCS479on December 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPossibly one of my favourite songs ever. I have a very vivid memory as a young kid of hearig it on top of the pops and instantly loving it.
    Ramagammaon January 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgenius, how could anyone not like this
    chocolateon April 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell he is obviously a manic depressive, but i'd guess considering how many great song writers are (were) that could go without saying.
    pton July 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis could be about a manic depressive... maybe wanting to find another manic depressive to provide support or something? someone elso who knows exactly what it feels like

    this is such a great description of living as a manic depressive

    this is my theme song

    gotta love it
    mairion August 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about drugs and depression - thats what they said in an interview. Its someone rich who has spent all money on high-class drugs, lost it all and is spiralling down out of control taking so meone with him.
    As Morrissey put it (and a strong champion for James when they made it big in the 1980s) there is no debata - no debate.
    CharmingManon February 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can accept it's about drugs and depression. I just like to see the love aspect as I relate to it in the song
    Sirius1on June 21, 2006   Link

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