"As I Lay Me Down" as written by and Sophie B. Hawkins....
It felt like spring time on this February morning
In the courtyard birds were singing your praise
I'm still recalling things you said to make me feel alright
I carried them with me today
Now

As I lay me down to sleep
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name
Into the sky
And I will wake up happy

I wonder why I feel so high
Though I am not above the sorrow
Heavy hearted
Till you call my name
And it sounds like church bells
Or the whistle of a train
On a summer evening
I'll run to meet you
Barefoot barely breathing

As I lay me down to sleep
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name into the sky
And I will wake up happy

It's not too near for me
Like a flower I need the rain
Though it's not clear to me
Every season has its change
And I will see you
When the sun comes out again


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    General CommentI heard this song on Dawson's Creek...so sweet!
    maybabyon October 14, 2002   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe she is referring to someone close to her who has passed away. She gets comfort from calling his/her name and this person will hold her. As a Christian I definitely seeing the link to Jesus Christ and it is possible Sophie is refferring to him. She prays for him to hold her even though she is far away. She may not have been close him and is now searching for him. He calls her like church bells or the whistle of a train and provides the comfort she is searching for.
    swissness59on June 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentShe is totally high, on a Wednesday evening. She's expressing her lamentation over the fact that she must wait 6 more days before the next Taco Tuesday. Woman really loves her some Tacos.
    drego5on May 01, 2016   Link
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    General Commentits a sad song really but a beautiful one. its about loving someone that even death couldnt stop you doing so.
    chiquion January 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgosh, yeah... this song is really sad but so sweet...
    Sunnyon March 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCan someone please tell me what the girl is singing in the background during the course. I've tried to figure it out and so far have had minimal success.
    jps850on July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like she's singing "But I've Got Hope" and different variations of that phrase. and if I'm not mistaken she wrote this song for her father.
    JadedThoughton July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song
    manyamoreon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI could have sworn it says "I like tacos" in the background...
    massofcloudson September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanyone else thinks this song sounds like 'the acsent of stan' by ben folds?

    just sorda...a little


    i've always said that it sounds liike 'i like tacos' too.
    amplifiedmouseon September 24, 2002   Link

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