Come calling

The stillness here,
like what he sometimes finds inside her,
hits so hard it can steal your breath forever
He sometimes wonders
is the sum of their lives together
him on the floor and her lost to a mind in tatters

These days he's drinking for the pleasure of falling
and he's falling for the pleasure of pretending
that she's sitting by the window waiting
for him to come calling

If I could fix me up a week of twilight hours
we'd sit on the point
and watch the sun continually flounder
Bathed in gold we'd plug into some kind of power
and connect with those days
back before all of this went sour

'Cause I'm drinking for the pleasure of falling
and I'm falling for the pleasure of pretending
that you're sitting by the window waiting
for me to come calling

Odd how the darkness always makes us whisper
and with the last of the sun
you can feel the approach of the winter
Now is the time of each day
that I Desperately miss her
I suppose I will learn how to live my life without her

So you're drinking for the pleasure of falling
and you're falling for the pleasure of pretending
that I'm sitting by the window waiting
for you to come calling


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    General CommentI "rediscovered" Lay It Down again after years of letting it collect dust on a shelf. And it's even more stunning now that I'm a bit older.

    This song in particular gets me. It's amazing how the same set of lyrics can be inserted into two entirely different musical interpretations and create two entirely different "sides" of a story.

    The lyrics tend to be self-explanatory, though I want to point out one minor error in the above lyrics that makes a world of difference. In the final verse it should be:

    "So you're drinking for the pleasure of falling
    and you're falling for the pleasure of pretending
    CAUSE I'm sitting by the window waiting
    for you to come calling"

    Now this adds a lot of weight to the entire story. The two main characters are simultaneously reminiscing and pretending that the other is waiting for them. When the word "that" is exchanged with "cause" it shows that both characters are, in fact, waiting for the other to call. Oh, the irony.

    No alcohol or fantasy needed here. GD, somebody get them a phone!
    nicodemusatrophyon July 01, 2010   Link

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