Let me take you by the hand
Away from here
To another land
Oh this land in which we live
Where people love and are meant to forgive
And you always prove me wrong
'cause you're always putting me down

I can't take this anymore
I decided to leave
Walked out throught the door
Oh, and why do you think I go
Because you know it can never be so
And you always prove me wrong
'cause you're always putting me down

So let me take you by the hand
Away from here
To another land
Oh, this land in which we live
Where people love and are meant to forgive
And you always prove me wrong
'cause you're always putting me down


Lyrics submitted by 3ssence

Put Me Down Lyrics as written by Noel Anthony Hogan Dolores Mary O'riordan

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentSimply incredible song! Haunting, breathy vocals just sends a chill up your spine. I think it's about two people in love, but the guy doesn't quite treat her right. She keeps trying to forgive him for the way he treats her, and they both still love each other, but they both know it could never work because they don't get along.
    svtdaveon March 12, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that the first section of this song really sets up the whole meaning,about how she wants to take him to another land where people love and are meant to forgive because she wishes she couldn't let him hurt her because he's always putting her down and she's sick of it and hopes she could forgive him in that land but she left because he never would stop and she gave up on him.This is a really pretty song and Dolores voice is nice as always.
    LennonHarrisonFan96on February 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful.
    starla33on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely fantastic song - the wordless vocals are just stunning - right up there with "Dreams." It's much sadder than "Dreams," but that's not a bad thing. It's an excellent end for the album. In fact, all the albums other than "Wake up and smell the coffee" end with beautiful, sad songs. Not that I mind "Africa," but it doesn't follow the trend of being sad.
    didiercollardon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAh these lyrics are wrong! It's "And you always prove me wrong" not "prove me wrong".
    Favorite song by them, it's breathtaking.
    Phycocianinon January 06, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is the voices of person recently liberated from an unhealthy relationship. I think her voice sounds so free and triumphant in this song, especially during the non lyrical vocal parts. I think the first part is the ideal that both friends/lovers are striving for supposedly except its not working because the other person is manipulative and will be mean and cruel at times and loving and wonderful other times (the fantasy ideal described at the beginning of the first verse). The Jekyl and Hyde scenario. She finally realized she was done and walked away.
    laura10299on August 20, 2021   Link

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