Our love is like water
Pinned down and abused
For being strange
Our love is no other
Than me alone
For me all day
Our love is like water
Pinned down and abused

All over you all over me
The sun the fields the sky
I've often tried to hold the sea
The sun the fields the tide
Pay me now lay me down

Oh yeah

Our love is like water
Pinned down and abused
For being strange
Our love is no other
Than me alone
For me all day
Our love is like angels
Pinned down and abused

All over you all over me
The sun the fields the sky
I've often tried to hold the sea
The sun the fields the tide
Pay me now, lay me down

All over you all over me
Pay me now, lay me down

Our love is like water
Pinned down and abused
For being strange
Our love is no other
Than me alone
Hey hey hey

All over you all over me
The sun the fields the sky
I've often tried to hold the sea
The sun the fields the tide
Pay me now, lay me down, yeah yeah yeah, hey ah oh


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"All Over You" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is actually about Ed's loneliness, "our love is no other than me alone for me all day" which is definately strange. And perhaps he is after someone that he can not allow himself to be with regardless of how bad he wants to be with this person. I think that the chorus suggests that the person that he is infatuated with is his world and his everything who in fantasy, or in his mind tried to convince himself he can hold, "the sea" well that's my own opinion. I think this song is one of the greatest live songs ever, definately a top 20 in my book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars
    spade33_2000on May 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was about a relationship with a prostitute ("pay me now, lay me down"), but the gay relationship could also make sense. Amazing song.
    sein514on June 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song refers to a relationship with a prostitute. The lyricist faces criticism from his social circle but ultimately has his own fears and insecurities about the relationship.

    "Our love is like water" - this is a standalone verse and does not connect to the next one. It sets the scene and his own emotions about the relationship, namely that it is fluid and elusive.
    "Pinned down and abused for being strange" - pinned down is an ironic contrast to the previous verse. Although the relationship itself is like water, which cannot be pinned down, society does exactly that by clasifying it, describing it and condemning it.

    "Our love is no other than me alone for me all day" - This describes his own doubts and fears for the signicance of the emotions of both sides. This verse can be interpreted as him doubting the female's feelings for him. Another possibility is that he is recognising that the love that he feels effectively stems from hedonism. He may have strong feelings but their origin makes his involvement effectively a selfish affair.

    The references to nature in the last verse are another reference to the hedonistic nature of the relationship.
    "I've often tried to hold the sea, the sun, the fields, the tide" - Here he refers to the fact that he's tried to "hold" these feelings and translate them to something else. Of course he cannot as he cannot hold the sea or the tide - again a reference to the elusive nature of the love that he feels.

    "Pay me now, lay me down" - First pay, then lay me down. The order signifies the reality of the relationship.
    songdreameron October 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow. I don't agree with anyone else's opinion. Lol. So I thought I'd share mine.

    I think it's about a one-sided relationship in which the singer is the one in love. He's putting in more than he's getting back and it feels like it's pretty much just sexual. Water, like the sun, fields, and sky that are mentioned, is something that can't be held by a person alone and whoever he's with can't be pinned down and kept.
    FixedTargeton December 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe song talks about a love and the whole song refers to her love in all its senses
    -(All over you all over me)

    The love of both is of a complicated form and can referersi to a relationship where she has distanced herself
    -(Our love is like water Pinned down and abused For being strange)

    Here in this expression he talks about his love to that person, which is not so reciprocated and implies that He suffers and feels lonely because of his absence.
    -(Our love is no other Than me alone For me all day)

    And to understand when he finally knows something about the person he says in this sentence
    -(Pay me now, lay me down)
    As a claim for all that time that he has waited for her.
    blogerson March 17, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is the best in the world cause live is the best in the world, i will forever be a live fan!!!
    infinite_angelon March 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love live! i love this song!
    KDCurly87on May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has to be one of live's best! i saw them a couple years back and when they played this.... wow!!
    ladybugon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song alot. at first i thought it was i love you like walter. but man, do i love this song
    Dying_In_Vainon May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this is an awesome song! Great interpretation, spade33.
    Navigatoron June 18, 2002   Link

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