I know a girl laying down
She's sleeping weeks at a time
And when she wakes up she watches TV
Counting cracks in the ceiling

No, I don't know what she's thinking
So I give up waiting for someone, waiting
Talking to someone, staring

I never come around
I never come around
I left her fifteen years behind
Girl's laying down
Never come around

So much for girl staying
In afraid of being needed
And seen she watches
The world on a screen

She's distant
And God knows I tried to leave her
'Cause she's got a constant fever
I let it slip my mind

I never come around
I never come around
I left her fifteen years behind

I know a girl laying down
No, I never wasted my time
We have something in common
She's as different as I am


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Girl Laying Down Lyrics as written by Anna Ternheim

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    My interpretation of this song is that she is singing about her childhood.

    The overall angst of growing up and youth lost and wasted on the young. If you follow the other songs on her album this makes sense as the general theme of her music is growing up, growing old, finding and losing love.

    "I left her 15 years behind..."

    I'm not the same "girl" I used to be, I left that person behind long ago and I am a much different person now...

    "God knows I tried to leave her...but she's got a constant fever... I let it slip my mind..."

    Even though I am not that person I was before and o'how much I've tried to change, still, my past is part of who I am today... how often I forget.

    CatCatCatCaton November 26, 2008   Link
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    She's as ~indifferent~ as I am.

    moufouetteon February 17, 2009   Link
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    Or maybe Anna has a childhood friend who has SSPE!

    55yojoon July 21, 2012   Link

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