"Lay My Love" as written by and J. Cale B. Eno....
Lay My Love
I am the crow of desperation
I need no fact or validation
I span relentless variation
I scramble in the dust of a failing nation
I was concealed
Now I am stirring
And I have waited for this time.
I am the termite of temptation
I multiply and find my population
I am the wheel I am the turning
And I will lay my love around you.
I am the sea of permutation
I live beyond interpretation
I scramble all the names and the combinations
I penetrate the walls of explanation
I am the will
I am the burning
And I will lay my love around you.
I am the will
I am the yearning
And I will lay my love around you.

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"Lay My Love" as written by John Davies Cale Brian Eno

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    General CommentA few days ago I read an interview with Brian Eno the other day and he talked about this song. He said that he realized he had never said "I love you" in a song so he wanted to write a song that started with "I" had "love" in the middle and "you" at the end. Thus, "I will lay my love around you." He also said he thought the lyrics were very autobiographical.

    Having said that, I have always heard it as kind of like a love song to the world from a Buddha. "I live beyond interpretation", "I am the wheel", "I need no fact or validation". And then

    "I was concealed.
    Now I am stirring.
    And I have waited for this time.

    Anyway, apparently that's all wrong because the man himself said so but I thought I'd throw it in there anyway. :)
    cfraserhon January 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentNo comments? This song is brilliant!
    A_Raging_Bullon September 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've always heard this to be the voice of life itself, becoming itself. A mystical union of all, and a balm for those who are weary. Life goes on and on, eternally, and its love is all around us, despite the horror that we may suffer individually.
    RobinCrowon October 03, 2017   Link

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