"Lay Me Down Tonight" as written by Morten Harket and Havard Rem....
Lay me down tonight, I'm falling deep
I'm tired, now I'll sleep
So close my eyes and take me in
I'll leap into the night like wind
I leave my body, leave my sword
So lay me down, Father Lord

Lay me down tonight, my heart is
Much you give and much you seek
I'll fall into a sea of sleep
This sea of dreams, so red and deep
I leave my spirit, leave my words
So lay me down, Mother Earth

Lay me down tonight, I'm giving in
Let the works of life begin
Your works of chaos, works of grace
Creation, Lord, in your own pace
Word to flesh and flesh to word
Father Lord, Mother Earth

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"Lay Me Down Tonight" as written by Havard Rem Morten Harket

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  • +1
    My InterpretationKind of going on a limb with this interpretation, but it might work.
    The song feels as if it's a kind of lullaby (hence the Norwegian version on Vogts Villa being called "Vuggevise"), where the singer is describing falling into sleep, and is expressing the feeling of going into sleep and leaving his soul to rest (I'll leave my spirit, leave my words).
    AkibaRedon September 19, 2017   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationActually, I've got an improved interpretation now. It's essentially a prayer, asking God to let the singer sleep in peace (hence the title), and the singer asks for a peaceful, dreamy slumber ("I'll fall into this sea of sleep/This sea of dreams, so red and deep").
    AkibaRedon January 20, 2018   Link

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