lifeblood: songs: lyrics: lay my head down


oh the party's kicked up a few notches
look at us getting loose
she leans back against the wall and she watches
tugging her collar like it might be a noose
and everyones tied to their thing
to their past or their drink or the date that they bring
i just get tired all of sudden taking it in
and i want to lay my head down on you
because you're the only solid thing in this room
a room full of changes
strangers
illusion
confusion
i speak from my heart
but i'm not really sure
if its true
i wanna lay my head down on you

oh they say don't waste too much time planning
(don't waste too much time)
or you'll get rug ripped out
(you will)
and the only way you'll be satisfied (not be satified)
is learning to live without
well some plan for the kingdom of heaven
and some take their chances and bet lucky seven
i don't know what to believe
i just show up and breathe anymore
and i wanna lay my head down on you
because you're the only solid thing in this room
a room full of dressers
professors
lookers
hookers
if i don't get out
i'll do something i don't wanna do
(i wanna lay down on you)
and i wanna lay my head down on you

was it so long ago
that we sat and talked in your car
your things were all packed
and the place you were headed not really that far
years later i think
that i would have been much more alive
to have taken you up on your offer
and taken that drive

oh well everything that's come before us
(everything)
leads us to where we are now
(that's come before)
and that's simple i know
(why can't i) so why cant i let go of the feeling
(let go)
that i'm lost somehow (somehow)
i'm just a ghost
looking in
out of my own life
just visiting
in search of a body
to have
and to hold
and to keep
and to sleep
i wanna lay my head down on you
because you're the only solid thing in this room
a room full of missed chance
slow dance
cold fate
heartache
i showed up for a party
and saw my life story full view
and i wanna lay my head down on you

words and music by emily saliers


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