Song Lyric Sunday 6/25/17 – Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)

Our prompt for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song with a sound in the title or lyrics. Well alright, silence counts as a sound right? Well I guess so does crying (even if we do so without sound) and maybe one mention of wind counts.

Well, ahem, OK. So we’re going into the void where we cry without sound for this prompt, with the following song. Written and recorded by Roland Orzabal in 1992 (who, at this point, was a solo act as he and Curt Smith who made up the duo better known as Tears for Fears had split by this point) also with contribution from Dave Bascombe.

In typical Tears for Fears style, however, the lyrics are rather heavy and dark over an upbeat tempo music so though Curt Smith was no longer with the band, it definitely has the pedigree. After all, Orzabal was really the creative mind of the band and wrote most of their material anyway.

Anyway, enough jibber-jabber, here’s the song.

Chewed the bone down too low
Got fed on tea and sympathy
Blew the sail like the wind
I wish you were my enemy
I was humble for you
What a fool I’ve been to have
Laid so low for so long, so low

Into that void of silence
Where we cry without sound
Where tears roll down
Where tears roll down
And where your mother’s violence
Sent your soul underground
Where tears roll down
Where tears roll down

Drew the blade way too slow
Was shackled by your honesty
Made a mess, I guess I have should have known
That life was lust and liberty
Not a chance mutation or the last temptation
Laid so low for so long, so low

Into that void of silence
Where we cry without sound
Where tears roll down
Where tears roll down
And where your mother’s violence
Sent your soul underground
Where tears roll down
Where tears roll down
Source: Lyrics in video description.

So there you have it. Maybe not the best fit for the prompt but since when have my contributions been? Nonetheless, hopefully it’s one you all enjoyed.

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4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 6/25/17 – Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)

  1. This song touched me to the core. Perhaps it was the direction of my thoughts and the memories it stirred. Whatever the reason, I found it haunting and powerful. Thank you for sharing!

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