Radio XLIV, side A, track 1: “Lay Down Your Arms” by The Graces

The Graces - Lay Down Your ArmsOh, The Graces, you probably didn’t know this, but this song marks my thousandth post on Mixed Tape Masterpiece!  And just in time for Thanksgiving!  Totally not planned, The Graces, but what better way to celebrate the holiday and a thousand posts than by starting off a brand new (relatively speaking, of course) tape and a song that I’d totally forgotten about but that I’m now back in love with after hearing it again so many years after I taped it off the radio.  Seriously, The Graces, this is a timeless piece of pop goodness right here, because if you’d have told me that this was a brand new song that had just been released yesterday, I’d totally believe you.  I can’t believe I forgot this one, and I’m kinda surprised I only recorded this one once (I’m assuming), because it’s got a lot of things in it that I liked as a young’un.  Like attractive women with great voices singing a catchy song that has lyrics including “lay with me” multiple times throughout the song.  Actually, I don’t think I need to say more about that, except to repeat it:  attractive women with great voices singing “lay with me” over and over.  That’s a Thanksgiving gift I can really get behind.  If you know what I’m saying. . .

“Lay Down Your Arms”

Ya words are quick, and they cut so deep
The walls go up

Waitin’ here, wishin’ here, wishin’ here, waitin’

You forget I know ya tender spots, I can hurtchoo, toooo

But I’m the one lovin’ you

So come on and loooove meeeeee

Lay down your arms, lay down, down, down, doooown

Why ya wanna go and shoot looove to the grooound

Lay down your arms, lay down, down, down, doooown

Lay with meeeeeeee
Lay with meee

So close, then the moment’s shattered, like nothin’ mattered

Pushin’ me, pullin’ you, pullin’ me, pushin’

Don’t wanna tear our love apart, I want ta give my heeeeart

Can we start livin’ here

Can we start liiiiviiiin’

Lay down your arms, lay down, down, down, doooown

Why ya wanna go and shoot looove to the grooound

Lay down your arms, lay down, down, down, doooown

Lay with meeeeeeee
Lay with meeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Ohhhhhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhhhhh

<awesome The Graces jam>

Sooooo
We are in love

Sooooo
We are at war

But we can be
On the same siiiide

Lay down

Lay down your aaarms
Lay down with me
Lay down
Lay down with me, baby (lay down your arms)
Oh, baby, lay down with meeee
Lay down your arms, lay down, down, down, doooown

Why ya wanna go and shoot looove to the grooound

Lay down your arms, lay down, down, down, doooown

Lay with meeeeeeee
Lay with meeeeeeee

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4 thoughts on “Radio XLIV, side A, track 1: “Lay Down Your Arms” by The Graces

  1. Reblogged this on philipwernerk and commented:
    Fantastic

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jewelhouse4 says:

    Reblogged this on ManSlide and commented:
    A cult favorite from the late ’80’s.

    Liked by 1 person

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