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The Frames — Lay Me Down
Album: For the Birds
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7.1

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Total ratings: 405








Released: 2001
Length: 3:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I will write you letters that
Explain the way I'm thinking now
I, I will return to you
What I have taken long before
I, I will return again
When it gets dark and day is done

And lay me down
In the hollowed ground
Down by your side I will stay
So lay me down

And if you wanna stay with me
Then let me know before it's light
I, I will recoil myself
Into the black and darkest night

And lay me down
In the hollowed ground
Where my father waits I will stay
So lay me down

And lay me down
In the hollowed ground
Down by your side I will stay
So lay me down
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I'm Glen's biggest fan, but this is like his seven-hundreth best song. Not that good, really.
 fredriley wrote:

Short is good, else I'd collapse on to my desk in a narcoleptic stupor {#Sleep}

 
You seem so easily seduced into slumber, friend. Perhaps more sleep might allow more enjoyment from RP's "soporific" numbers? {#Tongue-out}
Love Glen :) platonically ;)

Interesting...  this was a single of theirs in 2001...  I am leaving it unrated for now, but it has some nice stuff to it...
I just requested this song last week, so I'm so excited to hear it!  I feel in love with this Frames song thanks to the live version on their site. I love Glen's impromptu "Ring of Fire" halfway through the song and the crowd's singing along.
 trekhead wrote:
Boy, I thought that was Iron-N-Wine...
8.
 
Yep, it's a very similar sound. Which isn't a good thing, for my ears, as I&W songs are almost auto-rated as Ho-Hum. Yer man's voice is so soporific that I feel like laying down and taking a snooze, though the banjo is tricky and interesting enough to keep me from the land of Nod. Just. 4 from the Nottingham jury {#Sleep}

Stop it!  I can't concentrate on my work this afternoon because the music is so fantastic!
"Snow Falling on Sinners" by Bill Heath = greatest Ski Film ever.

If you like skiing you'll find that ski flick and watch it - this song is featured prominently in it, as is Josh Ritter.
 skdenfeld wrote:
This is a deeply cool song.  Short, but cool.
 
Short is good, else I'd collapse on to my desk in a narcoleptic stupor {#Sleep}
 guysmiley wrote:
Check out their live album, "Set List" - you won't be disappointed.
 

Bingo!  ... it was my very first listening of the Frames. Loved it, and has spurred me on to collect their entire discography. Very Worthy Band. Hansard has tremondous charm and songwriting skill. Cheers RP for the play.

 holborne wrote:
Love them. Very underrated band.
 
Not here, 7.2 is a pretty decent rating.

This kind of has a mellower DMB vibe to it. Quite nice.
Nice.  Very nice.
This is a deeply cool song.  Short, but cool.
Love them. Very underrated band.
 reason06 wrote:
Folk Music
 
Yay!

seriously, best band i've ever seen live. seen 'em in LA, San Diego, going to see Glen in Austin next week!

I have the biggest crush on Glen. yum!

violin

vocals

lyrics

passion

fun!!

please play more songs RP!!

Suggestions:
Red Chord
Rent Day Blues
Fighting on the Stairs
 
*YAWN*
Folk Music
I am an ardent fan of The Frames.Glad the world and RP are discovering them.
Not true of most Frames, but this tune hits me in a very Iron & Wine way. Still excellent.
I love Glen!
Antigone wrote:
I finally saw Once recently, and really liked it. Very low-key, but true. Will have to get some of this music. Good stuff. :clap:
I'll second that. Check out the soundtrack to Once as well as The Swell Season CD... fantastic.
Rickmerr wrote:
This is the guy from the movie "Once".
He also played the part of the guitar player in The Commitments.
I finally saw Once recently, and really liked it. Very low-key, but true. Will have to get some of this music. Good stuff. :clap:
Rickmerr wrote:
This is the guy from the movie "Once". Great movie for music lovers. Great voice!
I want to see that movie! I like his voice too, very soothing.
I really like this tune.
This is the guy from the movie "Once". Great movie for music lovers. Great voice!
Normally this is precisely the sort of music I really like. However I get an overwhelming impression of the parts not quite adding up to the whole they should be. Not quite sure why.
Lovely feel to this number, nice!
Saw these guys live in Boston this weekend - one word: Unbelievable atastic!
Thanks RP, you've introduced me to another great band. Never heard them before but I see they've been around for along time - big in the Czech Republic evidently!
Wow, this is great. Never heard of them before. Sounds like it should be played after "Hey There Delilah" by The Plain White Tees. Very nice.
guysmiley wrote:
Check out their live album, "Set List" - you won't be disappointed.
I was. But this song is still a 9.
Boy, I thought that was Iron-N-Wine... 8.
Check out their live album, "Set List" - you won't be disappointed.
Never get tired of The Frames - what an incredible band!
ah the genius that is Glen Hansard and his band. should you ever see the film, he plays Outspan in Alan Parkers film 'The Commitments'.
Excellent....love the banjo! Would like to hear more from this band.
Seen them live a few times- excellent stuff. Check out some of their signature tunes- Revelate Pavement Tune Early Bird Disappointed Fake You won't be sorry! Must see if I can upload a few...
TheMinstrel wrote:
If you've never seen them live before you're in for a treat. They are one of the best live bands I've ever seen. Absolutely outstanding.
Sweeet! They're playing Austin next month...I'll be sure to check them out! Excellent tune...love that banjo.
You're so right about them live. Since my last posting I've backtracked to gather all their recordings and finally got to see them live here in Montreal. They have quickly become one of my favourites. Merci RP !!
1984 wrote:
amazing band..wld send a few songs for upload if it wasnt that i cant rip cd's at more than 96kbps...am going to see them live for the first time this month..so excited!! check out revelate, god bless mum and your face..
If you've never seen them live before you're in for a treat. They are one of the best live bands I've ever seen. Absolutely outstanding.
amazing band..wld send a few songs for upload if it wasnt that i cant rip cd's at more than 96kbps...am going to see them live for the first time this month..so excited!! check out revelate, god bless mum and your face..
Never heard this band before, but I LIKE! Pleasant vocals, guitar, and lovely violin.
So far, this is really GREAT! Another RP find for me? YES. Gotta find more about these guys.
MrKite wrote:
Great to hear some of The Frames on RP! They have so many wonderful songs - hope to hear more!
I as well would love to hear more from the Frames. I have just stumbled on this band from Ireland and their pop / rock savvy is really worth listening too. Voted best Irish band not too long ago from what I heard
Great to hear some of The Frames on RP! They have so many wonderful songs - hope to hear more!