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Mazzy Star — Lay Myself Down
Album: Common Burn / Lay Myself Down (single)
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7.1

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Total ratings: 485









Released: 2011
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Just like that, she follows me
My wings are under her tree
She says one thing and that's just enough
It doesn't matter how much

Would I forget to lay myself down
Just to regret
And that's all
Would I forget

I'll go away
I'll never know how far, how long
She keeps a diamond inside her door
She don't have a clue

Would I forget to lay myself down
Just to regret
And that's all

Would I forget to lay myself down
Just to regret
And that's all
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To a few earlier comments: It's more about how than what.
I LIKE
lovin that steel or slide
I feel like she's a female equivalent of Syd Barrett; her breathy, oddly synched delivery, her ebb and flow of energy, fantastic imagery...
I was enjoying it until I started to fixate on the tambourine . . . dang.
{#Music}
Mazzy Star is well-represented in my Chill Set playlist, to which I fall asleep every night. Sometimes I'm out by the second (random) song and sometimes not after the entire set (1.5 hours); if the latter, I get up and read a book whilst sipping some cognac on ice, which generally does the trick. Point is, Mazzy Star is definitely a big part of my day whether I fully comprehend or not! Very peaceful…
 LowPhreak wrote:

I guess we could say that about a whole LOT of bands, eh? The trick is to do those "3 chords" well. ;)

 
Yeah, that "3-chord" criticism has been clumsily splashed over rock 'n' roll since its birth (often by non-musicians), anyhow, this tune sounds like it has four chords.  The denigration of this band for being too mellow or sleep-inducing is also sort of odd; that's their desired style; it's not like they were trying to do a tarantella or a death/speed metal tune and lost their way.  Yes, their music is of that mellow, dreamy genre, which is obviously not for everyone, but it's not a shortcoming of the band.  I like some of their material but some of it doesn't do much for me, but it's not because of its beats-per-minute rate being too low.
 superfido wrote:
Perhaps the most boring indie band of all time.  Can they actually play more than 3 chords? {#Sleep}

 
I guess we could say that about a whole LOT of bands, eh? The trick is to do those "3 chords" well. ;)
I hear slide guitar and violins.  I guess it is country-classical then. 

The singer is singing from down the hall in the bathroom; she's jonesing, I think. MAZZY, BABY! WAKE UP!! SING AND PLAY!!! That's what we're payin' ya for. 2.
Bill, please play some actual music soon!


Perhaps the most boring indie band of all time.  Can they actually play more than 3 chords? {#Sleep}
Her voice and their songs always remind me of such great times in the 90s..........
Snooze
Sorry...

It is not bad
but it is not good, just filler... 
One of my favorite bands but pale in comparison to their earlier material.
Love to hear some of Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions on here.
 martinc wrote:
my eyes are getting heavy and hope I can complete   zzzzzzzzzzz, thud
 
I'm nearly with you there, but managed to hit the mute button before I was claimed by the arms of morpheus {#Sleep}
I'm so happy they decided to get back together.  It's magic.  It really is magic. The potential for what they can do makes me very hopeful. 
I think that this guy can do no wrong..
my eyes are getting heavy and hope I can complete   zzzzzzzzzzz, thud
Holy boring and repetitive batman!  {#Stop}
The average rating says it all!{#Yawn}