“Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith

Yes, I do, I believe that one day
I will be where I was
Right there, right next to you
And it’s hard, the days just seem so dark
The moon and the stars are nothing without you

 

Your touch, your skin, where do I begin?
No words can explain the way I’m missing you
Deny this emptiness, this hole that I’m inside
These tears, they tell their own story

 

Told me not to cry when you were gone
But the feeling’s overwhelming
It’s much too strong

Can I lay by your side?
Next to you, you
And make sure you’re alright
I’ll take care of you
I don’t want to be here
If I can’t be with you tonight

 

I’m reaching out to you
Can you hear my call?
This hurt that I’ve been through
I’m missing you, missing you like crazy

 

Can I lay by your side?
Next to you, you
And make sure you’re alright
I’ll take care of you
I don’t want to be here
If I can’t be with you tonight

 

Lay me down tonight

Lay me by your side

Lay me down tonight

Lay me by your side

 

Can I lay by your side?
Next to you, you

 

Sam Smith’s rendition of “Lay Me Down” reinforces his reputation as an exceptional singer. The song is about his wish to join his lover on the deathbed. As such, “Lay Me Down” is a very fitting song to enrich a funeral service. In this song, Smith is letting out his emotions after losing his lover. The lyrics of the song show that he is wishing that he could lay down the side of his lover on the casket, just like the way they lay down beside each other every day. He knows eventually that he will also greet the grim reaper the way his lover did. However, he is already missing him so much that he goes so far as to wish that the time will be now, so that he can lie beside him tonight.

 

“Lay Me Down” was a part of Smith’s “In The Lonely Hour” album which was released in 2014. This song was re-released as a single in 2015 with a video showing Smith in a church and in front of a coffin with all the mourners in attendance. The video also showed a flashback of Smith having a happy time with the man in the coffin when they were married with their friends as witnesses. If you are looking for funeral songs like this, please visit www.songmeanings.net.

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