Lie Down Here (& Be My Girl)

well y/ lost a foe &

y/ found yrself a friend

(lie down here & be my girl)

I’m back now/ baby / that man

he won’t be coming round here again

(lie down here & be my girl)

I’m trying to tread careful/ baby

yr as brittle as the wishbone of a bird

(lie down here & be my girl)

we’ve been scribbled in the margins

of a story that is patently absurd

(lie down here & be my girl)

& let it all come down

tonight

(& shine & shine)

& let it all come down

(be my girl/be my girl)

it’s a matter of some urgency

o darling can’t y/ see/ I can’t hold back the tide

(lie down here & be my girl)

& stop yr frantic little fingers trying to collect

the years that pour from the hole in my side

(lie down here & be my girl)

o don’t worry baby/ this old snake

banging at yr door has got a few skins left to shed

(lie down here & be my girl)

o y/ look so good/ y/ look so so good

the rest is better left unsaid

(lie down here & be my girl)

let it all come down

tonight

(& shine & we can shine)

let it all come down

tonight (be my girl)

one day I’ll buy a factory & I’ll assemble y/

on a production line

(lie down here & be my girl)

I’d build a million of y/ baby

& every single one of them will be mine

(lie down here & be my girl)

I will fill the house w/ y/ stack y/ up

in every room/ we’ll have a real good time

(lie down here & be my girl)

but right now/ I’m sitting here

on my own/ going out of my mind

(lie down here & be my girl)

let it all come down

tonight

(& shine & shine)

tonight

tonight (be my girl)

y/ look so good

y/ look so good

&tc &tc &tc