Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton Lyrics


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There is nothing that is wrong
In wanting you to stay here with me
I know you've got somewhere to go
But won't you make yourself at home and stay with me?
And don't you ever leave

Lay down, Sally, and rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you

Sun ain't nearly on the rise
We still got the moon and stars above
Underneath the velvet skies
Love is all that matters
Won't you stay with me?
And don't you ever leave

Lay down, Sally, and rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you

I long to see the morning light
Coloring your face so dreamily
So don't you go and say goodbye
You can lay your worries down and stay with me
And don't you ever leave

Lay down, Sally, and rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, there's no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you

Lay down, Sally, and rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?




Lay down, Sally, there's no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Eric Clapton's song 'Lay Down Sally' are about a man who is trying to convince Sally, his love interest, to stay with him. He recognizes that Sally has other things to attend to, but he wants her to feel comfortable staying with him. He tells her that there is nothing wrong with wanting her to stay, and they still have the night ahead of them. He implores Sally to lay down in his arms, to relax and to talk to him. He doesn't want her to leave so soon, and he has been trying all night long just to talk to her.


The lyrics connote a sense of urgency, as the singer desires Sally's companionship and wants her to stay with him. He emphasizes the beauty of the evening by mentioning the moon, stars and velvet skies. He tells Sally that love is all that matters, and implores her to stay with him. He longs for Sally to see the morning light while resting in his arms, and doesn't want her to go away. The singer wants her to lay her worries down and stay with him, emphasizing once again that he wants to spend time with her.


In summary, the song 'Lay Down Sally' talks about a man who wants Sally to stay with him. He wants to spend time with her, and he wants to be able to talk to her. The lyrics convey a sense of urgency and longing for Sally, both of which are expressed through the singer's words and actions.


Line by Line Meaning

There is nothing that is wrong
It's perfectly normal for me to want you to stay.


In wanting you to stay here with me
I want you to stay by my side for a while.


I know you've got somewhere to go
I understand that you have other commitments.


But won't you make yourself at home and stay with me?
But why not just relax and spend some time with me?


And don't you ever leave
I don't want you to go anytime soon.


Lay down, Sally, and rest you in my arms
Please lay down and relax in my embrace.


Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Do you need someone to talk to about your worries?


No need to leave so soon
You don't have to go just yet.


I've been trying all night long just to talk to you
I've been waiting for a chance to have a conversation with you.


The sun ain't nearly on the rise
It's still a long way until sunrise.


And we still got the moon and stars above
We can still enjoy the night sky together.


Underneath the velvet skies
The night sky is beautiful and comforting.


Love is all that matters
The most important thing is the love we share.


I long to see the morning light
I look forward to spending more time with you.


Coloring your face so dreamily
Seeing you in the morning light will be delightful.


So don't you go and say goodbye
Please don't leave just yet.


You can lay your worries down and stay with me
You can relax and forget about your problems while you're with me.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Eric Patrick Clapton, George E. Terry, Marcy Levy

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@iamsamdearie

There is nothing that is wrong
In wanting you to stay here with me
I know you've got somewhere to go
But won't you make yourself at home and stay with me?
And don't you ever leave
Lay down, Sally, and rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you
Sun ain't nearly on the rise
We still got the moon and stars above
Underneath the velvet skies, love is all that matters
Won't you stay with me? Don't you ever leave
Lay down, Sally, and rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, and no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you
I long to see the morning light
Color in your face so dreamily
So don't you go and say goodbye
You can lay your worries down and stay with me
And don't you ever leave
Lay down, Sally, and rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, there's no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you
Lay down, Sally, and rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, there's no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you



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In memory of my dad. One of his favorite bands. 1948-2020

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