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"Lay Lady Lay"
by Duran Duran

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Song details
DuranDuran ThankYou albumcover Track number 5
from the album
Thank You
Previous track: Watching the Detectives
Next track: 911 Is a Joke
Length:
Writer(s): Bob Dylan
Producer(s):


"Lay Lady Lay" is a cover song recorded by Duran Duran for their 1995 covers album Thank You.

About the songEdit

The original song was written by Bob Dylan and released in 1969 on his Nashville Skyline album. The song was written for the soundtrack of the movie Midnight Cowboy, but wasn't submitted in time to make the final cut. [1]

Dozens of other cover versions of the song have been recorded by numerous performers, including: The Byrds, Cher, Ben E. King, Eddie and Ernie, The Isley Brothers, Della Reese, Neil Diamond, Richie Havens, Booker T. & the MG's, Ministry, Isaac Hayes, Cassandra Wilson, Magnet and Gemma Hayes, Buddy Guy, and Maria Muldaur.

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Trager, Oliver. Keys to the Rain, the Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia. Billboard Books, 2004. (ISBN 0-8230-7974-0)

LyricsEdit

Lay lady lay
lay across my big brass bed
Lay lady lay
lay across my big brass bed

Whatever colors you have in your mind
I show them to you and you see them shine

Lay lady lay
lay across my big brass bed
Stay lady stay
stay with your man a while
Until the break of day
let me see you make him smile

His clothes are dirty but his, his hands are clean
And you are the best thing that he's ever seen

Stay lady stay
stay with your man a while

Why wait any longer for the world to begin
you can have your cake and eat it, too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
when he's standing in front of you

Lay lady lay
lay across my big brass bed
Stay lady stay
stay while the night is still ahead

I long to see you in the morning light
I long to reach for you in the night

Stay lady stay
stay while the night is still ahead

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