BELINDA CARLISLE: Lay down your arms CD Digi pack UK. Check video
BELINDA CARLISLE: Lay down your arms CD Digi pack UK. Check video

BELINDA CARLISLE: Lay down your arms CD Digi pack UK. Great anthem; cover song! Check video


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Lay Down Your Arms” is a rock song which Charlotte CaffeyRalph Schuckett, and Ellen Shipley wrote and composed, and which Shipley produced, for The Graces‘ album Perfect View (1989). Caffey was lead vocalist, and the song was released as the band’s debut single. It charted at #56 in the Billboard charts. 

The song was covered by US singer Belinda Carlisle, who, like her friend Caffey, was an alumna of “The Go-Go’s“. It was the second song Carlisle released from her fifth studio album, Real, which she released in 1993. Carlisle’s version, which Schuckett produced, was the more successful of the two versions, charting at number 27 on the UK Singles Chart. The CD single included three additional tracks: “Tell Me”, “Wrap My Arms”, and “Here Comes My Baby”; the last two were 8-track demos.

The music video for the Carlisle cover was directed by Neil Abramson

  • 4 track CD single Lay Down Your Arms UK CD Single
    Label – Virgin Catalogue Number VSCDG1476
  1. “Lay Down Your Arms”
  2. “Tell Me”
  3. “Wrap My Arms Around You” (8-track demo)
  4. “Here Comes My Baby” (8-track demo)
Chart (1993) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 27


Your words how they cut so deep
I can hear you in my sleep
Lying here, wishing here
Wishing here, waiting

You forget I know your tender spots
But I’ll be careful with your heart
But I’m the one loving you
So come on and love me

Lay down your arms
Lay down, down, down, down
Why’d you want to go
And shoot love to the ground
Lay down your arms
Lay down, down, down down
Lay with me

Sometimes I can be so cold
I let you in but I don’t let go
Pulling you, pushing you
Pushing you, pulling

Don’t want to tear our love apart
Can we find each other in the dark?
Can we start living here?
Can we start giving?

So, we are in love
So, we are at war
But we can be on the same side


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